60 second history – Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

60 second history – Anne Boleyn

Sixty seconds is such a short time to try and give a biography of a historical person. I so wanted to do justice to Anne, but there was only time to give the bare minimum, just a few facts. If I’d had more time, I would have talked about her faith, her part in the […]

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, our commemoration of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution on this day in 1536, Beth von Staats, author Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell, talks about why the Americans love Anne Boleyn so much. I know from my blog statistics just how many visitors I have from the USA and it […]

$30 off The Life of Anne Boleyn online course until 21 May 2017

| May 17, 2017

To commemorate the anniversaries of the executions of Queen Anne Boleyn and the five men in May 1536, MedievalCourses.com is offering a $30 discount off my “The Life of Anne Boleyn” course, bringing the price down to just $45, until the end of Sunday 21 May 2017. Simply use coupon code ABDAY2017 at https://medievalcourses.com/overview/life-anne-boleyn-mc06/. The […]

Claire Ridgway chats about Anne Boleyn with James Boulton

| April 3, 2017

James Boulton of Queens of England Podcast interviewed me a few weeks ago on my very favourite subject – yes, you guessed it! Anne Boleyn! James has just published the podcast so here are the links for you to listen to it. I hope you enjoy it! The link to the episode on James’s website: […]

4 March 1522 – Anne Boleyn takes part in a pageant

| March 4, 2017

4 March 1522 – Anne Boleyn takes part in a pageant

On Shrove Tuesday 1522, 4th March, Anne Boleyn took part in the pageant of “The Château Vert” at York Place, a property owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. This was her first recorded public appearance at court since her return from France in late 1521. The pageant was part of the Shrovetide celebrations which began on […]

7 February 1526 – A joust, a lost eye and unrequited love

| February 7, 2017

On this day in history, 7the February 1526, the traditional Shrovetide joust took place at Greenwich Palace. The joust’s theme was unrequited love. Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter, and his team of men wore green velvet and crimson satin embroidered with burning hearts. Above these hearts, a lady’s hand was depicted coming out of a […]

Anne Boleyn: Ever After

| February 6, 2017

Anne Boleyn: Ever After

Thank you to Lissa Chapman, author of the new book Anne Boleyn in London, for sharing this guest article with us today. You can also read Lissa’s other article “Anne Boleyn: The news on the street”. Anne Boleyn began to be a non-person around a fortnight before she died. Her household was disbanded before her […]

The Life of Anne Boleyn online course – updated lessons

| January 27, 2017

The Life of Anne Boleyn online course – updated lessons

30th January 2017 is launch day for my first online history course with MedievalCourses.com. I’ve written a 15 unit course called The Life of Anne Boleyn, which you’ll probably know about it as I have shared information about it before. I’ve now finished recording all of the video lessons (there are also audio files and […]