Introducing speaker No. 3 – Dr Lauren Mackay

| December 20, 2021

Introducing speaker No. 3 – Dr Lauren Mackay

“Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England” is a week of daily talks and live Q&A sessions with THE best Anne Boleyn experts where you’ll meet a very new Anne Boleyn and understand why she changed the course of English history. We’re lucky to have a fantastic line up of 8 historians who are all […]

Introducing Speaker Number 1, author and historian Gareth Russell!

| December 18, 2021

Introducing Speaker Number 1, author and historian Gareth Russell!

As you know, my online conference “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England” (28 Feb to 6 March) features 8 Boleyn experts talking over 7 days and taking part in live Q&A sessions. I’m so excited about this conference, and a big thank you to those of you who have already bought tickets. It’s going […]

Your questions about the Anne Boleyn conference 28 Feb to 6 March

| December 17, 2021

Your questions about the Anne Boleyn conference 28 Feb to 6 March

Thank you to those of you who have already booked tickets for “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England” – yay! I’m so excited about bringing this event to you! We’re going to have such fun delving into what made Anne Boleyn the fascinating woman she became, the woman Henry VIII just had to possess. […]

Doors to the “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England” online conference are now open!

| December 16, 2021

Doors to the “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England” online conference are now open!

Right now I’m on a high after my three days of Anne Boleyn-themed livestreams. It was wonderful to be speaking to many hundreds of people all over the world about the fascinating woman who is Anne Boleyn. Over the last three days, I’ve challenged some of the many myths that surround Anne Boleyn and have […]

Claire’s new Anne Boleyn tattoo – Let them grumble!

| November 24, 2021

Claire’s new Anne Boleyn tattoo – Let them grumble!

Hello to you all! I just wanted to share a video I’ve made for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel about my latest Anne Boleyn tattoo and the story behind it. In the video, I also explain the origin of the cupboard cloth, from which the image comes, the meaning of Anne […]

Henry VIII manages to infuriate Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn on the same day

| November 30, 2019

Henry VIII manages to infuriate Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn on the same day

This day in 1529 was not the best of days for King Henry VIII. In fact, it was a very bad day. For on 30th November 1529, he managed to upset his wife and the woman he wanted to marry – oops! So what did happen on 30th November 1529? What did King Henry VIII […]

Was Anne Boleyn a wicked stepmother?

| June 18, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn a wicked stepmother?

In today’s instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, I consider the relationship between Anne Boleyn and her stepdaughter, Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Anne Boleyn is often blamed for the ill-treatment Mary received in the 1530s, being painted as a wicked stepmother, so I look at how Mary […]

Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History – Rundown

| February 21, 2014

Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History – Rundown

I know that many of you were unable to watch last night’s programme, Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History, so I took notes for you. My TV did go wrong a couple of times, so I missed a few minutes – sorry! The programme opened with Anne Boleyn preparing herself for her execution […]