Tudor Ambition: Houses of the Boleyn Family – online lecture from Simon Thurley

| August 28, 2020

Tudor Ambition: Houses of the Boleyn Family – online lecture from Simon Thurley

Thank you to Lucia Graves from Gresham College for letting me know about this online lecture from architectural historian Simon Thurley, who you might know from his books on royal palaces. The lecture is taking place on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 6:00PM – 7:00PM UK time, and you can register for free at https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/boleyn-houses Here’s […]

New 2021 Anne Boleyn Experience and Elizabeth I Experience Tours!

| July 8, 2020

New 2021 Anne Boleyn Experience and Elizabeth I Experience Tours!

If you’re anything like me, then you are fed up of 2020! What a year, and we’re only in July! One of the things that is helping keeping me going at the moment is the thought of next year’s tours. As you know, I co-lead luxury historical tours with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History […]

Hever: A Castle and its People – Special book announcement!

| December 15, 2019

This week has been crazy! On Wednesday I flew to the UK for a very special meet-up with one of my very best friends and a man with whom I’m very lucky to be writing a book. I’m so very excited about this project. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be […]

Anne Boleyn’s Books of Hours and the Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 23, 2019

Anne Boleyn’s Books of Hours and the Fall of Anne Boleyn

What a whirlwind couple of weeks I’ve had! I still haven’t come back down to earth after the excitement of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour and then living my dream and holding Anne Boleyn’s Books of Hours at Hever Castle – wow! I’m back home now and Tim and I will be putting together a […]

New exhibition on at Hever Castle – Lights, camera, action: Hever Castle on Stage and Screen

| April 17, 2019

New exhibition on at Hever Castle – Lights, camera, action: Hever Castle on Stage and Screen

Hever Castle, the family home of the Boleyn family, has just let me know about their new exhibition which starts on 13th May – Lights, camera, action: Hever Castle on Stage and Screen. I’m very excited as I’m there with the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour while the exhibition is on – great timing! The temporary […]

It’s not too late to book your place on the Anne Boleyn Experience or Executed Queens tours 2019!

| March 7, 2019

It’s not too late to book your place on the Anne Boleyn Experience or Executed Queens tours 2019!

I’ve been chatting with Philippa Lacey Brewell, my co-leader for this year’s tours and a lady who is an absolute whizz at organising them, and she has told me that there are still 5 places available on each of this year’s tours. This is great news if you’ve been holding off booking due to not […]

What is Claire looking forward to in next year’s Anne Boleyn Experience?

| October 11, 2018

What is Claire looking forward to in next year’s Anne Boleyn Experience?

As I said in a previous post, I’m counting the days to the next Anne Boleyn Experience tour – 213 days as I write this! I’m already excited. I just love it. Tim asked me what exactly it is that I’m so excited about, what is it that I’m looking forward to? Well, lots of […]

Claire’s very best memories of the Anne Boleyn Experience

| October 10, 2018

Claire’s very best memories of the Anne Boleyn Experience

Tim asked me what my very best memories of the Anne Boleyn Experience tour are, so I had a think and then made this video. As you can see, I have rather a lot of ‘very best memories’ from the tours I’ve led with Tim and the tour I led with Philippa this year, and […]