May 30 – Knights of the Bath for Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and another wedding for Henry VIII

| May 30, 2022

May 30 – Knights of the Bath for Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and another wedding for Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, on the night of 30th/31st May 1533, as part of the celebrations for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation, which was scheduled for 1st June, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath. What did this mean? What happened in this night-long ceremony? Find out… Exactly three years later, on 30th […]

May 29 – A lavish river procession complete with fire-breathing dragon!

| May 29, 2022

May 29 – A lavish river procession complete with fire-breathing dragon!

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, just a day after Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn had been declared valid, the celebrations for Anne’s coronation began. The celebration consisted of a spectacular river pageant on the Thames. In this video, I describe the amazing river procession, using details from contemporary sources. Fire-breathing […]

May 28 – Anne Boleyn is Henry VIII’s rightful wife and queen

| May 28, 2022

May 28 – Anne Boleyn is Henry VIII’s rightful wife and queen

It seems so strange to go from counting down to Anne Boleyn’s execution in May 1536 to sharing events from a time of victory and joy for her in May 1533. On this day in Tudor history, 28th May 1533, over four months after Henry VIII had married Anne Boleyn at Whitehall Palace, and six […]

April 12 – Anne Boleyn causes quite a stir and the not-so-nice Earl of Oxford

| April 12, 2022

April 12 – Anne Boleyn causes quite a stir and the not-so-nice Earl of Oxford

On this day in Tudor history, 12th April 1533, Anne Boleyn made her very first public appearance as King Henry VIII’s official queen consort. Anne made quite an entrance! Accompanied by sixty ladies and “loaded with jewels”, she processed to Easter Eve mass at Greenwich Palace, setting tongues wagging. Hear an account of this event… […]

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

| April 11, 2022

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his council that Anne Boleyn, the woman he’d married in January 1533, was his rightful wife and queen, and should be accorded royal honours. Finally, things were going right for the couple, who had been waiting for this moment since […]

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. […]

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 […]

Amazing Tudor Discovery – The discovery of Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

| November 12, 2021

Amazing Tudor Discovery – The discovery of Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

You may have seen the news about the discovery of a contemporary carving of Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge and how Paul Fitzsimmons, an antiques dealer, bought it for £75 and how it’s now worth £200,000. It’s a wonderful find and the good news is that Paul isn’t keeping it to himself, it’s going on loan […]

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