My videos on Becoming Elizabeth

| June 23, 2022

My videos on Becoming Elizabeth

I’m currently doing weekly videos on each episode of the Starz series, “Becoming Elizabeth” on my YouTube Channel and posting them over on The Elizabeth Files. The idea was to look at the real history behind the events featured in the episodes, but my episode 2 part 1 video was a bit different. It was […]

Becoming Elizabeth Live Chat – Friday 17 June at 5pm UK/ 10pm New York

| June 16, 2022

Becoming Elizabeth Live Chat – Friday 17 June at 5pm UK/ 10pm New York

There’s nothing like talking Tudor to people who know what you’re on about, whose eyes don’t glaze over and who are as interested in Tudor history as you are – that’s real Tudor fun! That’s why I’m really excited about dissecting episode 1 of the Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth” with other Tudor history lovers this […]

Elizabeth I online event – Registration open now!

| June 13, 2022

Elizabeth I online event – Registration open now!

After the success of my previous two online events, I’m excited to announce my third, and it’s on Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn. “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” is a completely online event, so you can listen to expert talks and participate in Q&A sessions and chats from the […]

June 8 1536 – Henry VIII doesn’t have any legitimate children

| June 8, 2022

June 8 1536 – Henry VIII doesn’t have any legitimate children

On this day in 1536, Henry VIII found himself without any legitimate children. Well, he didn’t find himself that way, really, he made it so. The sixth Parliament of King Henry VIII’s reign met on 8th June 1536 and passed the Second Act of Succession. This act removed Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from […]

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth I!

| September 7, 2021

Happy Birthday to Queen Elizabeth I!

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter at Greenwich Palace. Chronicler Edward Hall recorded the royal birth, writing, “The vii. day of September beyng Sondaie, betwene thre and foure of the Clocke at after noone, the Quene was delivered of a faire Lady […]”. He […]

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Matthew Parker’s meeting – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 26, 2021

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Matthew Parker’s meeting – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 26th April 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn had a meeting with her chaplain, Matthew Parker. The words she spoke to him that day, just six days before her arrest, had such an impact on him that they stayed with him for the rest of his life and made him take […]

Happy Mothering Sunday!

| March 14, 2021

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Happy Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day to all those in countries celebrating today! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating. I always find it sad that Anne Boleyn didn’t have much chance to be a mother, and being queen made it difficult anyway, when the child was whisked off away from court to their […]

Music for Elizabeth I – Court Music from her Reign – New album out now!

| November 27, 2020

Music for Elizabeth I – Court Music from her Reign – New album out now!

Thank you to composer and music producer Roberto Lorenzo for writing this guest article for us to celebrate the release of his new album, “Music for Elizabeth I – Court music from her reign”, which came out on 21st November 2020. Over to Roberto… While creating the album “Music for Anne Boleyn”, I was amazed […]