September 26 – Sir Amias Paulet, gaoler of Mary, Queen of Scots

| September 26, 2022

September 26 – Sir Amias Paulet, gaoler of Mary, Queen of Scots

On this day in Tudor history, 26th September 1588, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, administrator, diplomat and Governor of Jersey, Sir Amias (Amyas) Paulet died. He was buried in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster. Sir Amias Paulet was also one of Mary, Queen of Scots’ gaolers. While he was in that position, Queen Elizabeth wanted […]

September 10 – The christening of Elizabeth I at Greenwich

| September 10, 2022

September 10 – The christening of Elizabeth I at Greenwich

On this day in Tudor history, 10th September 1533, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was christened at the Church of Observant Friars in Greenwich. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She had a lavish christening service presided over by […]

September 7 – The birth of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

| September 7, 2022

September 7 – The birth of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Greenwich Palace. This daughter would, of course, grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, a queen who would rule England for over […]

Last chance to register for my Elizabeth I online event! Don’t miss out!

| September 6, 2022

Last chance to register for my Elizabeth I online event! Don’t miss out!

There are just 24 hours to go until my Elizabeth I online event, “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”, starts! The event kicks off tomorrow with a talk from Dr Elizabeth Norton on the Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour Scandal, and a live-streamed talk and Q&A from me, Claire Ridgway, on Elizabeth I’s […]

Elizabeth I event schedule – 7-16 September plus bonus day and bonus talk

| September 5, 2022

Elizabeth I event schedule – 7-16 September plus bonus day and bonus talk

There are just 2 days until “Elizabeth I, The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”, my online event, so I thought I’d share with you a brief running order of the talks and Q&A sessions: Day 1 – Wednesday 7th September – Part 1 – The Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour Scandal – Talk by Dr […]

Just 2 days to go! Introducing Dr Estelle Paranque and her talk on Elizabeth and France

| September 5, 2022

Just 2 days to go! Introducing Dr Estelle Paranque and her talk on Elizabeth and France

There are only 2 days to go until my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” starts! Yes, it starts on Wednesday 7th September, and runs until 16th September. Do register while you still have the chance. See all the details and register at https://claireridgway.com/events/elizabeth-i-the-life-of-gloriana-the-virgin-queen-online-event-7-16-september-2022/ Dr Estelle Paranque is one of […]

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Goldring and her talk on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley

| September 3, 2022

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Goldring and her talk on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley

Did Robert Dudley have his wife killed so that he could marry Elizabeth I? Was the Virgin Queen really a virgin? In her talk on Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Dr Elizabeth Goldring will sort fact from fiction, answering these and other questions as she tells the thrilling story of one of […]

September 3 – The death of actor and clown Richard Tarlton

| September 3, 2022

September 3 – The death of actor and clown Richard Tarlton

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd (or possibly 5th) September 1588, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, actor and clown Richard Tarlton died in Shoreditch. Tarlton was laid to rest at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch. Richard Tarlton was a member of the Queen’s Men acting company, but was known for his post-play jigs […]