Discover the Tudors Tour – 10 places left!

| April 10, 2018

Discover the Tudors Tour – 10 places left!

The Anne Boleyn Experience Tour May 2018 sold out quickly and the Discover the Tudors Tour September 2018 has only 10 places left! Do act quickly to secure your place by clicking here. The Discover the Tudors is an exclusive, luxury tour for self-confessed Tudor lovers. It visits 12 historic locations over 9 days with […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

| March 11, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday to give it its proper name, to those in countries celebrating today! I hope you have a special day. Here are some articles and resources from the archives which I hope you will find of interest: Anne Boleyn, Mother of Elizabeth I Did Anne Boleyn have a stepmother? Thomas […]

International Women’s Day 2018 – #PressforProgress

| March 8, 2018

International Women’s Day 2018 – #PressforProgress

Happy International Women’s Day! This year’s theme is #PressforProgress and the International Women’s Day website explains that “Individually, we’re one drop but together we’re an ocean” and asks us to “Commit to a “gender parity mindset” via progressive action. Let’s all collaborate to accelerate gender parity, so our collective action powers equality worldwide.” You can […]

William Shakespeare’s resting place in Stratford-upon-Avon

| February 21, 2018

William Shakespeare’s resting place in Stratford-upon-Avon

A couple of years ago, I made a video as one of my “Claire Chats” weekly talks for the Tudor Society on Holy Trinity Church. I had just been to visit this church, specifically to visit the resting places of William Shakespeare, his wife Anne Hathaway, his daughter Susannah and other members of the family. […]

Got that Monday feeling? Here’s something funny!

| February 19, 2018

Mondays come round all too quickly don’t they?! If you have that awful Monday feeling then this photo may just bring a smile to your face. Anne Boleyn Files follower Mark Gladwell ran the Hampton Court Half Marathon yesterday and he had a running vest printed especially for it with the logo “Team Boleyn 1533” […]

It’s our 9th birthday!

| February 17, 2018

As I looked at my diary this morning, it suddenly dawned on me that it was on this day in 2009 that I wrote the very first post on this blog. The post’s title was “In Search of Anne Boleyn” and it explained my purpose in starting The Anne Boleyn Files: “My purpose in starting […]

50% off my Anne Boleyn course and other online history courses

| February 8, 2018

You can save 50% off all of’s online history courses at the moment, until 15th February 2018, by using coupon code VALENTINE2018 at checkout. Gift certificates are also available so you can buy a course as a Valentine’s Day gift. The offer includes my “The Life of Anne Boleyn” course, Gareth Russell’s “The Six […]

The Tudor Summit – 3 and 4 March 2018

| February 6, 2018

The Tudor Summit – 3 and 4 March 2018

This morning I was interviewed by the lovely Heather Teysko (thank you, Heather!) for the Tudor Summit, two Days of learning and connecting with leading Tudor historians, bloggers, and podcasters, which takes place online on 3rd and 4th March 2018. Heather asked me lots of questions about my favourite Tudor family, the Boleyns, and I […]