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 […]

The magic of Hever Castle

| October 9, 2018

The magic of Hever Castle

I’ve been fortunate to have visited Hever Castle on a number of occasions and to have stayed there several times and I can hand-on-heart say that there is something truly magical about it. I don’t know what it is – and I don’t believe that I’m Anne Boleyn reincarnated or anything – but Hever just […]

The Anne Boleyn Files Tudor Calendar 2019 is available now!

| October 5, 2018

The Anne Boleyn Files Tudor Calendar 2019 is available now!

Enjoy the winning photos from our annual Anne Boleyn Files calendar competition in the stunning 2019 wall calendar which is available now. This unique calendar contains beautiful full-colour photos of Thornbury Castle and its grounds, Burghley House, Little Moreton Hall, Ewhurst Place, Hampton Court Palace, Layer Marney Tower, Acton Court, Dorney Court, Carew Castle and […]

No other words for it: Tudor bliss!

| September 28, 2018

No other words for it: Tudor bliss!

I know that many of you have enjoyed living vicariously through me via my daily diary entries for the Discover the Tudors tour, so I thought I’d share some of my highlights in this video that I did for the Tudor Society this week. I truly am blessed that I get to visit such wonderful […]

Day 8 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 24, 2018

Day 8 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

I can’t believe that today was our last full day on the tour and that I will soon be saying goodbye to these lovely lords and ladies. We have gelled so much and I know that we have made friendships that will last a lifetime. It’s wonderful that Tudor history can bring us together like […]

Day 7 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 22, 2018

Day 7 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

After another delicious breakfast at the Arden Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon – French toast and I shared it with Francis I and Elizabeth I, as you can see! – we said our goodbyes to Stratford and set off for London. We arrived in London for lunch and then headed to London Charterhouse. London Charterhouse has such […]

Day 6 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 21, 2018

Day 6 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

After another yummy breakfast the Arden Hotel’s veggie cooked breakfast is delicious, by the way – we headed off to spend the morning at Kenilworth Castle. Kenilworth Castle dates back to the 12th century, but for us Tudor history lovers it’s the link with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, that gets us excited. Leicester, who […]