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 […]

Another Queen Elizabeth with Tudor and Boleyn blood

| June 2, 2022

Another Queen Elizabeth with Tudor and Boleyn blood

As the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee kick off today, I wanted to mark the occasion by drawing attention to the fact that Queen Elizabeth II, like her namesake Queen Elizabeth I, has both Tudor and Boleyn blood. Our present queen is descended from King Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, through his […]

Claire is interviewed on Times Radio about Anne Boleyn’s execution

| May 19, 2022

Claire is interviewed on Times Radio about Anne Boleyn’s execution

I was interviewed bright and early this morning for the “on this day in history” segment of the “Aasmah Mir and Stig Abell with Times Radio Breakfast” show. You can listen to the replay at https://www.thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/20220519-11330/2022-05-19 and you’ll need to go to 55.30 to listen to my bit. I hope you enjoy it!

Only 24 hours to go until “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” online event!

| May 12, 2022

Only 24 hours to go until “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” online event!

My 8-day online event “The Fall of Anne Boleyn with Claire Ridgway” starts tomorrow at 10pm UK/5pm New York! Tomorrow, I will be explaining the background to the events of spring 1536. How did Anne Boleyn go from being Henry VIII’s true love, wife and queen in 1533 to climbing a scaffold on 19th May […]

It’s not too late to join me live later today – The 1536 Investigation into Anne Boleyn

| May 10, 2022

It’s not too late to join me live later today – The 1536 Investigation into Anne Boleyn

Today’s the day! Later today, I will be going live and exploring the investigation into Queen Anne Boleyn in April and May 1536. I’ll be looking at: What we know about the Crown’s case against Anne and the men in April and May 1536. Who carried out the investigation Who was interrogated. Who gave evidence. […]

Register now to join me for a live talk on Tuesday 10 May – The 1536 Investigation into Anne Boleyn

| May 6, 2022

Register now to join me for a live talk on Tuesday 10 May – The 1536 Investigation into Anne Boleyn

Thank you so much to everyone who voted on what I should talk about in my live on Tuesday 10th May. The topic chosen is the investigation into Anne Boleyn, and whether there actually was an investigation. What do we know about the Crown’s case against Anne and the men in April and May 1536? […]