Adding a twist of Tudor to a modern Christmas – with two dashes of fun and a sprinkle of whimsy by Laura Loney

| September 30, 2022

Adding a twist of Tudor to a modern Christmas – with two dashes of fun and a sprinkle of whimsy by Laura Loney

A big welcome to Laura Loney who is visiting us today in celebration of the release of her debut book ‘Twas The Night Before Tudor Christmas, which is beautifully illustrated by Kathryn Holeman. It’s out today in paperback and Kindle. Find the book on your Amazon store – click here. It really is gorgeous. Over […]

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral – Monday 19 September 2022

| September 19, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral – Monday 19 September 2022

Today is the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on 8th September 2022 at the age of 96 after a reign of over 70 years. You can read more about Queen Elizabeth II, her life and reign, and how she is descended from Margaret Tudor and the Boleyns, in an article I wrote – […]

The death of Queen Elizabeth II and accession of King Charles III – The Queen is dead, long live the King!

| September 9, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II and accession of King Charles III – The Queen is dead, long live the King!

I was saddened yesterday to hear the news that Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, had died at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. Even though the queen was 96, I was still shocked by the news – she was the only monarch I’ve known, and I admired her immensely. My thoughts are with the family. Here […]

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 […]

Introducing Dr Tracy Borman and her talk on Elizabeth’s Women: the hidden story of the Virgin Queen

| September 1, 2022

Introducing Dr Tracy Borman and her talk on Elizabeth’s Women: the hidden story of the Virgin Queen

There are just 6 days to go until my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” starts! One of our 8 historians and experts is Dr Tracy Borman. Her talk is based on her best selling book, “Elizabeth’s Women”, and she will explore the fascinating relationships that Elizabeth I had with […]

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