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Day 3 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

Day 3 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

Do you think Tim will notice if I don’t return home? I’m sure Hever won’t notice if I move in to a little cubby hole somewhere, perhaps the priest hole! I’m having such a blast on the Anne Boleyn Experience tour that I’m not sure I want it to finish! Today, we visited the stunning […]

14 May 1536 – The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour

14 May 1536 – The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour

On this day in 1536, 14th May, while her predecessor and former mistress was in the Tower of London waiting for her trial, Jane Seymour was moved to be closer to the king and was treated like a queen. Find out more about this, and Eustace Chapuys’ rather unflattering description, in today’s video. I’m doing […]

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

Today was the perfect first full day of the tour – a day to explore Hever Castle and its surroundings – the castle itself, the beautiful gardens, the local church with its brass memorials for Thomas Boleyn and Henry Boleyn, the gift shop… Then, a private after-hours tour of the castle (incorporating the Hidden Hever […]

13 May 1536 – A cross Henry Percy – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

13 May 1536 – A cross Henry Percy – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 13th May, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, got rather cross and exasperated with Thomas Cromwell and refused to be bullied in any way. Poor Cromwell, Percy wouldn’t play ball! Find out what Thomas Cromwell was trying to get Percy to do any why, and what it had to do with […]

Day 1 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

Day 1 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

It’s Day 1 of our Anne Boleyn Experience Tour based at Hever Castle, the Boleyn family home in Kent, and I’m already in Tudor bliss. Lovely people, yummy food, lots of talking Tudor, meeting old friends, luxury accommodation, Hever Castle… what more could I want? Find out all about Day 1 in my diary post […]

12 May 1536 – 4 men are tried for high treason – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

12 May 1536 – 4 men are tried for high treason – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 12th May, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were tried for high treason at Westminster Hall. Spoiler alert – they were all found guilty and condemned to death. I explain more in today’s video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily until 19th […]

11 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s busy lovelife – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

11 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s busy lovelife – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 11th May, the Grand Jury of Kent met to rule on the alleged offences committed by Queen Anne Boleyn and her alleged lovers in the county. In today’s video, I look at the dates, places and crimes, cited in the indictment. If we’re to believe the jury, Queen Anne Boleyn […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience 2020 now open for bookings!

The Anne Boleyn Experience 2019 starts on Sunday and I’m counting the hours! I’m so excited! I can’t wait to be back at Hever – yay! It really will be bliss to stay at Anne Boleyn’s family home and to enjoy it with like-minded people, i.e. other Tudor history nuts. I will of course be […]