The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

Episode 1 of BBC Two’s new three-part series on the Boleyn family – The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – aired on Friday 13th August, and episodes 2 and 3 have already been released on BBC iPlayer. It is a wonderful series and well worth watching because it introduces a very different Boleyn family. Gone are […]

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family airs tonight!

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family airs tonight!

Those of you in the UK, or with access to BBC2, will be able to enjoy watching the first episode of The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family today at 9pm. I’m so excited about this programme because: I consulted on it – Unfortunately, due to Covid travel restrictions, I couldn’t take part in the filming, but […]

Send us your photos of The Boleyns of Hever Castle

A big thank you to those of you who have shared photos of your copies of The Boleyns of Hever Castle with Owen and I on social media. It really is such a thrill to see our book out there in the ‘wild’ and all around the world. We though it would be lovely to […]

The Boleyns of Hever Castle – Claire and Owen talk to Sarah Morris

The Boleyns of Hever Castle – Claire and Owen talk to Sarah Morris

Last Saturday, Dr Owen Emmerson and I had the great pleasure of spending the day with Sarah Morris of the Tudor Travel Guide (and the Tudor History and Travel Show), and her partner, Chris, at Hever Castle. We had a wonderful time being interviewed about our new book, The Boleyns of Hever Castle, chatting over […]

Unboxing The Boleyns of Hever Castle

Unboxing The Boleyns of Hever Castle

There’s nothing quite like seeing your book for the very first time and it’s even better when you’re going slightly stir crazy in quarantine to have that kind of treat. I’m so very thrilled to receive my author copies of The Boleyns of Hever Castle. I’m proud of what Dr Owen Emmerson and I have […]

19 July 1543 – Mary Boleyn dies

19 July 1543 – Mary Boleyn dies

On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1543, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn died. Mary Boleyn is known for being Henry VIII’s mistress at one point, and you can find out a bit more about her in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts… Here is my Mary Boleyn playlist: There are also […]

Claire and Owen talk about their talk and book today on BBC Radio Kent

Just a quick post to let you know that at 12.20 UK time, Dr Owen Emmerson and I will be talking to Natalie Eacersall on BBC Radio Kent about our book “The Boleyns of Hever Castle” and our talk and book signing at Hever on 1st August. We are so very excited and I hope […]

21 Interesting Facts about Mary I

21 Interesting Facts about Mary I

Mary I was the daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, and she was Queen of England from July 1553 to November 1558, but how much do you know about her? In this latest edition of my “facts about…” series, I share 21 interesting facts about Mary I. Find out […]

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