The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar 2020

Posted By on October 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Time to launch our Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar!

This high-quality wall calendar measures 297mm (11¾ inches) by 425mm (16¾ inches), it is spiral bound at the top and is printed on thick 100# stock paper. Full colour throughout. 1 full page per month.

Our 2020 calendar features photos of some of my very favourite Tudor places:

  • Tutbury Castle
  • Windsor Castle
  • Sudeley Castle
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • The Tower of London
  • Hever Castle
  • Hatfield Old Palace
  • Penshurst Place
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • London Charterhouse
  • Kenilworth Castle

They really are stunning places.

Scroll down to find out how to order, but here’s a video I made showing a sample calendar:
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15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s christening at Hampton Court Palace

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On this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1537, three-day-old Prince Edward (the future King Edward VI), son of King Henry VIII and his third wife, Queen Jane Seymour, was christened in a lavish ceremony in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

In today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video, I share a contemporary account of the christening ceremony, including a list of those who played prominent roles. Edward’s half-sisters, Mary and Elizabeth, both attended, with Mary standing as godmother and Elizabeth carrying the chrisom cloth. But you’ll also recognise lots of other Tudor personalities.

You’ll notice that Thomas Boleyn is mentioned and he must have had very mixed feelings about the day. If only his daughter, Anne Boleyn, had given the king a son! Poor poor Thomas had had to come back to court and do his duty as a king’s servant, and prove his loyalty, for the good of his surviving family, whatever his personal feelings. At least this ceremony would have given him the opportunity to see his granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Here is my video on the christening:

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I mention the re-enactment of Edward VI’s christening done for the documentary “Britain’s Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court”. You can see that at https://youtu.be/jjoLrOH6xDQ, or just search for it here on YouTube.

You can find out about Edward’s birth in Claire’s talk from 12th October – https://youtu.be/sfHi1REWh-I

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11 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn accompanies Henry VIII to Calais

11 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn accompanies Henry VIII to Calais

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I’m so sorry that I haven’t been around much recently, life has just got in the way! I just wanted to share with you my latest “On this day in Tudor history” video, which is based on an article I wrote on this very site a few years ago, because it is about a book […]