The Final Days of Anne Boleyn – My article for History Extra

| June 5, 2019

I’m very honoured to be featured on the History Extra website, the official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine, with my article on “The final days of Anne Boleyn”. In this article, I talk about why Anne Boleyn was executed on 19th May 1536, how she was executed and what happened […]

Anne Boleyn’s Execution and Resting Place Video

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s Execution and Resting Place Video

Today’s first Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video talk is from yours truly and it’s on Anne Boleyn’s execution and resting place. Do head over to the MadeGlobal website at www.madeglobal.com/3150/claire-ridgway-execution-resting-place/ to be in with a chance of winning a copy of my book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown.

Anne Boleyn’s head was not put on a spike

| May 19, 2015

Anne Boleyn’s head was not put on a spike

Thank you to Jen for inspiring this post. She emailed me yesterday with the question “Was Anne Boleyn’s head put on a spike” and it’s one that I’m often asked about Anne Boleyn and also her brother and the men who were executed in May 1536, and I know it’s a question I will be […]

The Tower of London – Fortress, Palace, Mint and Prison

| August 18, 2011

The Tower of London – Fortress, Palace, Mint and Prison

The Tower of London, or Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress as it is officially called, is famous for being the site of much bloodshed and for being the prison of many hundreds, if not thousands, of people since it was first built by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century, but it has […]

Should Anne Boleyn be Pardoned and Reburied as Queen?

| May 26, 2011

Should Anne Boleyn be Pardoned and Reburied as Queen?

Before I start this article, I would just like to say that I am not criticising anyone’s beliefs or views and I realise that this is a very controversial topic which will undoubtedly lead to heated comments, but I just needed to state my own position on this subject and reaffirm what my mission is […]

Anne Boleyn’s Body Found?

| September 2, 2010

Anne Boleyn’s Body Found?

In my previous article, “Anne Boleyn’s Remains – The Exhumation of Anne Boleyn”, I wrote about the restoration of St Peter ad Vincula Chapel in 1876 and the exhumation of the bodies in the chancel, including that of Anne Boleyn. But did the skeleton found actually belong to Anne Boleyn? Alison Weir1 thinks not. No, […]

Anne Boleyn’s Remains – The Exhumation of Anne Boleyn

| August 30, 2010

Anne Boleyn’s Remains – The Exhumation of Anne Boleyn

I decided to write this article because there is so much false information out there about the restoration work at St Peter ad Vincula Chapel in the 19th century, the exhumation of Anne Boleyn and various other Tudor remains, and Anne Boleyn’s resting place. I recently purchased a copy of the 1877 “Notices of the […]

Anne Boleyn Experience Day 3

| May 19, 2010

Anne Boleyn Experience Day 3

Today we commemorated the anniversary of the execution of Anne Boleyn and celebrated her life. I did not want to be gloomy today and I think we did a pretty good job of focusing on her life, rather than her death. We spent the whole day at the Tower of London and managed to see […]