September 28 – Elizabeth accompanies Mary I to the Tower of London

| September 28, 2022

September 28 – Elizabeth accompanies Mary I to the Tower of London

On this day in Tudor history, 28th September 1553, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Elizabeth, the nineteen-year-old daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, accompanied her thirty-seven-year-old half-sister, Mary I, to the Tower of London. The sisters travelled in a decorated barge, and they were going to the Tower to prepare for Mary’s […]

September 10 – The christening of Elizabeth I at Greenwich

| September 10, 2022

September 10 – The christening of Elizabeth I at Greenwich

On this day in Tudor history, 10th September 1533, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was christened at the Church of Observant Friars in Greenwich. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She had a lavish christening service presided over by […]

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 Owen Emmerson and his talk on Elizabeth I and the Boleyns

| September 2, 2022

Introducing Dr Owen Emmerson and his talk on Elizabeth I and the Boleyns

It is often said that Elizabeth I was happy to draw comparisons between herself and her father, calling herself “the lion’s cub”, and that she chose to distance herself from her mother, Anne Boleyn, but is that true? In his talk, for my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen”, Dr […]

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Norton and her talk on Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour

| August 31, 2022

Introducing Dr Elizabeth Norton and her talk on Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour

Dr Elizabeth Norton is one of the experts speaking at my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” which starts in just 7 days! Elizabeth will be talking to us about the Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour scandal, the subject of her book “The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor” and something which has […]

8 days to go and 24 hours for a gift

| August 30, 2022

8 days to go and 24 hours for a gift

It’s just 8 days now until my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” starts! Not long at all! And there are just 24 hours to grab hold of an advance digital copy of my forthcoming book “On This Day in Tudor History II”. That’s my way of thanking you for […]

August 20 – Elizabeth I gives thanks to God

| August 20, 2022

August 20 – Elizabeth I gives thanks to God

On this day in Tudor history, 20th August 1588, a thanksgiving service was held at St Paul’s in London to thank God for his divine intervention when England defeated the Spanish Armada. Queen Elizabeth I believed that God had sent his Protestant Wind to save England from Catholic Spain’s attack.