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.

Claire is going live on YouTube and Facebook!

| August 16, 2022

Claire is going live on YouTube and Facebook!

I haven’t done a live on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel for a while – sorry! – so I thought I’d do a couple of live talks on Elizabeth I, who was, of course, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. I will be going live simultaneously on YouTube and […]

The Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour Scandal – Dr Elizabeth Norton

| August 15, 2022

The Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour Scandal – Dr Elizabeth Norton

The Starz series “Becoming Elizabeth” recently brought to life a scandal that affected Queen Elizabeth I in her youth. This scandal affected Elizabeth’s relationship with her beloved stepmother, Catherine Parr, the dowager queen, and saw Elizabeth surrounded by rumour and gossip. It’s something that must have had a huge impact on her. What was this […]

August 15 – A woman who suffered Elizabeth I’s wrath

| August 15, 2022

August 15 – A woman who suffered Elizabeth I’s wrath

On this day in history, 15th August 1603, the burial of Lady Mary Scudamore (née Shelton) took place at Holme Lacy in Herefordshire. Mary served as a member of Elizabeth I’s privy chamber and was one of Elizabeth’s favourite sleeping companions. Mary was very close to the queen but this also saw her suffer the […]

Just who was the real Elizabeth I?

| August 5, 2022

Just who was the real Elizabeth I?

As you know, I’ve been rather disappointed in the Starz series, “Becoming Elizabeth”, as I don’t feel it’s really shown what shaped Elizabeth in her youth, what made her the woman and queen she became. It’s made me determined to ensure that my online event “Elizabeth I: The Life of Gloriana, the Virgin Queen” does […]

August 3 – The new queen and her half-sister process through London

| August 3, 2022

August 3 – The new queen and her half-sister process through London

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd August 1553, the newly proclaimed queen, Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, processed through the streets of London. She was accompanied by her half-sister, Elizabeth, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Mary had claimed the throne from Queen Jane, Lady Jane Grey, her […]

Mastodon