2019 tours launched – The Anne Boleyn Experience and Executed Queens tours

| July 2, 2018

As you know, I’m working with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours to run Tudor history tours. I’m so excited about doing these, not only because it allows me to get my Tudor history fix, but also because I get to see historical attractions in the company of like-minded people – we get to […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 6 Diary Entry

| June 16, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 6 Diary Entry

Here is Tim’s diary entry for the last full day of the Executed Queen’s Tour… Our last day trip on the Executed Queens tour was a visit to the Tower of London. Although I hadn’t thought about it at the time, this was actually the perfect ending to the tour. All week we had been […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 6 – Photos

| June 15, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 6 – Photos

I don’t have Tim’s diary entry from yesterday yet as he had a late night with it being the group’s last night at Hever Castle and the last night of the tour. I do know, however, that they visited the Tower of London and then, after their evening banquet, went to the King Henry VIII […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 5 – Hampton Court Palace

| June 14, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 5 – Hampton Court Palace

The latest diary entry from Tim… This morning we awoke to glorious sunshine streaming in through the leaded windows of Hever castle – a stunning change to the cold rain of yesterday afternoon. As it was early, I decided to take a stroll around some of the grounds, and with the clear light and no […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 4 – Hever Castle

| June 13, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 4 – Hever Castle

Here’s Tim’s diary entry for day four of the Executed Queens Tour… Today we travelled down from Coombe Abbey, in the Midlands, to Hever Castle, in Kent. I absolutely LOVE Hever Castle, and it seems to hold a magical aura for all Tudor history fans. After our buffet lunch in the Astor wing, we decided […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 3 – Sheffield Manor Lodge

| June 12, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 3 – Sheffield Manor Lodge

Here’s Tim’s diary entry for day three of the Executed Queens Tour… What a moving day we’ve had on the Executed Queens Tour today. Our day visit was to Sheffield Manor Lodge on the site of a once huge deer park around Sheffield. Although the large part of the Manor Lodge is actually in ruins, […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 2 – Bosworth Battlefield

| June 11, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 2 – Bosworth Battlefield

Here’s Tim’s diary entry from day two of the Executed Queens Tour… Well, we’ve been really blessed with amazing weather today and it has made for a fantastic visit to the site of the Battle of Bosworth. We started out our day with Hawkwise Falconry learning about how the Tudors used birds of prey to […]

Executed Queens Tour Day 1 – Coombe Abbey and a Medieval Banquet

| June 10, 2012

Executed Queens Tour Day 1 – Coombe Abbey and a Medieval Banquet

I know that many of you love to read our reports on our tours, so here’s Tim’s report of day one… Well, a great day has been had so far. The group is small, but that makes the tour more special and we’re all getting along fantastically well. Our coach took us up to Coombe […]