Some spooky stories

| October 31, 2021

Some spooky stories

As you know, I’ve been reading out ghost stories from viewers of the Anne Boleyn Files and YouTube Channel in the lead up to Halloween and you can enjoy these in the playlist below: I was also sent some longer ones by Lorna, which I just couldn’t read out due to their length and my […]

Halloween Ghost Stories

| October 27, 2021

Halloween Ghost Stories

In the lead-up to Hallowtide, I’ve been featuring ghost stories sent in by my YouTube subscribers and viewers. Here are the ones I’ve done so far, and there are more to come so do make sure you subscribe to my channel! I hope you enjoy them!

Happy Halloween! Some Hallowtide resources for you

| October 31, 2020

Happy Halloween! Some Hallowtide resources for you

Happy Halloween! I hope you have a lovely and safe Hallowtide. This year, things are so very different, aren’t they? Here, where we are, our local townhall has had to ban trick or treating in our village and instead give out wrapped sweets in sealed bags to local children who dress up and attend the […]

Halloween, Hallowtide, Witchcraft and Martin Luther

| October 31, 2019

Halloween, Hallowtide, Witchcraft and Martin Luther

Today, the 31st October, is of course All Hallows Eve, more commonly known as Halloween, the first day of Hallowtide. I’m marking the occasion with three videos – one about Hallowtide and how it was celebrated in Tudor times, one about superstition and witchcraft in the Tudor period, and another about an event that took […]

Happy Halloween, or All Hallows Eve!

| October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween, or All Hallows Eve!

Today, 31st October, as well as being the birthday of my daughter (Happy birthday Verity!) is also All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as it’s more commonly known. Halloween is the first day of Hallowtide, which includes the Feast of All Hallows, also known as All Saints’ Day, which is celebrated on 1st November and which […]

31 October – Halloween

| October 31, 2016

31 October – Halloween

All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as it’s more commonly referred to today, is celebrated on the night of 31st October, the night before All Saints’ Day (All Hallows), the feast day of all saints, known and unknown. It is the first day of Hallowtide, which also includes the Feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) […]

Tudor Cooking with Claire – Soul Cakes

| October 31, 2015

Tudor Cooking with Claire – Soul Cakes

As today is Halloween and it was traditional for medieval people to go “souling” at Hallowtide, I thought I’d make soul cakes. Mine are a bit more like soul “cookies” as I rolled them quite thin, but I hope you enjoy my video and why don’t you try out the recipe? You can find out […]

31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

| October 31, 2015

31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as it’s more commonly referred to today, is celebrated on the night of 31st October, the night before All Saints’ Day (All Hallows), the feast day of all saints, known and unknown. It is the first day of Hallowtide, which also includes the Feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) […]