What is Claire looking forward to in next year’s Anne Boleyn Experience?

| October 11, 2018

What is Claire looking forward to in next year’s Anne Boleyn Experience?

As I said in a previous post, I’m counting the days to the next Anne Boleyn Experience tour – 213 days as I write this! I’m already excited. I just love it. Tim asked me what exactly it is that I’m so excited about, what is it that I’m looking forward to? Well, lots of […]

Claire’s very best memories of the Anne Boleyn Experience

| October 10, 2018

Claire’s very best memories of the Anne Boleyn Experience

Tim asked me what my very best memories of the Anne Boleyn Experience tour are, so I had a think and then made this video. As you can see, I have rather a lot of ‘very best memories’ from the tours I’ve led with Tim and the tour I led with Philippa this year, and […]

The magic of Hever Castle

| October 9, 2018

The magic of Hever Castle

I’ve been fortunate to have visited Hever Castle on a number of occasions and to have stayed there several times and I can hand-on-heart say that there is something truly magical about it. I don’t know what it is – and I don’t believe that I’m Anne Boleyn reincarnated or anything – but Hever just […]

Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn – Guest Post by Katherine Longhi

| June 11, 2014

Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn – Guest Post by Katherine Longhi

Katherine Longhi is the author of Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn, a tour guide of Hever Castle with a focus on Anne’s life and legacy. Here’s a blog post that she’s written for us sharing her favourite rooms in Hever Castle. If you like this post, there’s even the chance to purchase the book at […]

Top 3 Places to Stay Where Anne Boleyn Stayed

| March 11, 2014

Top 3 Places to Stay Where Anne Boleyn Stayed

It’s wonderful to visit historic places linked to Anne Boleyn, but I know from experience that there’s nothing quite like actually staying in one and it is possible to do. Here are my top three picks for accommodation linked to Anne Boleyn. Have you stayed in one? Do share your experience in the comments section […]

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

| October 9, 2012

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

On 9th October 1514, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. You can read the details of the wedding and Mary’s appearance in my post Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France but I wanted to share with you Tim’s photo of […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience Day Three – Hampton Court Palace

| September 27, 2012

The Anne Boleyn Experience Day Three – Hampton Court Palace

Here’s Tim’s diary entry from day three of The Anne Boleyn Experience 2012 tour… Today we spent our day out at Hampton Court Palace, which is a wonderful place to visit. We were met by Jane, our costumed guide, who took us around the Tudor parts of the palace, explaining the history of the construction, […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience Day Two – Hever Castle

| September 26, 2012

The Anne Boleyn Experience Day Two – Hever Castle

Here’s Tim’s diary entry for day two of the tour… Well, after an amazing breakfast we started our full day at Hever Castle with a private tour around the castle. Our guide was very knowledgeable and it was great to spend some time looking at the wonderful portrait collection here. After that, I took a […]