The Boleyns of Hever Castle – Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway talk – 1 August 2021

| March 15, 2021

I am delighted and honoured to be speaking with my dear friend, Dr Owen Emmerson, castle supervisor at Hever Castle, on our very favourite subject, the Boleyns – yay! We’re speaking at the Two Sisters Theatre in the grounds of Hever Castle on Sunday 1st August 2021 at 8pm. It really is a ‘pinch me’ […]

Hever: A Castle and its People – Special book announcement!

| December 15, 2019

This week has been crazy! On Wednesday I flew to the UK for a very special meet-up with one of my very best friends and a man with whom I’m very lucky to be writing a book. I’m so very excited about this project. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be […]

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019

| May 14, 2019

Today was the perfect first full day of the tour – a day to explore Hever Castle and its surroundings – the castle itself, the beautiful gardens, the local church with its brass memorials for Thomas Boleyn and Henry Boleyn, the gift shop… Then, a private after-hours tour of the castle (incorporating the Hidden Hever […]

New exhibition on at Hever Castle – Lights, camera, action: Hever Castle on Stage and Screen

| April 17, 2019

Hever Castle, the family home of the Boleyn family, has just let me know about their new exhibition which starts on 13th May – Lights, camera, action: Hever Castle on Stage and Screen. I’m very excited as I’m there with the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour while the exhibition is on – great timing! The temporary […]

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

| October 11, 2018

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

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

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

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 […]