The Boleyns in Who Do You Think You Are?

| October 13, 2021

The Boleyns in Who Do You Think You Are?

It was wonderful to see my dear friend and co-author, Dr Owen Emmerson (Hever’s historian and assistant curator) and some familiar faces such as Anna Whitelock, Tracy Borman, Elizabeth Goldring and Nicola Tallis, featured in last night’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”, along with my happy place (Hever Castle), and other wonderful places such […]

Unboxing The Boleyns of Hever Castle

| July 26, 2021

Unboxing The Boleyns of Hever Castle

There’s nothing quite like seeing your book for the very first time and it’s even better when you’re going slightly stir crazy in quarantine to have that kind of treat. I’m so very thrilled to receive my author copies of The Boleyns of Hever Castle. I’m proud of what Dr Owen Emmerson and I have […]

The Boleyns of Hever Castle now available for pre-order – yay!

| June 25, 2021

The Boleyns of Hever Castle now available for pre-order – yay!

Owen and I have had so many comments and messages regarding our forthcoming book, The Boleyns of Hever Castle, and it’s been so encouraging and truly heartwarming to know that there are so many people eager to read it. I have good news for those wanting to order our book. Although it isn’t released until […]

Coming soon – The Boleyns of Hever Castle – New book!

| May 19, 2021

Coming soon – The Boleyns of Hever Castle – New book!

Dr Owen Emmerson and I are excited to announce the release date of our forthcoming book, The Boleyns of Hever Castle! It has been a wonderful project to work on together and we are thrilled with the resulting book, which will be released as a coffee-table style book and e-book on 1st August 2021. Find […]

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

| March 15, 2021

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

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

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

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 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

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

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 […]