The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar 2020

Posted By on October 15, 2019

It’s that time of year again! Time to launch our Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar!

This high-quality wall calendar measures 297mm (11¾ inches) by 425mm (16¾ inches), it is spiral bound at the top and is printed on thick 100# stock paper. Full colour throughout. 1 full page per month.

Our 2020 calendar features photos of some of my very favourite Tudor places:

  • Tutbury Castle
  • Windsor Castle
  • Sudeley Castle
  • Shakespeare’s Birthplace
  • The Tower of London
  • Hever Castle
  • Hatfield Old Palace
  • Penshurst Place
  • Shakespeare’s Globe
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • London Charterhouse
  • Kenilworth Castle

They really are stunning places.

Scroll down to find out how to order, but here’s a video I made showing a sample calendar:

The calendar costs $9.00/7.99€/£7.20 and can be shipped worldwide.
It is shipped directly from our base in Spain.
Shipping to the UK is £6.50, within Europe is 7.00€, and to the US and Rest of the World is $11.99.
Each additional calendar ordered (to the same address) only adds $5/4€/£7.20 additional shipping for every calendar ordered (Max 5 calendars per order).

As well as enjoying this calendar yourself, why not get one for your Tudor-loving friends too?

*Pre-order now for shipping as soon as we have the first batch from the printer*

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Here are the different months – click on the images to see them properly:

25 thoughts on “The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar 2020”

  1. Lenore Peloso says:

    Trying to order the 2020 calendar From the US, but having trouble with the site.

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Lenore,
      I’m sorry that you experienced problems. Please can you tell me what happened? I have a successful payment from you.
      Best Wishes,
      Claire

  2. Michael Wright says:

    Beautiful photos as always. I hope to order mine soon. I noticed on the sample pics there are no photo credits. Were these photos aquired in a different way than usual?

  3. Christine says:

    I watched a programme last night about the Tower of London, and we were told the onion shaped crenallated tops on the Tower were put there by order of Henry V111 in honour of Anne Boleyn and her coronation, that’s something I never knew it was very interesting, also in the apartments of the Byward tower were found the original fireplace from medieval times, and beautiful painted walls, it was a great find, the scenes were illustrations from the suffering of Christ and the colours were quite remarkable given there great age, also I learnt that the first lion was bought back from the crusades by Richard 1st, I knew the Tower had housed a royal menagerie of exotic animals but I did not knew Richard bought any back with him, very interesting.

    1. Michael Wright says:

      I had hesrd that the domes were installed by Henry Viii but had not heard a reason. Very interesting.

  4. Brenda Einarson says:

    Hi. I ordered a calendar. I paid with Paypal and received a confirmation from it but not from you. Also, the other products wouldn’t download. Is there a way to retrieve them ? Thank you.

    1. Claire says:

      Hi Brenda,
      Thank you so much for your order. The order is processed Paypal so that is your receipt and confirmation. We will be dispatching the calendar orders as soon as we have them back from the printer.
      When you say other products won’t download, can you explain what you mean as I don’t understand what you’re referring to. Thank you!

      1. Brenda Einarson says:

        Thank you so much Claire. I must be mistaken confused about downloads. I look forward to receiving the calendar.

  5. Christine says:

    Today we can say they stand as a testament to a dead kings loyalty to a once loved queen, that he later forsake her and the place that once honoured her became her prison and later her death, makes her sad story all the more poignant, it is like the gatehouse with her initials still carved on them known today as Anne Boleyn’s clock tower at Hampton Court, another testament to a love that turned sour.

    1. Michael Wright says:

      As petty as Henry was I’m a bit surprised he didn’t have them removed after her execution as he seemed to want het removed from memory.

      1. Christine says:

        May have cost too much Michael.

        1. Michael Wright says:

          Thats a good point.

    2. Banditqueen says:

      That was great when we saw the Anne Boleyn Gate at Hampton Court with her coat of arms up there, the one that got away when Henry had them carved out. There is a pomegranate and Tudor rose for Katherine of Aragon on the wall as well, which is testament to the lost love between Henry and his first wife and love. Henry had everything changed when he married one wife and discarded another, but there wasn’t enough time to completely change everything. So people improvised, turning the heraldic beasts from lions into leapards and falcons into Phoenix. K became A, then J and so on, but of course things got overlooked as these symbols were in every nook and cranny. Carpenters and painters would take more care over allegations on the screening around the royal bed and in the state rooms, than one high up over a gate that could just fade with age. It would have been painted in gold, but I doubt Henry actually looked as his carriage arrived. More care was taken in the Great Watching Chamber, dedicated to Jane Seymour and her own Phoenix is prominent.

      In a Church in the Midlands town of Evesham there are three chapels all dedicated to Katherine of Aragon and Henry Viii and they remained untouched during the Reformation. The Commission destroyed the Abbey a few hundred yards away but left the gatehouse and the Abbey Gate and both Churches. There is also an alter and glass windows showing the religious changes and the outrage Henry caused with his marriage and other adventures. The last Abbot also made the last additions to the Gate and there is a dedication to him inside as he was martyred in 1539. He was an important man and he was well-known to the King and his Council. One Church was built by King Stephen, the other by Empress Matilda and one belonged to one diocese and the one next door to another. Both are originally Catholic Churches. The column with the Tudor roses and pomegranates still has much of its original colours. A local volunteer took us around and showed us and I must admit I didn’t notice the first time we went. He put the lights on so as we could see it properly. He started to tell us all about Henry and his divorce, which was great for Steve, but I didn’t have the heart to interrupt as he was very kind and he also pointed out some connections to the various Kings and so on.

      For me Evesham is famous because of the Battle there which saw the brutal death of Simon de Montford and his struggle against Henry iii. He was buried in the Abbey and his grave is now marked in the gardens which sit on the site of the Abbey and the Abbey fishing ponds. It is more of a memorial really as the site was before the High Alter and no remains have actually been searched for. There is a plan which showed the Abbey, the tomb and life in the monastery. The Church also contained some objects given by Simon and his father. These included an alter piece and some small statues and valuable chalice and some stone work. His coat of arms can be seen there also. I have to smile at the dedication on his memorial To the Father of Western Democracy. Well, yes, he took a first significant step towards this by establishing the first Parliament at Lewes in 1256. However, it was nothing like the Parliament we have now, but the roots of that Parliament were born here. It was more a gathering of the barons and later evolved into representatives from the counties and appointees from the landowners. It met where the King was, rather than in one place, which is why we hear of Parliament meeting in Wales, in Reading, Oxford, and many other places. Its customs and privileges have of course also evolved, usually after another fall out with the King, but essentially it became the place for our laws and rights to be determined, taxation to be granted and grievances heard, not much different from now. A modern Parliament is much more powerful and independent, but Medieval ones could be just as powerful. They were not merely yes men for the King and could and did make life difficult for him. Contrary to popular belief, Henry Viii did have difficulty with Parliament and they were not always compliant. Elizabeth I found her first Parliaments very reluctant to agree to her new religious settlement which took a number of years to finally get through and probably felt like tearing her hair out whenever they asked her about marriage. We have recently seen Parliament take back control of the Government through the Courts. Even my eyes popped out when that was granted by the Supreme Court. Our Courts cannot be interfered with by Parliament, but the Court can dictate to Parliament? O.K!!!
      However, at Lewes we saw the birth of a long evolution towards democracy and Parliament but I believe it’s a bit of an exaggeration to call Simon de Montford the Father of Democracy. For one thing Athenians may have something to say about that. He even has a very long busy Bridge called after him.

      To get back to Anne Boleyn and Katherine and their emblems, it is amazing just how many bits and pieces remain around the country to remind us of their presence. There are odd connections everywhere. For example in the parish Church in Thirsk in North Yorkshire, there was above the door and porch an anchorage like Jillian of Norwich, where a chaplain of Katherine of Aragon came to stay as an anchor and scholar and was sponsored by her, even after she died because the Privy Purse still paid it up to 1538. He remained until 1540s so someone must have paid for him in secret. He retired there. In Ripon Cathedral they have one of the portraits of Anne Boleyn believed to be close to her likeness and some scholars believe it may be contemporary but such claims are considered impossible. With no evidence for her portraits being actually destroyed or ordered so, why can’t it be contemporary? Stuff turns up all the time, the panels belonging to Anne of Cleves, for example, the material that belonged to a dress of Elizabeth I, for another example. Who knows what is next?

  6. Diane McCallister says:

    Hever is now my “happy place” as well. I can’t wait to see it again next September. Looking forward to receiving my calendar. Take care, Claire.

  7. Donna Irving says:

    Hello Claire,

    I ordered my 2020 calendar today and also for a friend in the UK. We both loved 2019 and I am excited to receive the new one! I am traveling to England the end of November to see my daughter and her family and will visit one of the castles. Love Tudor history and the way you present it.

    1. Claire says:

      Thank you, Donna, I do hope you and your friend like it. Where will you be visiting in the UK?

  8. Christine says:

    Remembering our war dead on this special Sunday, may you never be forgotten in the fight you made and sacrificed in the name of freedom, Amen.

  9. KATHRYN SWARTZ says:

    Received my calendar. I love it! Love the castles.

  10. Michael Wright says:

    Hi Claire. I finally had a chance to order the calendar. Easy link, only took a few seconds. Can’t wait to see it up close.

  11. Kathleen says:

    Done! This is my 3rd year in a row. Love The calendar.

  12. Banditqueen says:

    Can you still order one or are they now sold out? Hope they are still available.

    Thanks. Looks beautiful.

  13. Christine says:

    Really enjoying the advent calendar the posts are very interesting thanks Claire.

  14. Banditqueen says:

    Just ordered my Anne Boleyn Calendar, looking forward to receiving and admiring the beautiful photos.
    Thanks to everyone who put it together.

    Cheers.

  15. Banditqueen says:

    Thanks for the lovely calendar. Mine arrived today and is beautiful. I didn’t realise it was as big as this, it’s wonderful and the photographs are excellent. Looking forward to looking at them every day at the side of me as I watch TV. Glorious. Thanks again.

    1. Michael Wright says:

      Gorgeous photos.

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