The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

Posted By on May 9, 2013

The Fall of Anne BoleynShameless advertising, I’m afraid, but then it is my book and it is quite good, although I am rather biased!

For those of you who have never heard of it, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown tells the story of Anne’s fall a day at a time and is based on the primary sources, i.e. contemporary evidence. Here is the book blurb:

During the spring of 1536 in Tudor England, events conspire to bring down Anne Boleyn, the Queen of England. The coup against the Queen results in the brutal executions of six innocent people – Anne Boleyn herself, her brother, and four courtiers – and the rise of a new Queen.

Drawing on sixteenth century letters, eye witness accounts and chronicles, Claire Ridgway leads the reader through the sequence of chilling events one day at a time, telling the true story of Anne Boleyn’s fall. The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown is presented in a diary format, allowing readers to dip in, look up a particular date, or read from start to finish. Special features include mini biographies of those involved, a timeline of events and full referencing.

  • Why was Anne Boleyn executed?
  • Who was responsible for Anne Boleyn’s fall?
  • Was Anne Boleyn’s execution a foregone conclusion and was she framed?

Praise for The Fall of Anne Boleyn:A Countdown:

“With this book, Ridgway gives Queen Anne Boleyn the justice she was denied almost 500 years ago. She has performed a service for history.” – Jeane Westin, Author of His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

“…Claire has somehow managed to synthesize all the facts associated with the coup against Anne and the Boleyn faction in 1536, and presented it in a a hugely readable and concise format that deserves applause…A great addition to any Anne Boleyn fan’s book shelves!” – Sarah Morris, Author of Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn

Amazon Reviews: 4.0 out of 5 stars, based on 146 reviews

Paperback: 348 pages
Publisher: MadeGlobal Publishing/CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 30, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 147526612X
ISBN-13: 978-1475266122

It’s been a bestseller so thank you to all those who have purchased it, read it and reviewed it – thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It is available as a paperback ($12.59/£8.09 on Amazon at the moment) and as a Kindle version ($2.99/£2.05). Here are links for where to buy it in the UK and US but it’s also available on the Amazon international sites (Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Brazil, Italy, Japan etc.):

The book also has a website with an interactive timeline of the events of spring 1536 and various other extras – see