I just wanted to give an update on my new project The Tudor Society for those of you interested in joining. It’s less than two weeks since I set it up, but it already has a couple of hundred members and lots of exciting content for members to enjoy.
The first edition of Tudor Life, our monthly magazine, came out this week. It was a special edition focused on Elizabeth I, for her birthday month, and featured articles from historians and authors like Jessie Childs, Robert Stephen Parry and Anne Clinard Barnhill, as well as columns and articles by our team of regular contributors. Thank you to all those involved!
This month’s talk has gone live on the site today. Conor Byrne, author of Katherine Howard: A New History, talks about Katherine Howard’s sexual relationships with Henry Manox and Francis Dereham. Conor will be live in the chatroom to answer questions from members on Thursday 18 September.
Other content includes my weekly “Claire Chats” videos (there are already 4 on there), fun quizzes (do you need to read up or are you a Tudor expert?), audio talks (including Eric Ives on Anne Boleyn) and videos of talks, information on primary sources, recommended reading and family trees. Members are enjoying debating on the forum too.
Membership is by subscription, and annual, six monthly or monthly payment options are available.
You can find out more about The Tudor Society at www.tudorsociety.com/. We’ve had lots of lovely feedback – see Testimonials – which I’m thrilled about. Thank you to all our members and the historians and authors who are sharing their knowledge and expertise with members.