On the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I do regular videos on Tudor history, but I wanted to do something a bit different, and Tim came up with a great idea – get viewers involved!
The idea is for viewers to be a part of my videos by recording themselves asking a question. The topic is the Tudors: fact or fiction?
Do you have a burning question about a Tudor novel, TV series or movie? Well, here’s your chance to be in a video and get your question answered.
P.S. If you’re camera shy and that’s putting you off being involved then why not film your pet with your voice asking the question? My pets are often getting involved in my videos so please do record your pet if you don’t want your face on video. We’re pet lovers on the channel!
I’m honoured to have been interviewed for this week’s History Channel “HISTORY This Week” podcast on my favourite subject, Anne Boleyn. A big thank you to the History Channel for asking me.
The podcast is available now on your favourite podcast platform (in English speaking countries). Here’s the blurb and a few links for you:
January 15, 1535. King Henry VIII has a decree. As of today, he is “the only supreme head on earth of the Church of England”. Which means: the Pope is no longer head of the Church in England for the first time in history. And why? All because of a woman named Anne Boleyn. King Henry VIII moves heaven and earth to marry the woman he loves, but just a thousand days later he will have her executed. Why did he do it? And how is the story we always tell about Anne Boleyn all wrong?
Anne Boleyn became King Henry VIII’s official queen consort following their marriage in 1533, and it’s often said that she was a commoner and even an ambitious social climber. But what class of society did Anne Boleyn fit into really? Was Anne Boleyn an aristocrat? A noble? Or was she a commoner? In this edition […]
On this day in history, 7th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle. It was a sad end to the woman who’d been Henry VIII’s queen consort for well over 20 years. She’d been banished from court, separated from her daughter and demoted to Dowager Princess of […]
It’s Christmas Eve and that means it’s the last day for our Advent Calendar treats! I do hope you’ve enjoyed these history-themed treats. A big thank you to all those who contributed to make it a wonderful Advent Calendar. Today, on the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar, we have a special Christmas message. Simply visit […]
It’s very nearly Christmas and today we have our penultimate Tudor-themed Advent calendar treat. A big thank you to novelist Judith Arnopp for sharing information on Christmas traditions and an excerpt from her novel “The King’s Mother”. Judith is also kindly offering a copy of one of her novels to one lucky Anne Boleyn Files […]
Christmas is nearly here! Aaaaggghhh! Take some time out of your busy schedule to enjoy some Tudor treats. Today, on the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar, we have an excerpt from historical novelist Janet Wertman, author of the Seymour Saga books. A big thank you to Janet! To enjoy the treat, visit the Advent Calendar […]
If you’ve got that Monday feeling, then I have the perfect antedote: Tudor history-themed treats! Today, on the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar, we have an excellent video talk on the tradition of New Year gifts from Gayle Hulme. A big thank you to Gayle for sharing this with us! Simply visit the Advent Calendar […]