Tudor History with Claire Ridgway

Tudor History with Claire Ridgway

Tudor history podcasts from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History" and many other bestselling Tudor books. Claire also runs the Tudor Society.

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July 12, 2024 6 mins
Today, I have some fascinating facts to share about the Boleyn family, a family close to my heart. These tidbits might surprise you and give you a deeper insight into their intriguing history.   Did you know that Anne Boleyn’s father inherited a unique family heirloom? Or that her mother was praised by a famous poet? There are also some mysteries about Mary Boleyn's later years. Anne herself might have met a legendary figure during...
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Dive into the mystical world of Tudor England with us as I explore the enigmatic prophecies surrounding Anne Boleyn!

In an era rife with superstition, discover how visions and omens foretold the rise and fall of one of history's most captivating queens. From eerie books of prophecy to foreboding dreams and cryptic verses, see how these predictions shaped the fate of Anne Boleyn and those around her.

Uncover the stories behind these...

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July 8, 2024 9 mins

What Happened to Catherine Howard’s Music Teacher? Ever wondered what became of the first man to be involved with Catherine Howard, her music teacher Henry Manox? While much is known about her tragic end and the fates of Francis Dereham and Thomas Culpeper, Manox’s story is often overlooked. In this video, I uncover the intriguing details of his relationship with the young queen, his attempts to cause trouble for her, and his ulti...

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Discover the stunning Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Choir Screen at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge! This exquisite wooden rood screen, praised by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as “the most exquisite piece of Italian decoration surviving in England,” is more than a beautiful artefact. It holds a fascinating link to Anne Boleyn and the Tudor dynasty. 🏰👑   Eric Ives suggested it was made to celebrate Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage, fea...
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I dive into an intriguing Tudor mystery sparked by a question from Chris Celsie about a ring supposedly given to Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII. This diamond ring was displayed at an exhibition in Toronto in 1994 as Anne's engagement ring. But did such a ring really exist?

What We Know:

- Exhibition Clue: The Toronto Star article mentioned an engagement ring given to Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII. - Historical Records: Engagement rings were...

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July 8, 2024 7 mins

Could Anne Boleyn really have been guilty of murder? 

Dive into the intriguing story of this Tudor queen as we explore claims made by Philippa Gregory and delve into historical events like the deaths of Bennett Curwen and Alice Tryppytt. Did Anne poison them, or is it all just a wild rumour? Join me as I uncover the truth behind these accusations and discuss the complexities of Anne's life and legacy. Don't miss this fascinating ex...

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Did you know that Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII exchanged love messages in a religious book?

#bookofhours #anneboleyn #henryviii #britishlibrary

You can find my books on Amazon at http://viewauthor.at/claireridgway

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This week’s #PortraitTuesday treat is another Anne Boleyn portrait from the collection at Hever Castle! An 18th century portrait.

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In this week's #MondayMartyr, Claire talks about Blessed Adrian Fortescue, a courtier at the court of Henry VIII whose fall is shrouded in mystery. #henryviii

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Anne Boleyn preferred the French style of dress over the English style, but what was the French style?

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Claire looks at a pair of portraits of sisters Anne and Mary Boleyn from Hever Castle's collection.

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On 23rd June 1592, Robert (Roger) Ashton was hanged, drawn and quartered after being found in possession of a papal dispensation. But what actually happened?

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Did you know that Mary would have been better off accepting the deal offered her by Anne Boleyn than what she got while Jane Seymour was queen?

#anneboleyn #janeseymour #tudorhistory #maryI #henryviii

You can find my books on Amazon at http://viewauthor.at/claireridgway

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This week's #PortraitTuesday image of Anne Boleyn is a contemporary sketch, a drawing of Anne Boleyn from Harley MS 41, her coronation banquet seating plan.
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The innocent Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, suffered a truly awful end - a botched beheading. #tudorhistory #toweroflondon

Find out more at https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/the-execution-of-margaret-pole-countess-of-salisbury/

You can find my books on Amazon at http://viewauthor.at/claireridgway

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Did you know that Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second queen consort, was crowned with the monarch's crown? Find out more about St Edward's Crown.

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This week, Claire shares a beautiful portrait of Anne Boleyn which is part of a huge collection of historic portraits at the Château de Beauregard in France.

https://youtube.com/shorts/aePujA6Hlmw

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This week’s Monday Martyr is Thomas Hawkes who was burnt at the stake on 10th June 1555. He went to his death joyfully due to his faith.

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The white falcon was Anne Boleyn's royal badge, but it wasn't the only badge or device Anne used.

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Claire talks about an Anne Boleyn portrait from Hampton Court Palace's collection.

#tudorhistory #anneboleyn #hamptoncourtpalace

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