Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
August 24 - St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

August 24 - St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

August 24, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 24th August 1572, on the Feast of St Bartholomew, an awful massacre too place in Paris, and it was followed by further atrocities in other towns and cities.

Those who suffered were Huguenot men, women and children, French Protestants. But what happened and why?

Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", explains all in today's talk.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/1DmTMXr0TcQ

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August 23 - Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visit a royal favourite

August 23 - Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visit a royal favourite

August 23, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 23rd August 1535, royal favourite and keen reformer Sir Nicholas Poyntz welcomed King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, to his home Acton Court in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, as part of the couple’s royal progress.
 
It was important for courtiers to impress the king and his consort, and Poyntz built a new wing on his property just for the royal couple!
 
Claire Ridgway, the founder of the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society, tells us all about it in today's talk.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
 
August 22 - The Battle of Bosworth Field and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty

August 22 - The Battle of Bosworth Field and the beginning of the Tudor dynasty

August 22, 2019
Today is the anniversary of the battle which started the Tudor period: the Battle of Bosworth Field. The Tudor dynasty on the throne of England began on this day, when Henry Tudor's forces beat those of King Richard III, and Richard was killed.
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, explains what happened on that day in rural Leicestershire, and how Henry Tudor was victorious even though Richard III came into battle with a huge advantage.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
August 21 - Humphrey Llwyd, a Welshman who should be remembered

August 21 - Humphrey Llwyd, a Welshman who should be remembered

August 21, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 21st August 1568, antiquary, translator and cartographer Humphrey Llwyd died from a fever. 
 
Llwyd is known as the Inventor of Britain and a key figure in the Renaissance in Wales, but what exactly did he do to deserve such recognition?
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", shares some facts about this interesting, but little-known, Tudor Welshman.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
Tudor & Stuart Witchcraft & Medicine Tour - open for bookings!

Tudor & Stuart Witchcraft & Medicine Tour - open for bookings!

August 21, 2019
In this podcast, author and historian Claire Ridgway introduces this October 2020 tour that she is co-leading with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History Tours.
 
The Tudor and Stuart periods were fascinating times, where medicine, science, astrology, religion and superstition were all inextricably linked, and in this exciting new tour, we delve into these wonderful topics and learn from expert tour guides and speakers. Plus we get to visit some stunning places!
 
Find out more and book your place at https://www.britishhistorytours.com/history-tours/tudor-witchcraft-medicine, but be quick as our other tours have sold out quickly.
August 20 - Elizabeth I gives thanks for the Protestant Wind!

August 20 - Elizabeth I gives thanks for the Protestant Wind!

August 20, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 29th August 1588, there was a thanksgiving service at St Paul's to thank God for his divine intervention when England defeated the Spanish Armada. It was thought that God had sent his Protestant Wind to save England from Catholic Spain.

Find out more about this in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of several Tudor history books.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/wwCKaBRmA_4

You can find Claire at:
https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com
https://www.tudorsociety.com
https://www.facebook.com/theanneboleynfiles/
https://www.facebook.com/tudorsociety/
https://twitter.com/AnneBoleynFiles
https://twitter.com/thetudorsociety
https://www.instagram.com/tudor.society/
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/

August 19 - Mary, Queen of Scots returns to Scotland

August 19 - Mary, Queen of Scots returns to Scotland

August 19, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 19th August 1561, Mary, Queen of Scots returned to her homeland, Scotland, from France following the death of her first husband, King Francis II of France.

In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", explains the context of her return to Scotland, which would, of course, be the start of her troubles.

 You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/pcZjTw1_mp4

You can find Claire at:

https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com
https://www.tudorsociety.com
https://www.facebook.com/theanneboleynfiles/
https://www.facebook.com/tudorsociety/
https://twitter.com/AnneBoleynFiles
https://twitter.com/thetudorsociety
https://www.instagram.com/tudor.society/ 
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/

August 18 - Virginia Dare and the lost colony

August 18 - Virginia Dare and the lost colony

August 18, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 18th August 1587, the first child born to English settlers in the New World was born in the Roanoke Colony. Her name was Virginia Dare.
 
This colony has become known as the lost colony because all 115 colonists disappeared. 
 
Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, explains what happened in today's talk. The article she mentions can be found at https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/carolinas-lost-colony-the-fate-of-the-first-british-settlers-in-america-was-a-mystery-until-now-10457335.html
 
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You can find Claire at:
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August 17 - The end of Empson and Dudley

August 17 - The end of Empson and Dudley

August 17, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 17th August 1510, King Henry VII's former chief administrators, Sir Edmund Dudley and Sir Richard Empson, were beheaded on Tower Hill as traitors even though they had served the former king loyally.
 
What happened? Why were these two advisors executed by their former master's son?
 
Founder of the Tudor Society and author Claire Ridgway explains what led to Empson and Dudley's executions.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
Did Anne Boleyn steal Henry Carey from Mary Boleyn

Did Anne Boleyn steal Henry Carey from Mary Boleyn

August 17, 2019

In Philippa Gregory's historical novel "The Other Boleyn Girl", Anne Boleyn adopts Mary Boleyn's son, Henry Carey, without Mary's permission; she steals him. But is this storyline true? Did Anne Boleyn really steal Henry Carey after his father's death?

In this latest instalment of her "Questions about Anne Boleyn" series, Claire Ridgway, author of "The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown" explores what really happened to Henry Carey after William Carey died of sweating sickness.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/cDtOHZxRN4w

You can find Claire at:

https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com
https://www.tudorsociety.com
https://www.facebook.com/theanneboleynfiles/
https://www.facebook.com/tudorsociety/
https://twitter.com/AnneBoleynFiles
https://twitter.com/thetudorsociety
https://www.instagram.com/tudor.society/

https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/