Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
20 June - Murder or Suicide? A Tudor Mystery…

20 June - Murder or Suicide? A Tudor Mystery…

June 20, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, the night of 20th/21st June 1585, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland, died at the Tower of London.

Was his death murder of suicide? And if it was murder, why?

Find out more in this #TudorHistoryShorts talk from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/7QZFDMOzOO8

19 June - Mary, Queen of Scots gives birth to a son called Charles

19 June - Mary, Queen of Scots gives birth to a son called Charles

June 19, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, on 19th June 1566, in Scotland, Mary, Queen of Scots gave birth to a baby boy who would grow up to be King James VI of Scotland and King James I of England. He was baptised Charles James though.

Find out more in this talk by historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:

https://youtu.be/t_Gw7qOZ9gg

Teasel’s Tudor Trivia - Books on the Tudor Kings and Queens

Teasel’s Tudor Trivia - Books on the Tudor Kings and Queens

June 19, 2021
In this latest edition of Teasel's Tudor Trivia, Tudor experts, historian Claire Ridgway and her researcher, Teasel the rescue dog, introduce their top picks for non-fiction books on the Tudor kings and queens.
 
The books featured are all excellent reads and are well-referenced - perfect for those just wanting to know more about the monarch or those who are using them for research.
 
Please do share in the comments if you have a favourite book on the Tudor monarchs. You can see Teasel in her video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/jWqhuYomzXw
 
18 June - Catherine of Aragon protests

18 June - Catherine of Aragon protests

June 18, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 18th June 1529, Catherine of Aragon made her protest at the Blackfriars legatine court.

What was she protesting about? What were the grounds of her appeal? 

 

Find out in today's #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/FRVvEMVQOfI

 

17 June - Condemned to death but thankfully pardoned

17 June - Condemned to death but thankfully pardoned

June 17, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 17th June 1551, Sir George Blage died a natural death in Edward VI's reign.

Blage was fortunate to die such a death as he'd been condemned to death in Henry VIII's reign.

 

Find out more about him in this #TudorHistoryShorts talk from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/P-64vTBzfBU

Claire is the founder of the Tudor Society, an online membership site for those who love Tudor history. There, you can learn from Claire and many other expert historians and authors, enjoy Tudor-focused magazines and live Q&A sessions with experts, and have access to all kinds of talks, articles, quizzes, virtual tours and more. Try it with a 14-day free trial - https://www.tudorsociety.com/signup/

 

Claire has written some bestselling Tudor history books:

 

On This Day in Tudor History - https://amzn.to/3oceahH

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown - https://amzn.to/3m8KaSi

George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat - https://amzn.to/2TdwyZr

The Anne Boleyn Collection - https://amzn.to/3kiQc1T

The Anne Boleyn Collection II - https://amzn.to/3o9LUwi

The Anne Boleyn Collection III - https://amzn.to/3kiQc1T

The Life of Anne Boleyn Colouring Books - https://amzn.to/3jkJ5Vz

 

Claire has also done an online history course, The Life of Anne Boleyn, for MedievalCourses.com - https://medievalcourses.com/overview/life-anne-boleyn-mc06/

 

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/

16 June - A scandalous earl dies of gangrene

16 June - A scandalous earl dies of gangrene

June 16, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 16th June 1614, Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, died of gangrene following surgery on his thigh.

Find out more about this Tudor earl, and how he was involved in a murder plot, in today's #TudorHistoryShorts talk from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:

https://youtu.be/QLGxPAm9MVo

15 June - Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s illegitimate son

15 June - Henry Fitzroy, Henry VIII’s illegitimate son

June 15, 2021

15th June 1519 is the traditional birthdate of King Henry VIII's illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy.

Find out a bit more about Fitzroy in this latest edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:

https://youtu.be/oiyLhKje29k

14 June - Friar Peto

14 June - Friar Peto

June 14, 2021

On 14th June 1557, in the reign of Mary I, Friar William Peto was made a cardinal and a papal legate.

He'd done well to survive Henry VIII's reign as he'd upset the king with a controversial sermon and was attainted at one oint.

Find out more about Peto in this #TudorHistoryShorts talk from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/CxRzo19Id68

Claire is the founder of the Tudor Society, an online membership site for those who love Tudor history. There, you can learn from Claire and many other expert historians and authors, enjoy Tudor-focused magazines and live Q&A sessions with experts, and have access to all kinds of talks, articles, quizzes, virtual tours and more. Try it with a 14-day free trial - https://www.tudorsociety.com/signup/

 

Claire has written some bestselling Tudor history books:

 

On This Day in Tudor History - https://amzn.to/3oceahH

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown - https://amzn.to/3m8KaSi

George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat - https://amzn.to/2TdwyZr

The Anne Boleyn Collection - https://amzn.to/3kiQc1T

The Anne Boleyn Collection II - https://amzn.to/3o9LUwi

The Anne Boleyn Collection III - https://amzn.to/3kiQc1T

The Life of Anne Boleyn Colouring Books - https://amzn.to/3jkJ5Vz

 

Claire has also done an online history course, The Life of Anne Boleyn, for MedievalCourses.com - https://medievalcourses.com/overview/life-anne-boleyn-mc06/

 

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/

13 June - George Neville, a man with a very mixed court career

13 June - George Neville, a man with a very mixed court career

June 13, 2021

On 13th June 1535, courtier George Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny, died. He'd done well for himself in the reigns of King Richard III and Henry VII, but came undone in Henry VIII's reign.

What happened to George Neville?

Find out a bit more about him in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/jyhRndYFyis

21 Interesting Facts about Henry VIII

21 Interesting Facts about Henry VIII

June 13, 2021
In this latest edition of her "Facts about..." series, historian Claire Ridgway shares 21 interesting facts about the second Tudor monarch, King Henry VIII.
 
Henry VIII is known for having six wives, and executing two of them, and for the break with Rome, as well as being the father of three Tudor monarchs: Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. However, there are lots more interesting facts about Henry VIII.
 
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