Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
21 July - Explorer Thomas Cavendish

21 July - Explorer Thomas Cavendish

July 21, 2021
On this day in Tudor history, 21st July 1586, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, explorer Thomas Cavendish set sail from Plymouth. Where was he going and why? And how would he break Sir Francis Drake's record?
 
Find out more in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/WuP2Yk_F3Jg
 
Claire's video on Thomas Cavendish - https://youtu.be/Tpa3Q23T40g
18 July - Kat Ashley, Elizabeth I’s lady

18 July - Kat Ashley, Elizabeth I’s lady

July 18, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 18th July 1565, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the queen's close friend and loyal servant, Kat Ashley, died.

Find out more about Kat (also known as Katherine Ashley, Katherine Astley and Katherine Champernowne) in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from Claire Ridgway.

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/

15 July - Inigo Jones

15 July - Inigo Jones

July 15, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 15th July 1573, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, architect and theatre designer Inigo Jones was born.

Find out more about this famous architect and the buildings he designed in this edition of  #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.

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 July - John Dee

13 July - John Dee

July 13, 2021

Today is the anniversary of the birth of John Dee, the astrologer, mathematician, alchemist, antiquary, spy, philosopher, geographer and adviser to Elizabeth I and influential statesmen. He was born on 13th July 1527 in the reign of King Henry VIII.

Hear a few facts about John Dee in this edition of  #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/9j50EHdPsmI

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/

11 July - Here begins the plague…

11 July - Here begins the plague…

July 11, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 11th July 1564, the plague hit the Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Find out more in this edition of  #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.

https://youtu.be/7bwjOJk21MI

10 July - Elizabeth I checks her money

10 July - Elizabeth I checks her money

July 10, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 10th July 1561, Queen Elizabeth I visited the royal mint at the Tower of London to check on her new coins.

Why was she producing new coins? What was the problem with the previous coinage?

Find out in this edition of  #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.

https://youtu.be/NhQYVAwvGvo

9 July - Elizabeth I visits Robert Dudley’s castle

9 July - Elizabeth I visits Robert Dudley’s castle

July 9, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 9th July 1575, Queen Elizabeth I visited Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, home of her favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Her stay would be a long one, 19 days!

Find out a bit more about her stay at Kenilworth Castle in this edition of  #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/l7rVNQv26ZU

5 July - A radical shoemaker

5 July - A radical shoemaker

July 5, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 5th July 1583, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, shoemaker John Copping was executed.

He'd been in trouble before due to his radical views, but what had he done this time?

Find out more about John Copping in this latest edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.

4 July - William Byrd “a father of Musick”

4 July - William Byrd “a father of Musick”

July 4, 2021
On 4th July 1623, Elizabethan composer William Byrd died. 
 
Find out about William Byrd, his association with Thomas Tallis, and his works, in this latest edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.
 
You can see this podcasr as a video here:
https://youtu.be/ROskKXH1wFA
 
Here is a YouTube video of performances of his works:
William Byrd (1540/1543?-1623), Mass for Five Voices (complete). The Tallis Scholars - https://youtu.be/4ZSB0WTyIrg
2 July - Old Scarlett the gravedigger

2 July - Old Scarlett the gravedigger

July 2, 2021
On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1594, a sexton and gravedigger known as Old Scarlett was buried at Peterborough Cathedral.
 
Who was this man? Which two queens was he said to have buried? And what is his link to Shakespeare?
 
Find out more about Old Scarlett in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.
 

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