Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
22 May - Edward Seymour is in favour

22 May - Edward Seymour is in favour

May 22, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Queen Jane Seymour's brother, Edward Seymour, was appointed to the privy council.

It was just one reward of many and you can find out more about Edward Seymour's rise from historian Claire Ridgway. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/-7xo_RiEiGA

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/

20 May - Henry VIII doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet!

20 May - Henry VIII doesn’t let the grass grow under his feet!

May 20, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 20th May 1536, King Henry VIII, who had just been widowed for a second time, moved on with his life.

It was just 24 hours after Queen Anne Boleyn's execution, but Henry VIII didn't let that stop him from getting betrothed to his new flame, Jane Seymour.

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/

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

April 17, 2021

Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of King Edward VI and the sister of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, and Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley.

Even though she was queen for a relatively short period, Jane Seymour is still an interesting Tudor lady, and in this latest "Facts about..." instalment, Claire Ridgway, author of several Tudor history books, shares 20 interesting facts about her. Did you know all of them?

June 2 - Queen Jane Seymour

June 2 - Queen Jane Seymour

June 2, 2020

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1536, Jane Seymour made her first public appearance at Greenwich Palace.

She'd married King Henry VIII on 30th May, and this public appearance was just two weeks after Anne Boleyn's execution, so it must have caused quite a stir. You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/9IxCCgFHPQM
 
Find out more about this public appearance, and also about Jane Seymour herself, in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of "The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown".
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1572, thirty-four-year-old Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, was beheaded on Tower Hill for high treason. Norfolk was a Knight of the Garter, he'd served as Earl Marshal and Lord High Steward, he'd presided over Queen Elizabeth I's coronation, so what had led him to this sticky end and how was he involved with Mary, Queen of Scots? Find out in last year’s video - https://youtu.be/URsHZ5Iif1M 
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
November 12 - Queen Jane Seymour’s remains are moved to Windsor

November 12 - Queen Jane Seymour’s remains are moved to Windsor

November 12, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 12th November 1537, the corpse of Queen Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's third wife, was transported by chariot in a procession from Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Castle, in preparation for burial. Jane Seymour's heart and entrails had been buried in the chapel at Hampton Court Palace following her death on 24th October 1537.
 
Queen Jane's stepdaughter, the Lady Mary, acted as chief mourner for the proceedings.
 
There was also a commemoration for Queen Jane in the city of London on 12th November 1537.
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", gives details of the procession, the service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where Jane was buried, and the commemoration in the city of London.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
October 24 - The death of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife

October 24 - The death of Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife

October 24, 2019
n this day in Tudor history, 24th October 1537, Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, died at Hampton Court Palace twelve days after giving birth to a son who would grow up to be King Edward VI.
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History", shares contemporary accounts of Jane Seymour's illness and death, as well as details of how her remains were prepared for burial and where they were buried.
 
You can read an article on Jane’s labour and death by midwife Dayna Goodchild in Tudor Life magazine at https://www.tudorsociety.com/june-2018-tudor-life-taster/
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/C2bQa1cEdfI
 
Here are links to other talks on Jane Seymour:
October 12 - Jane Seymour gives birth to Edward - https://youtu.be/sfHi1REWh-I 
October 11 - A procession and prayers for Queen Jane Seymour - https://youtu.be/7ib2N2fvzqc
4 June 1536 - Jane Seymour is proclaimed queen - https://youtu.be/kMM8gcPnW9k
May 30 - Henry VIII and Jane Seymour get married - https://youtu.be/7mMuqyGQq5M
May 27 - Celebrations for Queen Jane Seymour's pregnancy - https://youtu.be/0UfaRuXbHEk
14 May 1536 - The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour - https://youtu.be/2efPMyXd14E
April 1 - Henry VIII courts Jane Seymour - https://youtu.be/MORzUuPS8ec
Jane Seymour - 60 Second History - https://youtu.be/zEZB_4oNLbg
October 15 - Edward VI’s christening and who was there

October 15 - Edward VI’s christening and who was there

October 15, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1537, Prince Edward ( future King Edward VI), son of King Henry VIII and his third wife, Queen Jane Seymour, was christened in a lavish ceremony in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. He was three days old.

 
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, shares details of Edward VI's christening, including who played prominent roles, who stood as godparents and what gifts were given to little Prince Edward. Edward's half-sisters, the future Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I were both there.
 
Claire mentioned the re-enactment of Edward VI's christening done for the documentary “Britain's Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court”. You can see that at https://youtu.be/jjoLrOH6xDQ, or just search for it here on YouTube.
 
You can find out about Edward's birth in Claire's talk from 12th October - https://youtu.be/sfHi1REWh-I 
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
October 12 - Jane Seymour gives birth to Edward

October 12 - Jane Seymour gives birth to Edward

October 12, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 12th October 1537, the eve of the Feast of St Edward the Confessor, Queen Jane Seymour, third wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a baby who would become King Edward VI.

Edward VI was born at Hampton Court Palace after a long and difficult labour. London celebrated the birth of England's new prince, but, of course, happiness would soon turn to grief as Jane died on 24th October 1537.
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, shares contemporary sources of Edward VI's birth and the subsequent celebrations, and also talks about the myth that Edward VI was born by caesarean (c-section). 

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/sfHi1REWh-I

October 11 - A procession and prayers for Queen Jane Seymour

October 11 - A procession and prayers for Queen Jane Seymour

October 11, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 11th October 1537, poor Jane Seymour was in labour with her first and only child, Edward VI.
 
It was a long and difficult labour, and on 11th October, there was a solemn procession in the city of London to pray for her. After about thirty hours, Jane gave birth to a healthy baby boy, who would become King Edward VI.
 
In todat's talk, Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, shares contemporary sources about the procession and Jane's labour.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
You can find Claire at:
https://www.instagram.com/anneboleynfiles/
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