London Charterhouse

| April 5, 2018

London Charterhouse is a beautiful Tudor property in London. It has been a Carthusian monastery and a Tudor mansion, and Elizabeth I even stayed there. Find out more about it in this video from Philippa Brewell. It’s one of the places that Philippa and I are visiting with our group on the September 2018 Discover […]

Hampton Court Palace

| April 5, 2018

Find out more about this beautiful Tudor palace in this video from Philippa Brewell. It’s one of the places that Philippa and I are visiting with our group on the September 2018 Discover the Tudors Tour – find out more at Thttps://www.britishhistorytours.com/history-tours/discover-the-tudors

Hatfield House

| April 5, 2018

My dear friend Philippa Brewell talks about the history of Hatfield House… It’s one of the places that Philippa and I are visiting with our group on the September 2018 Discover the Tudors Tour – find out more at Thttps://www.britishhistorytours.com/history-tours/discover-the-tudors

The Spymaster’s Daughter Giveaway

| October 22, 2012

I just wanted to alert you to a guest post and giveaway over at The Anne Boleyn Files. Historical fiction author Jeane Westin gives a behind-the-scenes look at an historical novelist’s life and is giving away a copy of her latest novel, The Spymaster’s Daughter, which is all about Sir Francis Walsingham’s daughter, Frances. Click […]

Elizabeth I’s Locket Ring on Display Now!

| June 22, 2012

Thank you so much to Tamise for alerting me to the fact that Elizabeth I’s famous locket ring is on display right now. The ring isn’t generally on display as it is kept at Chequers, the official country residence of the Prime Minister, so this is your chance to see it. It is part of […]

New Book – The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

| May 1, 2012

I’m so excited! My second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, which obviously focuses on the downfall of Elizabeth I’s mother, is now available to purchase as a Kindle or paperback. Here are the Amazon US and UK links:- The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – The Kindle version from Amazon.com The Fall of […]

Merry Christmas!

| December 24, 2011

Just a quickie post to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! I’m going to be taking a few days break over the Christmas period to relax, recharge the old batteries and spend time with my family. It’s not going to be a Tudor-free Christmas though, I have Henry and six wives drinks charms, six […]

Elizabeth I: The Secret Life

| November 27, 2011

Thanks so much to Carol-Ann for letting me know about this programme which will be aired on the National Geographic channel in the UK at 9pm on Wednesday 30th November. According to the TV listing, this programme is “A look at the monarch’s life, examining claims of illegitimacy, adultery and even the possibility that she was […]

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to You All!

| November 24, 2011

Whether you’re in the USA enjoying Thanksgiving, in Australia enjoying the summer sun (hopefully!), in the UK feeling rather chilly, in Spain getting rained on… wherever you are I just want to thank you for all the support and encouragement you give me each and every day – thank you! Learn more about Thanksgiving in […]

Musician Damon Albarn and Dr John Dee

| July 2, 2011

Blur and Gorillaz front man, Damon Albarn, has just staged the premiere of “Dr Dee” at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, UK. BBC News describe the show as “an ambitious stage show that combines his acoustic pop with contemporary opera to tell the story of an Elizabethan hero” and goes on to say that “The […]