Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway is a well-known writer of history books about the Tudor dynasty, with a particular focus on the life of the Boleyn family. Since 2009 she has run the websites TheAnneBoleynFiles.com and Elizabethfiles.com. Claire is also the founder of The Tudor Society.

The Tudor Society

With members from all around the globe, The Tudor Society was founded in 2014 and has quickly become the go-to place for Tudor enthusiasts because of the high quality of the unique articles, the Tudor focused magazines, and the experts it attracts.

The members have access to absolutely everything on the website, currently including lots of magazine back issueshundreds of hours of video and all of the monthly expert lectures and hundreds of weekly quizzes.

The Anne Boleyn Files

In 2009, Claire set up her Tudor history website, www.TheAnneBoleynFiles.com, and it rapidly grew into a major website for the study of the Tudor period.

Where she wanted to share her journey into the annals of history with other people who have an interest in Anne Boleyn and the Tudor period, and thought that a blog would be the perfect forum.

Also fully admitting to being addicted to Anne Boleyn and Tudor history, and she is on a crusade to debunk the myths surrounding Anne Boleyn and educate the world about the REAL Anne Boleyn.

Books

Videos

Teasel's Tudor Trivia - What is the queen's closet?

Teasel the dog is a curious animal and she was wondering how Henry VIII and his bride managed to fit in a closet for their wedding. Her mind really did boggle!

In this edition of Teasel's Tudor Trivia, Claire explains what a queen's closet actually was.

Links to find out more about the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace:
https://www.chapelroyalhamptoncourt.org.uk/architecture/
https://hrpprodsa.blob.core.windows.net/hrp-prod-container/10931/chapel_royal_leaflet_-_english_2011_2.pdfW
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