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 and 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,, 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.



This week in Tudor History, January 18-24, Part 2

Part 2 of "This week in Tudor History" covers Tudor history events from 22nd to 24th January

--Contents of this video--
00:00 Introduction
00:09 22nd January 1561
12:25 23rd January 1570
13:58 24th January 1503

out all about these Tudor events from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History" and several other Tudor history books.

22nd January 1561, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I - The birth of politician, philosopher, author and scientist Francis Bacon at York House, the Strand, London. Bacon is known as "the Father of the Scientific method" and Baconians believe that he was the true author of some or all of William Shakespeare's plays.

23rd January 1570, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I - The assassination of James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray, the illegitimate son of James V, half-brother of Mary, Queen of Scots, and a man who was acting as regent for his half-nephew, King James VI. He is famous for being the first head of government to be assassinated by a firearm.

24th January 1503 - The laying of the foundation stone of King Henry VII's Chapel, a large Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey, which became the resting place of 15 kings and queens.

Henry VII's Chapel -
Virtual tour of Westminster Abbey -
Anthony Bacon -
Sir Nicholas Bacon -

Previous years' videos:

January 22 - Wyatt's Rebellion is planned -
January 22 - Execution of Edward Seymour -
January 23 - Elizabeth I opens the Royal Exchange -
January 23 - Death of Ferdinand II -
January 24 - Can jousting heal the problems between Englishmen and Spaniards? -
January 24 - Henry VIII's Jousting Accident: just how serious was it? -
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