The Fall of Anne Boleyn – Instant Access Replay

With ten talks, this instant access archive goes into depth about the lead-up to Anne Boleyn's execution, the people involved in her downfall, and the aftermath which her execution lead to. Join Claire in these detailed talks with lifetime instant access to the following videos:

  • The Fall of Anne Boleyn Background - 1 Hour 20 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Claire explains the background to the events of spring 1536. How did Anne Boleyn go from being Henry VIII's true love, wife and queen in 1533 to climbing a scaffold on 19th May 1536 and losing her head to an expert swordsman? What factors had created a perfect storm against her in early 1536? Why did Anne have to die?
  • The Arrests - 1 Hour 22 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Who were the seven men arrested in the fall of Anne Boleyn? Why had they been chosen? When were they arrested? What do we know about them?
  • The Indictments and Trials - 1 Hour 10 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. What exactly were Anne Boleyn and the men accused of? What legal machinery was used against them and by whom? When and where did their trials take place? What happened at their trials? What were their sentences?
  • The Tower - 1 Hour 10 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Claire goes into detail on the imprisonment of Anne Boleyn and the seven men at the Tower of London. Where were they kept? Who attended Anne during her imprisonment? Why was Sir William Kingston particularly worried about George Boleyn? How did they all prepare for their deaths?
  • The Executions of Five of the Men - 1 Hour 28 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. What do we know about the executions of 17th May 1536? Where were the men executed? In what order? What happened? Claire shares primary source accounts, details of what they said, and examines Sir Thomas Wyatt's execution poetry and his tribute to his friends and why he was so cutting about Mark Smeaton.
  • George Boleyn - 28 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Who exactly was Anne Boleyn's brother? What do we know about his life and career, his personality and his gift at poetry? And what do we know about his relationship with Anne?
  • Anne Boleyn's Hope of Mercy and the Myth of Jane Boleyn - 1 Hour 16 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Claire looks at what happened in the days preceding Anne Boleyn's execution and what may have led her to have hope of mercy. She also looks at what happened on 18th May, the day Anne believed she'd die, before moving on to what we know of Jane Boleyn's role in the events of 1536.
  • Anne Boleyn's Execution, Aftermath and Myths - 1 Hour 30 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Claire looks at the 19th May 1536 in detail, what the primary sources tell us about Anne Boleyn's execution, before moving on to consider what happened next and the reaction to her execution, and then challenges some of the myths surrounding the events of May 1536.
  • Jane Seymour and Anne Boleyn's Legacy - 1 Hour 3 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Claire introduces Jane Seymour, looking at what we know about her and her involvement in Anne's fall.
  • The Legacy of Anne Boleyn - 24 Minute Talk with Claire Ridgway. Claire pays tribute to Queen Anne Boleyn and looks at the legacy she left us.
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Dorothy
    

Claire, I have to tell you that I just love the way you present information. Your extraordinary expertise never weighs down the presentation. You bring such clarity, balance and perspective to your remarks.