• Transcript of livechat with Sandra Vasoli about the Vatican Archives

    We had a wonderful live-chat session with author Sandra Vasoli (author of “Je Anne Boleyn”) last night. The questions were coming in thick-and-fast and Sandra had some amazing additional stories to tell us about her visit to the Vatican Archives to see the love letters of Henry VIII.

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  • Live Chat Reminder – Sandra Vasoli on Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn

    Sandi Vasoli Just a quick reminder that author Sandra Vasoli will be live in The Tudor Society chatroom this evening to answer your questions on her novel Je Anne Boleyn and the recent talk she gave Tudor Society members.

    As part of the research for her book, Sandi visited the Vatican Archives to see the original letters that Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn while they were courting. She goes into detail on this visit in her talk, sharing the experience of actually holding the letters, and what she could tell about Henry's state of mind by the way the letters were written. It's a fascinating talk so do listen to it - click here to listen to it now.

    The live chat session with Sandi will be tonight at 6pm EST(11pm UK, midnight Central European Time, 3pm PST). I look forward to seeing you on the chatroom. Remember, one lucky chatter will win a copy of Sandi's novel.

    Note: You need to be a Tudor Society member to hear the monthly talks and take part in the live chat sessions.

  • Expert Talk: Sandra Vasoli on the Love Letters of Henry VIII

    The expert speaker for January is Sandi Vasoli, author of “Je Anne Boleyn”. Sandi speaks of her visit to the Vatican Archives to see the original letters which Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn while they were courting.

    This talk goes into her visit, the experience of actually holding the letters, and what she could tell about Henry’s state of mind by the way the letters were written. It’s a fascinating talk!

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  • Video – Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn – The Sweating Sickness Letter

    In today’s Claire Chats video I talk about the contrast between the letter Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn in June 1528, when he’d just found out that she’d come down with sweating sickness, and his other letters to her. I show photographs of those letters so you can see the difference Sandra Vasoli talked about in her recent talk.

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  • November 2014 Magazine

    Enjoy the November 2014 Tudor Life Magazine with guest articles from Leanda de Lisle, Sandra Vasoli, Beth von Staats and Roland Hui, PLUS all of our regular columnists and articles.

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  • 21 April 1509 – The accession of Henry VIII

    On the 21st April 1509, following the death of his father, Henry VII, seventeen-year-old Henry VIII became king. His accession was greeted with joy. The Spanish envoy Gutierre Gómez de Fuensalida wrote that “The people are very happy and few tears are being shed for Henry VII. Instead, people are as joyful as if they had been released from prison” and William, Lord Mountjoy, wrote to Desiderius Erasmus, the renowned humanist and scholar, saying:

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  • Expert live chats timetable – 28 October Open Day

    live_chat_melanieHere is a reminder of our expert live-chats programme for today's Tudor Society Open Day. Just head on over to the https://www.tudorsociety.com/opendaychatroom/ at the following times to get asking your questions and discussing these Tudor people and topics. We hope you enjoy it and a big thank you to all of these historians and authors.

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  • Tudor Society Open Day – 28 October 2016

    We’re excited to announce that we will be having a Tudor Society open day this Friday, 28th October 2016! Visitors to the site that day will have full access to the Tudor Society website and its archives for the whole day and we also have a whole day’s worth of expert live chats and giveaways planned for both members and visitors to enjoy.

    The Tudor Society is all about bringing experts and Tudor history lovers together, wherever they are in the world, and we hope that this open day will showcase some of what we do to achieve that aim.

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  • Fliers for MadeGlobal’s “An Evening with the Authors” 24 Sept

    Many of the Tudor Society members will be at MadeGlobal’s “An Evening with the Authors” event on 24 September in central London, and it would be so lovely to see you there.

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  • June Tudor Life Magazine Taster

    Tudor Life June 2016 is packed with 94 pages of Tudor fiction … why not join the society to read more?

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