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Hever: A Castle and its People – EXCLUSIVE book announcement

I am so very excited about this special announcement! Hever Castle, home of the Boleyn family, is one of my happy places, so writing a book about it with one of my very best friends is a dream come true!

In May 2018, castle supervisor Owen Emmerson and I shook hands on a book idea, a social history of Hever Castle. We have been friends for quite a few years now, drawn together over our shared love for all things Anne Boleyn, and we both feel strongly about Hever Castle. Owen is lucky enough to work there and I'm blessed to be able to visit it several times a year. It is an amazing place with an incredibly rich history. It has been home to so many prominent families and there are also many myths and inaccuracies regarding its history, ownership and its development through the ages. Owen and I want to tell Hever Castle's story through the people that owned it, from its beginnings as a medieval manor, through its time as a castle that was owned by kings and queens, all the way to the present day. We hope to bring this beautiful castle, and the families connected to it, to life.

Hever: A Castle and its People will be published in early 2021.

Thank you to Hever Castle for allowing me and Owen to announce our book in the very place that we decided on the project.

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  1. M /

    How exciting! Looking forward to this! I’m very curious about the Boleyns, and especially Anne of course, but I’m also very curious about Anne of Cleves time there. This will be great! Good luck on the book, can’t wait to be among the first. I won’t get a chance to ever see Hever, but this will definitely make me feel as if I’m there. Michelle t

  2. R /

    Really looking forward to that. Congratulations Claire and Owen and thanks for working on this amazing project. The tree looks beautiful. A very exciting project and seeing the castle through the people who lived there and still live will be well worth waiting for. A living history. The Castle of the Two Queen Anne’s, that could be a part title. Did Henry Viii really visit? Umm? All the best. Will it have an accompanying DVD?

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Hever: A Castle and its People – EXCLUSIVE book announcement