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September 2021

Expert live chat – Catherine Brooks – The Howards – 24 September

September 24, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

Our September expert speaker is Catherine Brooks, who is currently working on a book on that famous Tudor family, the Howards. In her talk, Catherine took us back to the start of the Howard dynasty to show how the ancestors of the Howards of the Henrician court built up their standing not just from their military careers and loyalty to the monarch, but by realising marriage could be the quickest way to achieve status. You can catch her talk at…

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October 2021

Expert talk – Natalie Grueninger – Elizabeth of York’s 1502 progress

October 1, 2021

Natalie Grueninger is the author of "In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII", "In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn" and "Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time", as well as running the Talking Tudors podcast. Natalie will be talking about a royal progress taken by Elizabeth of York in 1502 following the death of her eldest son, Prince Arthur.

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Informal live chat – 8 October

October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

October's informal live chat will be taking place on Friday 8th October. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know other Tudor Society members and to just talk Tudor. An hour of Tudor bliss! The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ and the chat will last about an hour. Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday…

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Facebook Live – Chat with Claire – 16 October

October 16, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

October's Facebook Live event will be taking place on Saturday 16th October. This is a one hour live bit of Tudor talk with Claire. No fixed topic, just Claire chatting about what she's been up to and answering members' questions. Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Saturday 16 October at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Saturday 16 October…

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Expert Live Chat – Natalie Grueninger – Elizabeth of York’s 1502 Progress

October 22, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

October's expert live chat will be taking place on Friday 22nd October. It's a live Q&A session with Natalie Grueninger, author of "In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII", "In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn" and "Discovering Tudor London: A Journey Back in Time", and founder of the Talking Tudors podcast. Natalie spoke to us about a royal progress taken by Elizabeth of York in 1502 following the death of her eldest son, Prince Arthur. If you…

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November 2021

Expert talk – Gareth Russell – The Men in Catherine Howard’s Life: The Musician, the Pirate, the King, and the Rake

November 1, 2021

November's's expert speaker is historian Gareth Russell, whose book on Queen Catherine Howard, Young and Damned and Fair, is the very best book on Catherine available. Gareth will be introducing us to the men Catherine was involved with: Henry Manox, Francis Dereham, Henry VIII and Thomas Culpeper, and telling us more about her relationships with them.

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Informal live chat – Let’s talk Tudor

November 12, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

November's informal live chat will take place on Friday 12th November. There's no set topic, it's just a chance to socialise and talk Tudor for an hour. They're always fun. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 12 November at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 12 November at 11pm New…

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Expert Live Chat – Gareth Russell – The Men in Catherine Howard’s Life

November 19, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

November's expert speaker is historian Gareth Russell, whose book on Queen Catherine Howard, Young and Damned and Fair, is the very best book on Catherine available. Gareth is joining us in the chatroom on 19th November for an hour-long Q&A session to answer your questions on the men Catherine was involved with: Henry Manox, Francis Dereham, Henry VIII and Thomas Culpeper. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone…

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Facebook Live – Chat with Claire – 26 November

November 26, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

November's Facebook Live event will be taking place on Friday 26th November. This is a one hour live bit of Tudor talk with Claire. No fixed topic, just Claire chatting about what she's been up to and answering members' questions. Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 26 November at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 26 November…

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December 2021

Expert Talk – Johanna Strong – Remembering Mary I: Elizabethan and Stuart Reinterpretations

December 1, 2021

Our December expert speaker is Johanna Strong who is currently doing a PhD on Mary I's legacy, and how her reputation and legacy have been posthumously created and manipulated.

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Facebook Live – Chat and Q&A with Claire

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

On 11th December, Claire will be going live in our Members Only Facebook Group to talk Tudor and answer any questions members may have. These are always fun sessions and last around 45-60 minutes. Do make sure you're a member of the group. You can request access at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Saturday 11…

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Tudor Society Christmas Party/Social

December 17, 2021 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

Our annual Tudor Society virtual Christmas party/social will take place in the chatroom on 17th December. Wear your Christmas jumper, bring your favourite tipple and snack, and enjoy an hour of chatting with other Tudor Society members. It'll be a lovely hour, they always are. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK…

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January 2022

Expert Talk – Ashley Risk and Laura Loney – A Tudor miniature: Is it Catherine Howard or Anne of Cleves

January 1

Our January expert speakers are Ashley Risk and Laura Loney who put their spare time during the global pandemic to good use by researching the miniature painted by Hans Holbein whose sitter has previously been identified as Catherine Howard. Ashley and Laura put forward a compelling argument for re-identifying the sitter as Anne of Cleves and they'll tell us more about their research and conclusion in their talk.

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Expert Live Chat – Johanna Strong – Mary I

January 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

Historian Johanna Strong is our December expert speaker and she will be joining us in the chatroom for a live Q&A session on Friday 7th January 2022. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 7 January at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 7 January at 11pm New York, USA -…

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Informal Live Chat – 22 January

January 22 @ 11:00 pm - January 23 @ 12:00 am GMT

This month's informal chat will take place on Saturday 22nd January. This is an opportunity to get to know other members and to talk Tudor. The chats are always good fun, although I always come away with my "to read" list being a lot longer! The chats take place in the Tudor Society chatroom, which can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert…

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Expert Live Chat – Ashley Risk and Laura Loney – Re-Identification of a Royal Tudor Portrait

January 28 @ 11:00 pm - January 29 @ 12:00 am GMT

Our January expert speakers Ashley Risk and Laura Loney will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom on Friday 28th February to answer your questions regarding the miniature linked to Katherine Howard, but which they believe is actually Anne of Cleves. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ If you haven't viewed their video talk, you can find it at https://www.tudorsociety.com/re-identification-of-a-royal-tudor-portrait-expert-talk/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html…

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February 2022

Expert Talk – Sarah Gristwood – Courtly Love

February 1

Historian Sarah Gristwood, author of the recent book "The Tudors in Love: The Courtly Code Behind the Last Medieval Dynasty", as well as many other history books, is our February expert speaker. Sarah will be speaking to us on the medieval and Tudor tradition of courtly love, a fascinating topic. She will also be joining us later in the month for a live Q&A session.

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Facebook Live – Chat and Q&A with Claire

February 4 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

On 4th February, Claire will be going live in our Members Only Facebook Group to talk Tudor and answer any questions members may have. These are always fun sessions and last around 45-60 minutes. Do make sure you're a member of the group. You can request access at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 4…

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Informal Live Chat – Henry VIII

February 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT

Our February informal live chat will be taking place on Saturday 19th February and we'll be chatting about Henry VIII. Feel free to pose questions to other Tudor Society members, share your views and Note: The chat will be taking place at 9pm UK time, a bit earlier than usual. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time…

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Expert Live Chat – Sarah Gristwood – Courtly Love

February 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

Our February expert speaker Sarah Gristwood will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom on Friday 25th February to answer your questions on the tradition of courtly love. We'll also be giving away a copy of her latest book, "The Tudors in Love", to one lucky chat participant. Note: The chat will be taking place at 9pm UK time, a bit earlier than usual. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ If you haven't viewed her video talk, you…

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Informal live chat – Henry VIII – 26 February

February 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

Our February informal live chat will be taking place on Saturday 26th February and due to popular demand we will be discussing Henry VIII. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Saturday 26 February at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Saturday 26 February at 11pm New York, USA - Saturday 26 February…

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March 2022

Expert Talk – Adam Pennington – The Rise and Fall of the Pole Family

March 1

Our March expert speaker is Adam Pennington of The Tudor Chest blog and social media pages. Adam is currently writing a book on that famous and rather tragic Tudor family, the Poles. Find out all about the rise and fall of the Pole family in Adam's expert talk. He'll be joining us later in the month for a live Q& session in our chatroom.

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Facebook Live – Chat and Q&A with Claire

March 12 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

This Saturday, 12th March, Claire will be going live in our Members Only Facebook Group to talk Tudor and answer any questions members may have. These are always fun sessions and last around 45-60 minutes. Do make sure you're a member of the group. You can request access at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Saturday…

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Informal Live Chat – Elizabeth I

March 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm GMT

Our March informal live chat will be taking place on Friday 18th March. The topic is Elizabeth I, so feel free to pose questions to your fellow members or share book/TV/series recommendations... anything Elizabeth I-themed! The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 18th March at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday…

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NEW DATE – Expert Live Chat – Adam Pennington – The Rise and Fall of the Pole Family

March 27 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

Historian Adam Pennington is our March expert and he'll be live in our chatroom answering your questions on the Pole family on Sunday 27th March. If you haven't watched his video talk, you can view it here. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Sunday 27th March at 10pm Madrid, Spain…

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April 2022

Expert talk – Dr JoAnn DellaNeva – The Story of the Death of Anne Boleyn by Lancelot de Carle: Diplomatic Dispatch and Tragic Poem.

April 1

Our April expert speaker is Dr JoAnn DellaNeva, author of The Story of the Death of Anne Boleyn: A Poem by Lancelot de Carle, a critical edition and translation of a long narrative poem written by the secretary to the French ambassador in London within two weeks of Anne Boleyn’s execution. JoAnn is Professor of French Literature at the University of Notre Dame, in South Bend, Indiana (USA), where she began teaching in 1982. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she…

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Informal chat – Let’s talk Tudor!

April 15 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

April's informal live chat will be taking place on Friday 15th April. There's no set topic so we can just talk Tudor and go off on all kinds of Tudor-y tangents! The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 15th April at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 15th April at 11pm…

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Expert Live Chat – Dr JoAnn DellaNeva – Lancelot de Carle

April 29 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

Dr JoAnn DellaNeva is our April expert and she'll be live in our chatroom answering your questions on Lancelot de Carle's poem on Anne Boleyn on Friday 29th April. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Friday 29th April at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 29th April at 11pm New York,…

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May 2022

May’s Informal Live Chat

May 7 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

The Tudor Society informal live chat for May will be taking place in our chatroom on Saturday 7th May. The topic is Tudor times, so feel free to pose questions, share or ask for book recommendations etc. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your zone. London, UK - Saturday 7th May at 10pm Madrid, Spain…

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Expert Live Chat – Sandra Vasoli – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

May 12 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

This month's expert speaker, Sandra Vasoli, will be joining us in our chatroom for a Q&A session on Thursday 12th May to answer your questions regarding her research on whether Henry VIII regretted Anne Boleyn's fate. Note: It's a Thursday not the usual Friday or Saturday! If you haven't watched her talk yet, you can see it here. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you…

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