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September 2020

Live chat – Nathen Amin – Joan Beaufort and Richard III

September 18, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - September 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am BST

Nathen Amin is our September expert speaker and he'll be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom for a Q&A session about his talk on Joan Beaufort and Richard III, his research and books, on Friday 18th September. The chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ and one lucky particpant will win a copy of Nathen's book "The House of Beaufort". Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed you…

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October 2020

Expert Talk – Caroline Angus – Thomas Cromwell: is there more left to learn?

October 1, 2020

Our October expert speaker is Caroline Angus, author of the Queenmaker Series of novels, which have Thomas Cromwell as their protagonist. Caroline will be speaking to us on "Thomas Cromwell: is there more left to learn?". I'm sure it will be a wonderful talk.

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October’s informal live chat

October 16, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - October 17, 2020 @ 12:00 am BST

Our October informal live chat is completely open. It's your chance to get to know fellow Tudor Society members, introduce yourself, and talk Tudor if you like. We can go off at tangents, down rabbit holes, and just have fun chatting. The chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom 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,…

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October Expert Live Chat – Caroline Angus on Thomas Cromwell

October 23, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - October 24, 2020 @ 12:00 am BST

Author of the Queenmaker Series, Caroline Angus, will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom on Friday 23rd October for an hour's Q&A session with book giveaway. If you haven't viewed her video talk then you can click here. The live chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom 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,…

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November 2020

Expert Talk – Dr Emma Levitt – Tournaments

November 1, 2020

Dr Emma Levitt of the University of Huddersfield is our November expert speaker and the topic is tournaments, a fascinating subject.

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November’s Informal Live Chat

November 7, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - November 8, 2020 @ 12:00 am GMT

November's informal live chat will be taking place on Saturday 7th November 2020. The topic is Tudor consorts, which covers Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII's six wives, Guildford Dudley, and Philip of Spain. Feel free to ask questions, share your views, ask for or share book and TV recommendations... anything topic-related. These chats are also a great way to get to know other Tudor Society members. The live chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here…

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November Expert Live Chat – Dr Emma Levitt – The Medieval Tournament

November 27, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - November 28, 2020 @ 12:00 am GMT

Dr Emma Levitt will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom on Friday 27th November for an hour's Q&A session on the Medieval tournament, her area of expertise. If you haven't viewed her video talk then you can click here. The live chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom 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.…

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December 2020

Expert Talk – Julian Humphrys – The Last Battle: Henry Tudor, Lambert Simnel and the Battle of Stoke Field

December 1, 2020

Battlefield historian Julian Humphrys is a favourite here at the Tudor Society. His expertise in medieval and Tudor battles is second to none, so we're pleased to host him again for a talk on the Battle of Stoke Field. It's sure to be an enlightening talk.

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Tudor Society Christmas Party – 18 December

December 18, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - December 19, 2020 @ 12:00 am GMT

Each year, I like to host a Tudor Society Christmas party in the chatroom here on the Tudor Society website. It's an hour-long chat and is an opportunity for members to get to know each other and have a good old chat. I like to wear my Christmas sweater (or pyjamas!) and I always bring a Christmas drink and snack, like a mince pie or slice of Christmas cake, along with me. Members can share where they're from, what they're…

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January 2021

Expert Talk – Heather R Darsie – Anne of Cleves

January 1

Heather R Darsie, author of Anna, Duchess of Cleves, is our January expert speaker. Anne of Cleves is a fascinating Tudor lady who has been sadly neglected in the past by historians. Find out more about her in our January talk.

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Informal live chat – 16 January – Tudor history books

January 16 @ 11:00 pm - January 17 @ 12:00 am GMT

January's informal live chat will be taking place in the Tudor Society chatroom on Saturday 16th January 2021. The topic is Tudor history books, fiction and non-fiction, which is the perfect topic when a lot of us may have been given books for Christmas, or treated ourselves to books. Please feel free to share recommendations or ask for recommendations on Tudor topics and people. The chatroom can be found here: https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If…

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Expert live chat – Heather R Darsie – 23 January

January 23 @ 11:00 pm - January 24 @ 12:00 am GMT

Author Heather R Darsie will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom for an hour-long Q&A regarding her January expert talk on Anne of Cleves, her book and her research. The chatroom can be found here: https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ The chat will take place on 23rd January 2021. 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 23 January at…

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Expert live chat – Julian Humphrys – 29 January

January 29 @ 11:00 pm - January 30 @ 12:00 am GMT

Battlefield historian (and super fascinating chap!) Julian Humphrys will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom for an hour-long Q&A regarding his December expert talk on the Battle of Stoke Field, the last battle of the Wars of the Roses, and how it related to Henry Tudor and Lambert Simnel. He did his talk back in December, but with Christmas we just didn't have chance to have a chat. His talk can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/the-last-battle-julian-humphrys-expert-talk/ The chatroom can…

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February 2021

Expert Talk – Adrienne Dillard – Conducting research for historical novels

February 1

The wonderful Adrienne Dillard, author of the bestselling historical novels Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and The Raven's Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn, is our February expert speaker. Adrienne really is the perfect person to talk to us about how to go about researching for a historical novel, as both her novels were meticulously researched.

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Informal live chat – Tudor TV – 13 February

February 13 @ 11:00 pm - February 14 @ 12:00 am GMT

February's informal live chat is taking place on Saturday 13th February and seeing as there have been so many Tudor-themed TV programmes and series on recently, I thought we'd talk about the Tudors on TV. What have you enjoyed watching recently? Do share in the chat or feel free to ask for recommendations. The chatroom can be found here: 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 – Adrienne Dillard – 20 February

February 20 @ 11:00 pm - February 21 @ 12:00 am GMT

Historical novelist Adrienne Dillard is our February expert speaker and she will be joining us in the chatroom for a live Q&A session on Saturday 20th February. Adrienne spoke to us on conducting historical research for historical novels, a perfect talk for those of you who are would-be authors. This is your chance to ask Adrienne questions about her research, writing and books. One lucky chat participant will win a copy of one of Adrienne's novels too! Her talk can…

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March 2021

Expert Talk – Phil Downing – The Darker Side of the Elizabethan Period

March 1

March's expert speaker, Phil Downing of Harvington Hall, introduces us to the darker side of Elizabeth I's reign and shares with us the surviving Elizabethan priest holes of Harvington Hall.

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Live chat – Tudor talk – 12 March

March 12 @ 11:00 pm - March 13 @ 12:00 am GMT

This month's informal live chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom on Friday 12th March 2021. There isn't a fixed topic this month, just Tudor history in general. Our chats last for an hour and are always good fun. They're a great way to get to know other Tudor history lovers from all over the world, and to simply talk Tudor. The chatroom can be found here: https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here are the times in different time zones. If your…

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Expert Live Chat – Phil Downing – 27 March

March 27 @ 11:00 pm - March 28 @ 12:00 am GMT

This month's expert talk is taking place on Saturday 27th March and is a Q&A session with Phil Downing of Harvington Hall. Phil is March's expert speaker and you can see his video talk on the terrifying lives of Catholic priests in Elizabeth I's reign and priest holes, the darker side of the Elizabethan period, here. You'll be able to ask him about Catholic priests in the Elizabethan period, Harvington's priest holes and his work at Harvington. Our chats last…

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April 2021

Expert Talk – Nicola Tallis – Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort

April 1

April's expert speaker is historian, Dr Nicola Tallis, author of Uncrowned Queen: The Fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort. The Tudor matriarch is often neglected, so it'll be wonderful to hear more about her from Nicola.

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Informal Live Chat – 10 April

April 10 @ 11:00 pm - April 11 @ 12:00 am BST

April's informal live chat will be taking place on Saturday 10th April. There's no set topic, just Tudor history, so we can start off by having a nice chit-chat about how we all are and where we are, then we can move on to talking Tudor! Our chats last for an hour and are always good fun. They're a great way to get to know other Tudor history lovers from all over the world, and to talk about Tudor history…

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Expert Live Chat – Nicola Tallis – 23 April

April 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

April's expert speaker is historian and author, Nicola Tallis, who is speaking to us on Lady Margaret Beaufort. Nicola will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom for a live Q&A session on 23rd April. Our chats last for an hour and are always good fun. They're a great way to get to know other Tudor history lovers from all over the world, and to get your questions answered by experts. One lucky chat participant will be picked at…

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Facebook Live with Claire – Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley – 30 April

April 30 @ 11:00 pm - May 1 @ 12:00 am BST

This month we have our very first Facebook Live event for Tudor Society members. Once a month, instead of her Friday video talk, Tudor Society founder Claire Ridgway is going to be doing a talk live on Facebook and answering questions on the topic. This month's Facebook Live talk will be on Elizabeth I's relationship with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. To take part, you need to make sure you're a member of the private members-only Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers.…

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May 2021

Expert talk – Lucy Churchill – The Anne Boleyn Medal

May 1

Our May expert speaker, stonecarver Lucy Churchill, will be talking to us about her research into the surviving 1534 Anne Boleyn medal, one of the only contemporary images we have of Anne Boleyn, and how she went about recreating it.

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Informal live chat – 7 May

May 7 @ 11:00 pm - May 8 @ 12:00 am BST

May's informal live chat will be taking place on Friday 7th May. There's no set topic, just Tudor history, so we can start off by having a nice chit-chat about how we all are and where we are, then we can move on to talking Tudor! Our chats last for an hour and are always good fun. They're a great way to get to know other Tudor history lovers from all over the world, and to talk about Tudor history…

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Expert live chat – Lucy Churchill – 15 May

May 15 @ 11:00 pm - May 16 @ 12:00 am BST

Stonecarver Lucy Churchill will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom for a Q&A session about her talk on the 1534 Anne Boleyn medal and the King's College Chapel choirscreen. Lucy has done a tremendous amount of research on both of these Anne Boleyn related items, so we will be able to ask her all sorts of questions. Our chats last for an hour and are always interesting and good fun. The chatroom can be found here: https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ Here…

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Facebook Live – Henry VII and Elizabeth of York – Talk by Claire Ridgway

May 28 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

On Friday 28th May, Tudor Society founder, Claire Ridgway, will be doing a Facebook Live talk and Q&A session on Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. It will take place in the private Members-only Tudor Society Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers. Note: It will be taking place an hour earlier than last time. 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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June 2021

Expert talk – Siobhan Clarke – Dress, Dazzle, Display: Tudor Court Dress

June 1

June's expert speaker is historian Siobhan Clarke, co-author of "The Tudors: The Crown, the Dynasty, the Golden Age", "A Tudor Christmas" and "King and Collector: Henry VIII and the Art of Kingship". Siobhan has worked for Historic Royal Palaces for 20 years and is based at Hampton Court Palace, where she trained as a Costumed Interpreter before becoming an HRP Guide Lecturer. Siobhan's talk for us is "Dress, Dazzle, Display: Tudor Court Dress".

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Informal Live Chat – 5 June – Let’s talk Tudor!

June 5 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

June's informal live chat will be taking place on Saturday 5th June. There's no set topic, we can just talk Tudor to our heart's content, and also get to know each other a little better. These chats are always fun. Please note the earlier time. 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 5 June at 10pm Madrid,…

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Facebook Live – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon – Talk by Claire Ridgway

June 11 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

On Friday 11th June, Tudor Society founder, Claire Ridgway, will be doing a Facebook Live talk and Q&A session on Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. It will take place in the private Members-only Tudor Society Facebook page 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 11 June at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 11 June…

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