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December 2019

Tudor Life Magazine – Tudor Christmas

December 1, 2019
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Expert Talk – Matthew Lewis

December 1, 2019
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Tudor Society Online Christmas Party – 13 December

December 13, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT
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January 2020

Expert Live Chat with Matthew Lewis – 17 January 2020

January 17 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT

Expert live chat with historian and author Matthew Lewis on 1483: the year of three kings.

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Expert live chat with Tony Riches – 25 January 2020

January 25 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT

Expert live chat with author Tony Riches on Katherine Willoughby and the Protestant Martyrs.

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Informal live chat – 31 January 2020 – The Greys

January 31 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT

Informal live chat on the Grey family.

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February 2020

Expert talk – Dr Sean Cunningham – Henry VII and Richard III – A deadly rivalry

February 1

Dr Sean Cunningham is our February expert speaker and will be speaking to us on "Henry VII and Richard III - A deadly rivalry". Sean is the author of Henry VII and Richard III: A Royal Enigma.

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Expert live chat – Dr Sean Cunningham – Henry VII and Richard III

February 22 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT

Dr Sean Cunningham is our February expert speaker and he'll be answering our questions on his talk, "Henry VII and Richard III - A deadly rivalry", and his research, in the Tudor Society chatroom on Saturday 22nd February. We'll be giving away a copy of one of Sean's books to a lucky chat participant. Here are the times in different time zones and if your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert the London time to your…

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February informal live chat – Favourite Tudor books

February 28 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT

Our February informal live chat for Tudor Society members is on one of my very favourite topics, books! This is your chance to suggest books (fiction or non-fiction) to other members, ask for people's views on a particular book, get book recommendations to lengthen your wishlist.... anything Tudor book related. The chat will take place on Friday 28th February. Here are the times in different time zones and if your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to convert…

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March 2020

Expert talk – Tracy Borman – Henry VIII and the men who made him

March 1

Tracy Borman is our March expert speaker and will be speaking to us on "Henry VIII and the men who made him", the subject of her latest book.

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Informal live chat – The Tudors on TV – 21 March

March 21 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm GMT

This month's informal live chat will be taking place this Saturday, 21st March, and the topic is The Tudors on TV and in film. We'll be discussing TV programmes, movies, documentaries, adaptations of Tudor novels etc. and do feel free to share recommendations or pose questions to other members. Please do join us in the chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/. Here are the times in different time zones: Here are the times in different time zones: London, UK - Saturday 21 March…

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Expert live chat – Tracy Borman – Henry VIII and the men who made him

March 28 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm GMT

Tracy Borman is our March expert speaker and she will be speaking answering your questions on her talk, "Henry VIII and the men who made him", and her work and research, in an hour's live chat session on 28th March 2020 at 9pm UK time. We'll also be giving away a copy of Tracy's latest book to one lucky chat participant. Here are the times in different time zones and if your time zone isn't listed you can use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html…

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April 2020

Expert talk – Sarah Bryson – The Brandons

April 1

Sarah Bryson, author of La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters and the forthcoming The Brandon Men: Servants and Traitors to the Crown is our April expert speaker.

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Informal live chat – general chat

April 10 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm BST

As so many of us are in lockdown or partial lockdown, I thought we could have a general, open, informal live chat this month - a bit of a social. So we can get to know each other, talk about our lives and what's happening in our area, talk Tudor (any topic), and just have a chin-wag as my parents would say. Here are the times in different time zones and if your time zone isn't listed you can use…

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Expert live chat – Sarah Bryson – The Brandons

April 24 @ 11:00 pm - 11:59 pm BST

Sarah Bryson, author of La Reine Blanche: Mary Tudor, A Life in Letters and the forthcoming The Brandon Men: In the Shadow of Kings is our April expert speaker. She is speaking to us on the Brandons and will also be joining us for an hour-long chat session to answer your questions about her talk and her research. The chat will take place on 24th April 2020 at 11pm UK time. Here are the times in different time zones and…

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May 2020

Expert talk – Julian Humphrys – the Crusaders’ Last Stand: the Great Siege of Malta, 1565

May 1

While Mary Queen of Scots was marrying Lord Darnley in 1565 and Elizabeth's Privy Council was debating the antics of the Border Reivers, the forces of Christian Europe ( well some of them) were involved in a desperate struggle with the Ottomans on the Mediterranean island of Malta. The Great Siege, as it became known, is a fantastic story, and battlefield historian has actually recently been over in Malta and so was inspired to do a talk for us.

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Informal Live Chat – Talking Tudor

May 8 @ 11:00 pm - May 9 @ 12:00 am BST

Our May informal chat is on Tudor history in general, anything Tudor related. Feel free to pose a question, share an opinion, anything as long as it's about our favourite period. Here are the times in different time zones and 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 8 May at 11pm Madrid, Spain - Saturday 9 May at 12am New York, USA - Friday 8…

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Expert Live Chat – Q&A with Julian Humphrys

May 22 @ 11:00 pm - May 23 @ 12:00 am BST

Our May expert speaker is battlefield historian Julian Humphrys whose talk is on the Great Siege of Malta. He will be joining us in the chatroom to answer members' questions on 22nd May. You can ask him about the great siege, other battles, his research or his work for the Battlefields Trust. Here are the times in different time zones and 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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June 2020

Expert talk – Sarah-Beth Watkins – Sir Francis Bryan

June 1

Sarah-Beth Watkins is the author of a number of biographies and history books, including Sir Francis Bryan: Henry VIII's Most Notorious Ambassador. Bryan is a fascinating character. He was a royal favourite and was referred to as "the vicar of hell". Sarah-Beth will be telling us all about this Henrician courtier.

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Informal live chat – Talking Tudor

June 20 @ 11:00 pm - June 21 @ 12:00 am BST

June's informal live chat is another of our open discussions, i.e. there's no specific topic, just general Tudor history. So we can have a good chinwag about all things Tudor, discuss views and opinions, share books/TV/movie recommendations, pose questions... just talk Tudor! The chat will take place on Saturday 20th June. Here are the times in different time zones and 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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Expert Live Chat – Q&A with Sarah-Beth Watkins

June 26 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

June's expert speaker is Sarah-Beth Watkins, who has written so many Tudor books, including one on Tudor bad boys, "the vicar of hell", Sir Francis Bryan, the topic of her talk this month. Sarah-Beth will be answering our questions on Bryan, her research and her books on Friday 26th June. One lucky chat participant will also win a copy of Sarah-Beth's latest book. Please not that the chat is an hour earlier than usual. Here are the times in different…

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July 2020

Expert Talk – Gayle Hulme – Arbella Stuart

July 1

Our July expert speaker is Gayle Hulme, owner of the British Sovereigns and Royals Facebook group and a contributor to the book "Sexuality and its Impact on History". Gayle is speaking to us on Lady Arbella (Arabella) Stuart, who was descended from Margaret Tudor, and, of course, Henry VII.

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Informal live chat – Tudors and Stuarts

July 11 @ 11:00 pm - July 12 @ 12:00 am BST

Our July informal live chat is on the Tudors and Stuarts. Our informal chats are not Q&A sessions with an expert, they are an opportunity for Tudor Society members to simply talk Tudor, to share their views, to pose questions, to debate, to share book recommendations/documentary recommendations... you name it! They're always fun and it's so good to talk history with other like-minded people. The chat will take place in the chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ and here are the times in…

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Expert live chat – Gayle Hulme – Arbella Stuart

July 24 @ 11:00 pm - July 25 @ 12:00 am BST

Gayle Hulme is our July expert speaker with her excellent talk on Arbella Stuart. Gayle will be joining us for a Q&A session on Arbella 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, UK - Friday 24 July at 11pm Madrid, Spain - Saturday 25 July at 12am New York, USA - Friday 24…

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August 2020

Expert talk – Estelle Paranque – Elizabeth I and the French

August 1

Our August expert speaker is historian Estelle Paranque, historian in Queenship, Royal, and Diplomatic Studies, and author of Elizabeth I of England Through Valois Eyes: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen 1558-1588. Estelle will be talking to us about her favourite historical character, Queen Elizabeth I, and her relationship with France.

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Expert Live Chat – Estelle Paranque – Elizabeth I and the French

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST

Historian Estelle Paranque is our August expert speaker, talking to us on "Elizabeth I of England Through Valois Eyes: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen 1558-1588". Estelle will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ for a Q&A session on her talk on Elizabeth I and her research, on 22nd August. 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…

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Informal live chat – Tudor claimants and pretenders

August 28 @ 11:00 pm - August 29 @ 12:00 am BST

Our August informal live chat is on Tudor claimants and pretenders. As always, our informal live chats are just that, informal chat sessions where Tudor Society members can share views and opinions, pose questions, share book/documentary recommendations, and just talk Tudor. They're an hour long and are always fun. 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…

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September 2020

Expert Talk – Nathen Amin – Joan Beaufort and Richard III

September 1

Our September expert speaker is becoming a bit of a regular to the Tudor Society as we love him so much. Nathen is the author of Tudor Wales, The House of Beaufort: The Bastard Line that Captured the Crown, and the forthcoming Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick. He will be talking to us about Joan Beaufort and King Richard III.

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September’s informal live chat

September 11 @ 11:00 pm - September 12 @ 12:00 am BST

Our September informal live chat is an open one, in that it doesn't have a specific topic, we can just talk Tudor! Our informal chats allow Tudor Society members to share their views and opinions on Tudor people and topics, pose questions to other members, chat about books, movies and documentaries, anything Tudor-related. They're also a great opportunity to get to know like-minded people. They're an hour long and are always fun. The chat will take place in the Tudor…

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Live chat – Nathen Amin – Joan Beaufort and Richard III

September 18 @ 11:00 pm - September 19 @ 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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