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June 2020

Informal live chat – Talking Tudor

June 20, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - June 21, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - July 12, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - July 25, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 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, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - August 29, 2020 @ 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, 2020

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, 2020 @ 11:00 pm - September 12, 2020 @ 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, 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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