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March 2021

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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Expert Live Chat – Siobhan Clarke – 25 June

June 25 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

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", is our June expert speaker and she will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom on Friday 25th June. Siobhan's talk is on "Dress, Dazzle, Display: Tudor Court Dress", and she'll be answering your questions on this topic, her research and her work for Historic Royal Palaces. We'll also be giving…

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July 2021

Expert talk – Dr Owen Emmerson – The Two Annes of Hever

July 1

Historian Dr Owen Emmerson is castle supervisor of Hever Castle which was the Boleyn family home and also a residence of Anne of Cleves. He will be speaking to us on the two Anne's of Hever.

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Informal live chat – 2 July

July 2 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

July's informal live chat will take place on 2nd July and there's no set topic, we can just get to know each other and then talk Tudor! It 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, UK - Friday 2 July at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 2 July at 11pm…

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Facebook Live – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon Part 2 – Talk by Claire Ridgway

July 16 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

On Friday 16th July, Tudor Society founder, Claire Ridgway, will be doing a Facebook Live talk and Q&A session on Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. This is the second part of her look at the couple's marriage and will take us from the start of the Great Matter in 1527 to Catherine's death in 1536.

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Expert Live Chat – Owen Emmerson – 23 July

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

Dr Owen Emmerson, assistant curator and castle historian of Hever Castle, and co-author of The Boleyns of Hever Castle, will be joining us to answer your questions on "The Two Annes of Hever" on 23rd July. The live chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/. We'll be giving away a copy of The Boleyns of Hever Castle to one lucky chat participant. Here are the times in different time zones. If your time zone isn't listed…

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August 2021

Expert talk – Nathen Amin – Henry VII the Man

August 1

Historian Nathen Amin runs the Henry Tudor Society Facebook page and is the author of "The House of Beaufort", "Tudor Wales" and "Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick". Nathen is always a popular speaker here at the Tudor Society.

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Informal live chat – 13 August

August 13 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

August's informal live chat will take place on 13th August and there's no set topic, we can just get to know each other and then talk Tudor! It 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, UK - Friday 13 August at 10pm Madrid, Spain - Friday 13 August at 11pm…

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Facebook Live Event – Claire on Hever Castle – 20 August

August 20 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

On Friday 20th August, Tudor Society founder, Claire Ridgway, will be doing a Facebook Live talk on the book launch and talk she's doing at Hever Castle, and also her visit to the castle. She's also hoping to be able to share the talk on "The Boleyns of Hever Castle" with Tudor Society members. The talk will take place in the private Members-only Tudor Society Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers so do make sure you've requested to join it. Here are…

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Expert live chat – Nathen Amin – 26 August

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

Nathen Amin, our August expert speaker, will be joining us for a live Q&A session on Henry VII on Thursday 26th August. The live chat will take place in the Tudor Society chatroom at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/. We'll be giving away a copy of Nathen's latest book, Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick, to one lucky chat participant. 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 – Nathen Amin – Henry VII – 26 August

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

On Thursday 26th August, historian Nathen Amin, author of "The House of Beaufort", "Tudor Wales" and "Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck, and Warwick", will be joining us in the Tudor Society chatroom to answer your questions on Henry VII: The Man. We'll also be giving away a copy of Nathen's latest book to one lucky chat particpant. The chatroom can be found at https://www.tudorsociety.com/chatroom/ and the chat will last about an hour. Note: the chat is taking…

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September 2021

Expert talk – Catherine Brooks – The Howards

September 1

Many of you will know Catherine as she is the Tudor Society secretary, and she is also busy working on a book on the Howard family, one of the prominent families of the Tudor period-

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Facebook Live – Claire on books – 10 September

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

An hour Facebook live with Tudor Society founder, Claire Ridgway. This month, ask Claire for her recommendations for Tudor books and series - fiction and non-fiction, and feel free to share your own recommendations. The link for the event is https://fb.me/e/4x8X22yNI, but you'll need to make sure that you have requested membership of the Members-only Facebook group to be able to attend - https://www.facebook.com/groups/tudorsocietymembers

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Informal live chat – 18 September

September 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

September's informal live chat will be taking place on Saturday 18th September. 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 - Saturday…

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

September 24 @ 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

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 @ 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 @ 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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