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Tudor history from home

Here in Spain, we’ve been on lockdown since Monday due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Now, I could use this as inspiration to talk about epidemics, the plague, influenza and sweating sickness in history, but I’m not. I’ll give you links to my talks on those, but I want to stop thinking about the nasty stuff.

So, with so many people around the world in lockdown or self-isolating, I thought I’d give you some ideas for keeping occupied and getting your Tudor history fix.

Indoor and outdoor Tudor pursuits

Game instructions, more games and further reading

Virtual tours of museums, galleries and more:

By the way, three of my books, The Anne Boleyn Collection III, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, and On This Day in Tudor History, are Kindle Countdown deals at the moment. They're priced at 99p/99c on Amazon UK and from now until midnight on 25th March. Grab them while you can. You can find them on my Amazon author pages - click here to see it in your country. My other books are very cheap on kindle too, and if you don't have a kindle, don't worry, Amazon have a free kindle reading app for mobile devices, tablets and computers.
George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat, written by me and Clare Cherry, will be available on kindle at 99p/99c from 21 March to 27 March. have a special sale at the moment (from now until the end of 25 March) offering 50% off each and every one of their history courses. The courses are all completely online, with no set start or end dates, and include medieval courses, courses on Tudor times, Tudor women, Henry VIII's six wives, Anne Boleyn, the Medicis, the Borgias, the Reformation, Richard III.... and all by experts in the field (Toni Mount, Samanthan Morris, Gareth Russell, and Yours Truly!). Lots to get stuck into! Simply go to, browse the courses and buy as many as you like. Use coupon code HAPPY at checkout to get 50% off from now until the end of 25th March. Everyone anywhere in the world can do them.

Illnesses in Tudor times:

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  1. R

    Cheers, Claire, we can still go out to the shops but the final blow hit today, the cafe and bars have to close. I am getting my last bits tomorrow, fresh fruit and salad and tinned fruit and some things for Steve who will be home this weekend some point.

    After that its walks at quiet times only. We have to go back to the hospital again anyway. I have chocolate cake. I have wine. I have food and loo paper. I have sorted medical stuff. The neighbours were sung to earlier. I have put my Christmas decorations up.

    1. M

      Take care, RTL! Best wishes to you

  2. M

    Thanks, Claire!!!

    I’m the same as RTL, we can go out, too, but only for essential. Food, pharmacy, which I will need Monday. My husband will be sequestered at his plant starting Monday for 28 days as they work on a contract. Life has changed a bit right now. My son is alone in Pittsburgh, about 300 miles away. His brother is home, they did close school, but the one alone was working this semester so he is still there. He’s self sufficient and has what he needs, but I wish he were here with us, especially now their dad will be away. But we ‘re really all good, no one is sick and we have what we need.
    Take care, be well, best wishes.
    Michelle t

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Tudor history from home