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Claire Ridgway

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Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books On This Day in Tudor History(October 2012), The Anne Boleyn Collection (Feb 2012), The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown (April 2012), The Anne Boleyn Collection II (September 2013) George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat (April 2014), Sweating Sickness: In an Nutshell (August 2014), Illustrated Kings and Queens of England (November 2014) and Tudor Places of Great Britain (October 2015).

Claire worked in education and freelance writing before creating The Anne Boleyn Files history website and becoming a full-time history researcher, blogger and author. The Anne Boleyn Files is known for its historical accuracy and Claire's mission to get to the truth behind Anne Boleyn's story. H
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Claire Ridgway Hi Mary Louise,
Thank you so much for your kind and very encouraging words, I really do appreciate them. For the past few years, I've been working on…more
Hi Mary Louise,
Thank you so much for your kind and very encouraging words, I really do appreciate them. For the past few years, I've been working on "The Fall of Catherine Howard: A Countdown", but other commitments, such as running the Tudor Society, have got in the way a bit. I'm still working on it when I can. I'm also putting the finishing touches to The Anne Boleyn Collection III, a third collection of articles from the website to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Busy busy!(less)
Claire Ridgway I carry on writing. If I can't work on one project, I flip to another or blog. I force myself to write.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with love and joy whatever you’re doing today.

To celebrate the day of love, I thought I’d share some resources with you that are related to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and their relationship, when it was happy!

Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn by Sandra Vasoli Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn Read Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne... Read more of this blog post »
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“On 17th January 1569, Agnes Bowker of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, allegedly gave birth to a cat. According to the midwife, Elizabeth Harrison, Agnes had told her of how "the likeness of a bear, sometimes like a dog, sometimes like a man" had carnal knowledge of her in its various guises. Harrison went on to describe how Agnes gave birth to the cat, "the hinder part coming first". The other six women who were present at the birth were questioned, but none seemed very sure of what had happened. One Margaret Harrison said "that she was at the birth of the monster with her child in her arms,”
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“Francisca de Cáceres, who was in charge of dressing and undressing the queen and whom she liked and confided in a lot, was looking sad and telling the other ladies that nothing had passed between Prince Arthur and his wife, which surprised everyone and made them laugh at him." English witnesses, however, tell of Arthur demanding ale the next morning "for I have been this night in the midst of Spain!”
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“As it founde them so it toke them, some in sleape some in wake, some in mirthe some in care, some fasting & some ful, some busy and some idle [...]”
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