Why Henry VIII is buried with Jane Seymour
Anne Boleyn tour release date. Dr Suzie Edge gives us the gory details of a Traitor's death and the bad side of Elizabeth I
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Why is Henry VIII buried with Jane Seymour? The logical explanation.
The anniversary of the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots
A spotlight on Sir Francis Bacon, the man who taught us to think….and freeze chicken (he died trying that)!
You can listen to me talk about all of the above topics on the latest episode of ‘Tea Time History Chat Live’ - click here to watch on Youtube.
On History After Dark this week we discussed Elizabeth I (and on the anniversary of Mary, Queen of Scots’ execution) - see the link to that episode at the end of this newsletter.
In 2023 ONLY:
2024 - The Anne Boleyn Tour. 16 - 20 May 2024:
Gareth Russell is confirmed as Tour Historian
Tracy Borman is confirmed as a Speaker
Tickets go on sale this week!
Before we get onto this week’s stories, I have been asked about whether certain tours are repeated. Other than ‘The Anne Boleyn Tour, each May I don’t usually repeat tours. With a limited number of tours per year, in a country with a huge number of history topics to cover and places to visit, and a rebooking rate of 25%, I am always looking for new tours for guests to enjoy. This means that tours are not usually repeated in consecutive years.
25% Rebooking Rate! What does that mean?
I am so proud of this! 25% of the guests on a tour this year came last year and decided to come back straight away. In fact, for 5 guests it will be their 3rd or 4th tour with me in 5 seasons.
Tours for 2023 only
The Anne Boleyn Tour in May is the only tour we repeat! So, if you like the look of either of the other two tours, take a close look at the tour pages.
It is less than 100 days to go until our sell-out ‘The Anne Boleyn Tour,’ in May. We are sold out this year but you can follow the tour on social media by following British History Tours on Instagram. As always, Instagram paying subscribers and members of my Patreon will also get behind-the-scenes content.
The Anne Boleyn Tour 2024 - Tickets about to be released!
Fully Escorted Tours | Small Groups As Standard | Financial Failure Protection cover on all Tour Bookings | All Breakfasts and Dinners Included | Admissions, Guided Tours and Speakers
Our most popular tour is running again in 2024!
Stay at Anne Boleyn's childhood home of Hever Castle for 4 nights of history and luxury on 'The Anne Boleyn Tour', run by British History Tours.
As part of a small group, you will explore the life and death of Anne Boleyn, the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII and mother to Elizabeth I. We explore places key to her story and are joined along the way by eminent historians and expert guides, including Tracy Borman.
Gareth Russell, historian and best-selling author accompanies Philippa, your dedicated Tour Manager, as resident historian and co-host.
Our itinerary includes a visit to Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London where we enjoy exclusive guided tours by expert guides. During our time at Hever Castle you will have the opportunity to dress as Tudor Royalty before getting 'behind the ropes' during an after-hours 'Hidden Hever' tour, followed by a 3-course banquet in Hever Castle's Great Hall!
Enjoy exclusive access to the Astor Wing including the music room, billiard room, lawns, tennis court and outdoor swimming pool!
You will arrive everywhere in comfort and style in our luxury air-conditioned coach, included for the duration of the tour.
Patreon - Wednesday 15th February. Join now to get 7 days to book before tickets go on general release (as well as all the other fantastic Patreon benefits!) - Click Here
General Release - Wednesday 22nd February. If you have already registered your interest, you will get an email to your inbox, from us with the tour page link and the link to the bookings page, on Wednesday 22nd February. The tour will be published on our website BritishHistoryTours.com
Getting gory with Dr Suzie Edge
I had immense fun speaking with Dr Suzie Edge, author of a new book called ‘Mortal Monarchs’ which look at the deaths of Englands Kings and Queens from William I to George VI. Suzie is a medical doctor turned historian and her insight into how we have treated human bodies throughout history is fascinating. I took the chance to ask those questions that I was almost afraid to ask! Watch the trailer below or click here to watch the full interview. (Patrons go to www.patreon.com/britishhistory to see the extended, ad-free version.)
Tea Time History Chat Live
The logical explanation of why Henry VIII is buried with Jane Seymour
A spotlight on Sir Francis Bacon, the man who taught us to think and who had an odd death after a useful discovery!
The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots.
In the next livestream, Wednesday 15th February, at 1pm. I will be covering:
The Mary, Queen of Scots letter, newly deciphered
Another Tudor jewellery find! A Boleyn ring?
Join Me - Set a reminder on YouTube by clicking here.
History After Dark
This week we covered Elizabeth I!
Until next time!