Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway is the author of the best-selling books George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat (co-written with Clare Cherry), On This Day in Tudor History, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and The Anne Boleyn Collection II, Sweating Sickness in a Nutshell and Tudor Places of Great Britain. Claire also collaborated with artist Dmitry Yakhovsky on The Life of Anne Boleyn Colouring Book. Claire was also involved in the English translation and editing of Edmond Bapst’s 19th-century French biography of George Boleyn and Henry Howard, available as Two Gentleman Poets at the Court of Henry VIII.

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. Her writing is easy-to-read and conversational, and readers often comment on how reading Claire’s books is like having a coffee with her and chatting about history.

Claire is also the founder of The Tudor Society.

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Claire is also on Twitter (@anneboleynfiles), Facebook (theanneboleynfiles) and Instagram (anneboleynfiles).