General News

Dec
03
Posted by admin at 11:18 am

We’re thrilled with the success of The Boleyns of Hever Castle by Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway, and what better way to celebrate Christmas and this amazing book than to run a winter-themed competition.

We’ve had a picture of Hever Castle painted by Dmitry Yakhovsky which is based on the lovely picture from the front cover of the book, but of course … it’s winter! We have one beautiful, full-colour print on canvas for a lucky winner (open to UK only) and YOU can be the winner.

All you have to do is to download and colour in this black and white version, and send a photo of it to tim@madeglobal.com before 25 December 2021. Claire, Owen and Tim (CEO MadeGlobal) will be judging the competition.

Download your copy to paint/colour HERE

Winter at Hever Colouring

Download your copy to paint/colour HERE

Will you be adding Christmas trees ornaments? Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn? Santa Claus? It’s up to you – have some fun and make your picture a wonderful celebration of Hever and Christmas. And who knows, you might win a unique canvas!

The competition is OPEN NOW. Last entries must be received by the end of 25 December 2021. UK Entries only. No purchase is necessary.

Sep
14

Thank you to all who entered the Caricature competition the last week. We had hundreds of entries, so thank you!

Our system has picked a lucky winner. Siobhan – we’ve sent you an email to get in touch with us with your photo for Joseph Stephen to use for the drawing.

We’re so excited about the launch of “The Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain Colouring Book” by Joseph Stephens, and especially so since he’s offered to do a Caricature of one lucky winner as either Henry VIII or Elizabeth I!

You can find out all about the competition and enter at this link:
https://madeglobal.com/giveaways/tudor-caricature-competition/

COMPETITION ENDS ON 13 September, 2021 SO YOU DON’T HAVE LONG!
No purchase is necessary to enter the competition.

Joseph Stephen’s first colouring book “The Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain” is out on 7 September to celebrate the birth of Elizabeth I. From William the Conqueror and the Normans, through Henry VIII and the Tudors, and all the way up to Elizabeth II and the house of Windsor, this beautifully illustrated book covers all of the kings and queens to have reigned England and Great Britain.

With detailed histories of each monarch alongside a full-page image of that king or queen, you’ll be learning while you are enjoying colouring in these important people.

Take some time away from your everyday life to enjoy colouring these stunning drawings. Use your talents and let your creativity flow with The Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain Colouring Book.

getbook.at/kqcolouring

Aug
05

From William the Conqueror and the Normans, through Henry VIII and the Tudors, and all the way up to Elizabeth II and the house of Windsor, this beautifully illustrated book covers all of the kings and queens to have reigned England and Great Britain.

With detailed histories of each monarch alongside a full-page image of that king or queen, you’ll be learning while you are enjoying colouring in these important people.

Take some time away from your everyday life to enjoy colouring these stunning drawings. Use your talents and let your creativity flow with The Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain Colouring Book.

ISBN: 978-8412232578

https://getbook.at/kqcolouring

Aug
02

A huge thank you to Hever Castle and Festival Theatre for helping so much with the launch of “The Boleyns of Hever Castle”, the new book by Claire Ridgway and Owen Emmerson. They even managed to meet up with Sarah Morris and Charlie Fenton while Claire was at the Castle, along with so many other people who have followed Claire and Owen’s work for a long time.

Both authors spoke to a sold-out audience in the Hever Castle Festival Theatre on a cold, rainy evening, and the presentation was amazing. The audience was incredibly brave to face the torrential rainstorm but they wouldn’t have missed it for the world.

Here are a small selection of photos from the day, including some wonderful photos of Hever Castle itself, and you can get the book for yourself here:
https://getbook.at/boleynhever

Jul
26
Posted by admin at 6:05 pm

Claire Ridgway unboxes her author copies of “The Boleyns of Hever Castle” in this video. She’s so thrilled with the book, which is “fab” as she says!

The book comes out on 1 August 2021, but you can pre-order your copy now.
https://getbook.at/boleynhever

Available on Kindle and as a stunning full-colour coffee-table style paperback.

Jul
14
Posted by Joel Ridgway at 12:25 pm

Hever Castle is a picture-postcard fortified manor house nestled in the Kent countryside. It is famous for its links with the Boleyns, an East Anglian gentry family who rose and fell dramatically at the court of King Henry VIII.

In The Boleyns of Hever Castle, historians Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway invite you into the home of this notorious family.

Travel back in time to those 77 years of Boleyn ownership. Tour each room just as it was when Anne Boleyn retreated from court to escape the advances of Henry VIII or when she fought off the dreaded ‘sweat’. See the 16th century Hever Castle come to life with room reconstructions and read the story of the Boleyns, who, in just five generations, rose from petty crime to a castle, from Hever to the throne of England.

Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway have combined their considerable knowledge of the Boleyn family and Hever Castle to create this luxurious book. Packed with history and full-colour images, The Boleyns of Hever Castle will educate and enlighten you.

“A sumptuously illustrated and impeccably researched history about the domestic life of a family that shaped British history. This is a fascinating window into both the Boleyns’ lives at Hever and upper-class life on the eve of the Reformation.” – Gareth Russell

ISBN:  978-8412232561

https://getbook.at/boleynhever

May
17
Posted by admin at 6:07 pm


To celebrate Anne Boleyn as we move towards 19 May, MadeGlobal has put some amazing books on special offer – 99c/99c for the US and UK kindle books.
This offer is valid from 17 May to 22 May 2021 and is only for Kindle. The offer includes:

  • George Boleyn (Claire Ridgway)
  • The Fall of Anne Boleyn (Claire Ridgway)
  • Struck with the Dart of Love (Sandra Vasoli)
  • Truth Endures (Sandra Vasoli)
  • Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower (Sandra Vasoli)
  • The Falcon’s Rise (Natalia Richards)
  • The Falcon’s Flight (Natalia Richards)

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