Today we are opening up our forthcoming 15-unit Anne Boleyn online course for pre-orders. The Life of Anne Boleyn MC06 course will be launching properly on 30th January 2017 but you can pre-order it now and buy gift certificates for the history lover in your life.
All those who pre-order The Life of Anne Boleyn course will save $40 and pay just $35 (it will be launched at $75) and will also receive the unabridged audio version of Claire Ridgway's book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown (RRP $19.95) in preparation for the course. Click here to go to the course page now. The discount code is ABPRE.
All of our courses are open internationally. They comprise downloadable or streaming audio lessons, with PDF transcripts, which can be done in your own time and you have lifetime access to the course once you have signed up and paid. There is no set start or end date, you can do it at your own pace. The Life of Anne Boleyn course's lessons will also be available as videos.
Here is the course blurb:
Anne Boleyn is the most popular and also the most divisive of Henry VIII's six wives. Some view her as an ambitious, social climber and home-wrecker who played a game and ultimately lost, others see her as a tragic victim of an egotistical tyrant obsessed with having a son, and still others see her as a queen whose views and ideals led to her making enemies who moved against her and brought her down in a brutal manner.
Who was the real Anne Boleyn?
It's impossible to know for sure, but this 15-unit course (plus introduction) will lead you through her life step-by-step, from her family background and beginnings to her tragic death in 1536 and her legacy. Each part of her life will be fleshed out in detail by Claire Ridgway, founder of The Anne Boleyn Files website and author of The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, The Anne Boleyn Collection and co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat, and several other Tudor history books. Claire also includes a unit on the myths surrounding this executed queen and one on how to research Anne Boleyn yourself using primary and secondary sources.
- Anne Boleyn's background and roots
- Birth and Early Life
- Anne Boleyn's family
- Early education and Margaret of Austria's court
- Anne Boleyn's time in France
- Return to England
- Debut at the English court and suitors
- Henry VIII's pursuit of Anne Boleyn and the Great Matter
- 1533 - Anne Boleyn's coronation and the birth of Elizabeth I
- Anne Boleyn Queen Consort
- 1536: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
- Anne Boleyn's execution and the aftermath
- The myths surrounding Anne Boleyn
- The legacy of Anne Boleyn
- Researching Anne Boleyn and the reign of Henry VIII
The course includes 16 video lessons (streaming video plus downloadable audio mp3 files), downloadable PDF transcripts of each lesson, end of unit quizzes, resources - Where to find primary sources on Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, a bibliography and further reading list, and an end of course certificate.
The Life of Anne Boleyn: MC06 is written and presented by Claire Ridgway, founder of The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society websites. Claire has published eight Tudor history books, including The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown and The Anne Boleyn Collection, and is co-author of a biography of George Boleyn, Anne Boleyn's brother. Claire has written many guest posts for Tudor history websites and blogs, and has also written for History of Royals magazine.
Claire has been researching Anne Boleyn and Tudor history full-time since 2009 and enjoys sharing her research on the Anne Boleyn Files website and social media. She is currently working on two Anne Boleyn book projects and another on the fall of Catherine Howard. Claire can't get enough of Tudor history!
Click here to go to the course page now. The discount code is ABPRE.