The Tudor Travel Guide

Your Visitor's Companion to the Aristocratic Houses of the Sixteenth Century


What a day yesterday was! The news of the Anne of Cleves heraldic panels seems to have spread far and wide across the social media network. It is so important that these panels take their place as rare and treasured Tudor artefacts; it will help protect them and ensure funds are available for their preservation. The grand, royal manor house they once decorated may well be long gone, but these survivors have made it through the centuries and we have another chance to preserve a piece of history.



The Tudor Gallery

This is the quality of carved oak panelling which might have covered the walls of a royal gallery. The conclusion from our research was that this design would have been gilded, as can be seen panelling depicted in The Family of Henry VIII.



I am aware though that the article in The Independent does not tell the full and remarkable story of how we came to identify these artefacts as sixteenth century originals. The whole tale – with some unbelievable twists and turns – is recounted in the book. The good news is that we have just found out that it has now become available on The Book Depository (with a 23% discount on the price), so you don’t have to wait any longer to read it. Our last In the Footsteps book, In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn, sold out in  two weeks. So, if you want to be amongst the first to get your hands on a copy, I wouldn’t wait around.


In the meantime, I will be sharing a little more of the story in the forthcoming book launch blog tour, which starts on 15th March at Queen Anne and lasts for 8 days. More information on what Nat and I will be covering will follow.


Thanks for all your support and words of good wishes yesterday.


6 thoughts on “Announcement – ‘In The Footsteps of the Six Wives’ is now available…

  1. Hanna says:

    Just ordered my copy! Can’t wait to read it.

  2. Thanks! Hope you enjoy it. Sarah

  3. Hanna says:

    Did you ever, for a moment when you first started writing LTV, imagine that it might lead you to discovery like this? 🙂 It’s just incredible.

    1. Not in a million years! ‘Incredible’ is about right : )

  4. Hanna says:

    How did you first ‘get into’ Tudor history, as it were? Sorry if I’m quizzing you, it’s just such a fascinating story – the idea of setting out to write a novel and ending up breaking new historical ground is really something.

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