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.
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 Boleyn.com 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.