Tudor Themed Shopping Ideas!

Tudors Themed shopping ideas

Tudor Themed shopping ideas!
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Shopping Ideas!
Tudor Christmas and Holiday gifts

Can you believe the Holiday Season is rapidly approaching???? Today, the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America is commonly known as “Black Friday”, the official start of the Christmas and Chanukah (Hanukkah) shopping seasons. Do you have a loved one who is an enthusiast of Tudor Era English History? Are you searching for the perfect gift “from me from me”? Take a look at the following list of ideas, all gifts guaranteed to delight your favorite Tudorphile or Anglophile. Tudor Themed shopping ideas!


Anne Boleyn’s ‘The Moost Happi’ Portrait Medal

Photo Credit: Dr. Owen Emmerson, Curator, Hever Castle

I want! I want! I want!

Esteemed historian Eric Ives, the definitive biographer of Anne Boleyn, stated the obvious. Lucy Churchill’s reconstruction of The Moost Happi portrait medal is the best image we are ever likely to have of Anne Boleyn’. 

Guess what? The medal can be yours or a treasured gift for a loved one. Crafted in a variety of medals and price points – sold as a magnet, pendant, medal, or plaque – Anne Boleyn’s The Moost Happi Portrait Medal is our closest look at Henry VIII’s remarkable, yet tragic second queen.


Anne Boleyn and Tudor-Themed Adult Coloring Books

Are you or a loved one looking for a great way to relax? Have you and your Tudorphile friends rediscovered the therapeutic benefits of adult coloring? If so, there are a few great Anne Boleyn and Tudor-themed adult coloring books out there to add to your collection! Check these out!

Did you love paper dolls as I did as a child? The Anne Boleyn Paper Doll Book is just for you or an Anne Boleyn enthusiast you love!!

The creativity of Rebecca Monet, this wonderful book of paper dolls will provide hours of relaxation and enjoyment, with exquisite wall art to reward your efforts.

Grab your colored pencils, tea, and inner-child while creating beautiful art to adorn your home.



Illustrator and Author Rebecca Monet


Colouring History: The Tudors is a wonderful book to add to your collection. The brainchild of illustrator Kathryn Holeman and QAB’s dear friend Natalie Grueninger of On the Tudor Traila website dedicated to documenting historic sites and buildings associated with Anne Boleyn and sharing information about the life and times of Henry VIII’s second wife, Colouring History: The Tudors is a simply delightful adult coloring book, chock full of art that will satisfy both your “inner-nerd” and your desire to unwind, helping you to generate wellness, quietness, and mindfulness


Illustrator Kathryn Holeman


Claire Ridgway, author of The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown and owner of The Anne Boleyn Files website, and artist Dmitry Yakhovsky have come together to create this beautiful coloring book which will be enjoyed by young and old alike.

The Life of Anne Boleyn Colouring Book tells Anne Boleyn’s story through both text and drawings, from her family background, through her rise and fall at Henry VIII’s court, to her execution in May 1536, and her legacy: Queen Elizabeth I. Learn all about Anne Boleyn while Dmitry’s stunning illustrations and your coloring bring Anne, her story and other famous Tudor characters to life. This book is a fitting tribute to Queen Anne Boleyn.

Relax, unwind, and express yourself with these 34 coloring pages. Each coloring is accompanied by a page of text giving an accurate account of Anne Boleyn’s life.


Anne Boleyn Necklace and Tudor-Themed Jewelry

Anne Boleyn "B Necklace" crafted by Sonya Norwood
Anne Boleyn “B Necklace” crafted by Sonya Norwood

If you have a Tudorphile in your life who loves jewelry, Amy License, Sonya Norwood or Ilana Leah will handcraft a piece that will be cherished for years.

Sonya’s beautiful collection at The Falcon Nest includes not only the iconic “B Necklace” worn by Queen Anne Boleyn, but also a wide collection of ribbon cameos highlighting several Tudor Era Queens and other historical figures, a hematite bead “B Necklace”, and even customized pendants including a picture you provide. Use your imagination and work with Sonja to created the perfect pendant customized to suit the unique passions of your loved one.


Highly regarded as a historian of the Wars of the Roses and Tudor Eras of English History, did you know Amy License is also a jewelry crafter?

Tudor inspired earrings and charm bracelets are Amy’s specialty, designed and handmade based on surviving portraits. There are also a couple of others, inspired by medieval and Tudor iconography and the Sixteenth Century world.

Reasonably priced and shipped worldwide, Amy’s lovely jewelry would please any woman in your life, whether Tudorfile, Ricardian, or no.


Anne Boleyn Inspired Initial Necklace
Customized Anne Boleyn Inspired Initial Necklace handcrafted by Ilana Leah

Have you ever thought you would love an Anne Boleyn inspired necklace, but hoped your initial instead was front and center? If so, get in touch with Ilana Leah of Seaside Design Studio. She will craft a necklace just for you.

Leah Ilana is a silversmith. Thus, all Seashore Design Studio pieces are made with safety and durability in mind. Fine silver is fused and polished without the aid of harsh chemicals.

I have the great privilege of owning pieces crafted by both Sonya Norwood and Ilana Leah, and I could not be more delighted with them. Not only are they lovely, but they are great conversation starters.


Tudor Themed 2021 Calendars and Tudor Themed Art

The artwork of Joshua Haith


Joshua Haith, Artist

Queenanneboleyn.com LOVES to highlight new talent, and we are delighted to introduce you to the phenomenal giftedness of 15-year-old Joshua Haith. His Tudor-themed art is amazing. If you are lucky, you might score one of Joshua’s fantastic 2021 Tudor Calendars. His art is also individually available.

Joshua is just starting out, folks, so to purchase his work, you need to reach out to him directly. Jump on Joshua’s Facebook page to learn more. Send this talented young man a message and purchase one of his works. You will not be disappointed!

Beyond Joshua Haith’s artic talents, he is heavily involved in community service work. Fancy winning a hand-painted canvas while raising money for charity?  Joshua has set up a raffle to win a 30×24 inch commissioned painting of your choice. The charities are:

1.The Sofia Garbe memorial fund.
Sofia owned one of Josh’s paintings before she passed away this year at the age of 16. Her family is wanting to do work in her memory, such as supplying a better mental health service and supporting theatre students at her school to achieve their dreams.
2. Positively Empowered Kids.
This charity, which won best not for profit organization, is run by a team of mums with a dream of having happy children. They do confidence and resilience building, goal setting, and mental health support with children, generally in schools within Nottinghamshire.
If you would like to support, tickets are:
£2.50 for 1
£4.50 for 2
£10 for 5
Message Joshua on Instagram (@joshuahaith) or on his Facebook page.


Are you a fan of the Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society? If so, you know of Claire Ridgway’s annual tradition of creating a delightful calendar featuring “All Things Tudor”! Do watch the video to see her most recent creation, and make a purchase for your favorite Tudorphile!! The Anne Boleyn Files Tudor Calendar 2021


Video Credit: Tim Ridgway, The Tudor Society


For History Lovers in the United Kingdom

Do you have an English lover who lives in Great Britain in your life? Consider a membership with Historic Royal Palaces!  Membership is a brilliant value, and if you join by Annual Direct Debit, you’ll get 15 months for the price of 12.

As a member, you’ll enjoy:

  • Free and unlimited entry to five historic royal palaces*Hampton Court Palace, Tower of London, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Hillsborough Castle, and Gardens plus a range of events
  • 10% discount on admission into Kew Gardens, in which Kew Palace is situated, and free entry to the Great Pagoda*
  • A free subscription to our members’ magazine, Inside Story*
  • 10% discount in our shops, cafes, and restaurants*
  • A program of exclusive, behind the scenes member events including tours, lunches, lectures, and more*

* Exclusions apply

Video Credit: Historic Royal Palaces


Anne Boleyn and Tudor Themed Dolls

Queen Anne Boleyn and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, crafted by Louise Goldsborough Bird


Queen Catherine of Aragon

I admit it. I never outgrew my love of dolls. Louise Goldsborough Bird of Angelique Miniatures is my “go-to” craftsman for historical dolls. The delightful Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cranmer depicted above are major highlights of my Tudorphile collection of historical decor gracing my private home.

Though my favorite dolls Louise crafts are of the Tudor Era of English History, her craftsmanship certainly does not stop there. She crafts queens throughout history, fairy and fantasy folk, dolls depicting their traditional cultural dress, ballerinas — the possibilities are endless.

Louise specializes in handcrafting exquisite dolls of excellent quality, her historically-themed collection extensive. Visit her website previously linked or her beautiful Facebook page. 

I guarantee you will be completely enchanted!


Queenanneboleyn.com’s Favorite Gift Shop


Video Credit: Hever Castle and Gardens


If you are in the United Kingdom and commutable to Kent, why not treat you or a loved one with tickets to visit the exquisite family home of Queen Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle. On the beautiful grounds, the Hever Castle Gift Shop will also delight. There is no more delightful and expansive collection of “all things Tudor” and best yet “all things Anne Boleyn” worldwide. (The gift shop will be closed from now to December 2nd.)

Can’t get to Kent???? No worries! Browse Hever Castle’s Online Gift Shop… and do it pronto so your gifts arrive before Christmas. Last posting days for Christmas delivery are as follows:

  • UK: 21 December
  • Europe: 16 December
  • Rest of the world: 12 December


Video Credit: Hever Castle and Gardens


The Gifts that Keep on Giving!

If you want to provide a Tudorphile in your life a gift that keeps on giving, consider a full membership in The Tudor Society or a subscription to Tudor Life Magazine. (A full membership includes the online magazine, including back issues.) Follow the links to learn more about this fantastic online forum, perhaps Tudor History’s most comprehensive collection of exclusive content.


Video Credit: The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society


Claire Ridgway, the founder of The Tudor Society and The Anne Boleyn Files, provides her followers, subscribers, and browsers with a daily gift freely given, doing so faithfully since 1 January 2019. On This Day in Tudor Historybased on her history book of the same nameis an ongoing series of YouTube videos detailing date-specific historical events. Claire’s fun videos Teasel’s Tudor Trivia are also freely given favorites.

As many of us know, many times in Claire’s videos something terrible went wrong. To support this exhaustive and expensive video production initiative, why not consider purchasing one of her fun products highlighting “On this Day in History Something Bad Happened” or a fun item highlighting Teasel, our Trivia pooch.


Books, Books, Books, and More Books!!!!

Historian Heather Darsie

Here at Queenanneboleyn.com, we LOVE to highlight the work of writers — novelists, non-fiction authors, biographers, historians, and poets alike. Visit our Contributors Page for a complete listing of all writers who have contributed to the website through interviewing, submission of guest articles, author highlights, and more. You will find an easy listing of all contributions to the website, as well as links to all their delightful books available for sale. From Nathen Amin to Leanda de Lisle, from Amy License to Diarmaid McCulloch, and from Toni Mount to Derek Wilson, you will find just the right book to curl up by the fire with a glass of wine on a cold winter night.

What are Queenanneboleyn.com’s suggestions for Anne Boleyn, Boleyn Family, and Henry VIII’s other wives themed books???? Here are our suggestions in no particular order:



My Hearty Commendations: The Transcribed Letters and Remembrances of Thomas Cromwell — Caroline Angus

Anna, Duchess of Cleves: The King’s ‘Beloved Sister” — Heather Darsie

The Six Wives of Henry VIII (Part One: His Wives) — Translated by Janet Wertman, from Les Six Mariages de Henry VIII by Jules D’Argis

The Fallen Angel (novel) — Tracy Borman



Dr. Sarah Morris wants to let you know that she has copies of all her books for sale this Christmas. Each one is personally signed by Sarah, with an inscription of your choice.
Signed books for sale are:
  • In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII – £16.99 (US $22.00); (EUR 19.00); (AUS $31.00)
  • In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn – £14.99 (US$ 20.00); (EUR 17.00); (AUS $27.00)
  • Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn – Volume I – £14 (US$18) (EUR 16.00) (AUS 25.00)
  • Le Temps Viendra: A Novel of Anne Boleyn – Volume II – £16 (US$21.00); (EUR 18.00 ); (AUS 29.00)


Please note that the above prices are subject to P&P (which outside the UK and Europe can be considerable!) If your currency is not listed here, here is a link to a currency converter.
Sarah has a limited number of copies available but if you’d love a copy for yourself, why not purchase a Christmas treat!
If you are interested, supplies are limited, so email Dr. Sarah Morris at sarah@thetudortravelguide.com.  Let her know which you are interested in and where you are in the world. She can email you back postal costs.


Je Anne Boleyn Series, Books One and Two — Sandra Vasoli 

Joanna Stafford (Three Book Series) — Nancy Bilyeau

Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession — Alison Weir

Raven’s Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn — Adrienne Dillard

I, Elizabeth — Rosalind Miles

Jane, the Quene (Book One of the Seymour Saga) — Janet Wertman

The Last Boleyn — Karen Harper (Mary Boleyn)

Virgin and the Crab — Robert Parry (Elizabeth I)


Video Credit: Orion Publishing Group



The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn — Eric Ives

God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England — Jessie Childs

Among the Wolves of Court, The Untold Story of Thomas and George Boleyn — Lauren Mackay

George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier, and Diplomat — Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway

Anne Boleyn: Adultery, Heresy, and Desire — Amy License

The Fall of Anne Boleyn, A Countdown — Claire Ridgway

In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn — Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger

Tudor, A Family Story — Leanda de Lisle

Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life — Diarmaid MacCulloch


Video Credit: David Coast 


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is the owner and administrator of QueenAnneBoleyn.com. Blogger of "The Tudor Thomases", Beth specializes in writing magazine articles, online historical articles, short stories, and flash fiction.