Claire Ridgway

Claire Ridgway runs the most popular Anne Boleyn website from her home in Andalusia, Spain.

The site gets over 20,000 hits a month from fans across the world and we went to meet Claire to talk about why she started the site. Claire told us that it was a dream which fired up her interest in Anne.

As you’ll have read in the previous posts historians such as Alison Weir are concerned by these fansites because they may damage Anne’s historical legacy.

As Alison pointed out, film is a powerful medium and it could give young fans an impression of a historical figure that isn’t necessarily accurate.

When I asked Claire whether she thought her site was putting Anne on a pedestal this was her response.

Many thanks to Claire, Tim and the Ridgway family.


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