Meet The Team

Tom Hudson, historian and tour guide.

Tom Hudson

With more than a decade's worth of experience in the heritage industry, Tom now works as a self-employed tour guide, actor and historian.

When not working, he is very much a family man and a history geek visiting places of historic interest, conducting independent research and writing.

He has a history degree from Kingston University and a postgraduate certificate in architectural history from the University of Oxford.

From producing detailed social and architectural histories of buildings to commentating jousting and teaching archery across Kent and Sussex, Tom now lives in the north west though his work still takes him all over the UK.


Mike Farley Henry VIII professional impersoator, actor

Mike Farley

Mike Farley was born in Chelmsford, Essex in 1967 and raised in the village of Mountnessing. His historical interests were stirred from an early age by his parents and nurtured at school.
His working career has taken in stints as a professional actor and comedian appearing at some of London’s most prestigious theatres and clubs, as well as a number of appearances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (1987-89). Mike was also lucky enough to work at various times with such luminaries as Richard O’Brien, Judie Tzuke, Tony Robinson, Cherie Lunghi, Jeremy Swift from Ted Lasso, as well as the late lamented legend, Ed Bishop!
Since becoming a full-time professional Henry the VIII in June 2004, Mike has appeared on numerous TV shows including BBC 1’s ‘Children in Need’, ‘The One Show’ and “Have I Got News For You”, to name but a few.

Jess Faulkner Tudor historian.

Jessica Faulkner

Jessica is a Tudor historian focusing primarily on the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII. She has been researching into immense detail the life of Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn.

In 2023, Jess launched her podcast, the Tudor Herstory, focusing on the lives of women in the Tudor period. Jess is best known as Unholytudor which she has been posting under for eight years.

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