Posted By Claire on March 7, 2014
The winning photo from our last photographic competition – Leeds Castle by Darren Wilkins
Calling all photographers! We need you!
Later this year, we will be producing our 2015 Anne Boleyn Files calendar and we have decided to make it a photographic one, rather than one featuring portraits and engravings. Each month will feature a photograph with a Tudor theme and this is where you come in, you can be a part of our calendar!
Do you fancy your photo being on a calendar on people’s walls around the world? Then enter our competition!
Calendar Competition Rules and Information
- The subject of your photo must have a Tudor theme – It can be of a Tudor building or attraction, it could be of a re-enactment such as a joust, it could be taken at a Renaissance faire… Anything that has a Tudor theme.
- You can submit up to 3 photos.
- Photos can be in colour or black and white.
- Permission needs to be obtained from everybody featured in the photo.
- The competition is open to entrants from all over the world.
Posted By Claire on March 7, 2014
On 7th March 1530 Pope Clement VII issued a bull threatening Henry VIII with excommunication if he proceeded to marry again.
The Pope had been informed by Queen Catherine of Aragon that her husband had “boasted” that he would take a second wife “notwithstanding the inhibition and mandate against him”, so the Pope was acting against this rebellious king.
You can read more about this in my article from last year – click here.
Today we have a guest post from historical novelist Anne Clinard Barnhill, whose novel “Queen Elizabeth’s Daughter: A Novel of Elizabeth I” will be released on 18th March. When I began writing my first novel, AT THE MERCY OF THE QUEEN, I’d done tons of research about my ancestors, the Sheltons. As a matter of […]
On this day in 1526, Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, courtier and administrator, was born. He was the only son of William Carey, courtier and favourite of Henry VIII, and his wife, Mary (née Boleyn). There is controversy over his paternity due to Mary Boleyn having a sexual relationship with Henry VIII at some point, […]
In Letters and Papers for 3rd March 1536 is the following record: “List of grants by the King to Thos. Boleyn, earl of Wiltshire, and Geo. Boleyn, lord Rochford, from 29 April 14 Hen. VIII. to 3 March 27 Hen. VIII.” As Julia Fox says, in her book on Jane Boleyn, this inventory “suggests that […]
On the evening of Shrove Tuesday, 1st March 1522, Anne Boleyn played the part of Perseverance at the pageant of “The Château Vert” at York Place, her first recorded public appearance at court since her return from France. Edward Hall records the pageant in his chronicle: “On shrouetewesdaie at night, thesaid Cardinall to the kyng […]
I made notes from last night’s programme for those of you who were unable to watch it. Apologies if I’ve missed anything out but I have no way of pausing it so had to scribble rather quickly! The programme opened by taking the viewer back to 31st May 1533. Suzannah Lipscomb explained that Henry was […]
Thank you so much to author and historian Elizabeth Norton for writing this guest post on Margaret Skipwith. Over to Elizabeth… Henry VIII’s love life was notoriously complicated although, unlike most of his royal contemporaries, he tended to marry women who would otherwise have been only his mistresses. The death of Jane Seymour in October […]