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Lots of you have been asking about when it’s coming out at the cinema or on DVD. Well, Jan explained to me that the film will be doing the festival circuit initially, but he is hoping that this short film will be the first episode in a series for online download or TV. I hope so, don’t you?
Thank you so much to David Skinner of Alamire for contacting me via Facebook about this new video on Anne Boleyn’s Songbook, which includes David discussing the songbook and sharing images from it, as well as performances from Alamire – enjoy!
Recently, I asked my Facebook followers what aspects of Anne Boleyn’s life they’d like me to write more about on The Anne Boleyn Files, and one that was mentioned by quite a few people was Anne’s relationship with her sister Mary. People are, understandably, intrigued by these two sisters, particularly as there have been very […]
On this day in history, 29th September 1528, the papal legate, Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio, landed at Dover on the Kent coast. He had been made papal legate in June 1528 in preparation for hearing the case for the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon at a special legatine court. Click […]
Thank you to Jane Moulder, the Tudor Society’s music expert and a member of the Renaissance music group Piva, for letting me know about this beautiful performance of “O death, rock me asleep”, a lament which some say that Anne Boleyn wrote while she was in the Tower of London. There is, however, as historian […]
The October edition of Tudor Life magazine is out now! It’s a huge 84-page edition with a special section on the Reformation. Articles this month include: The “Commoners” of the English Reformation by Beth von Staats The choices Catholics faced in Tudor England by Stephanie A. Mann Psalmody in Tudor England by Jane Moulder Henrietta […]
On 24th September 1486, four days after his birth, Arthur, Prince of Wales and son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, was christened at a lavish ceremony at Winchester Cathedral. During Elizabeth of York’s pregnancy, Arthur’s grandmother, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, had written a set of ordinances for the birth of […]
Happy 500th Birthday to Anne of Cleves! On 22nd September 1515, Anne of Cleves, or Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg as she was actually known in her home country, was born near Düsseldorf. Anne was the daughter of John III, Duke of Jülich, Cleves and Berg, an important German ruler, and his wife Maria of Jülich-Berg. Anne […]