Writing about Anne Boleyn’s final years (plus a giveaway!) – Sandra Vasoli

| September 7, 2016

Writing about Anne Boleyn’s final years (plus a giveaway!) – Sandra Vasoli

I am honoured to welcome historical novelist and my good friend Sandra Vasoli to the Anne Boleyn Files today on day 3 of the book tour for Truth Endures, her second ‘Je Anne Boleyn’ novel. MadeGlobal Publishing is offering a paperback set of Je Anne Boleyn books (Struck with the Dart of Love and Truth […]

1 September 1532 – A big day for Anne Boleyn

| September 1, 2016

1 September 1532 – A big day for Anne Boleyn

Sunday 1st September 1532 was a big day for Anne Boleyn, in fact, it was a huge day for her. In a ceremony at Windsor Castle, Anne Boleyn, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde, was created Marquis of Pembroke. Letters and Papers gives some details of the ceremony: “Creacion of lady Anne, […]

August 1535 – Sir Nicholas Poyntz plays host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| August 21, 2016

August 1535 – Sir Nicholas Poyntz plays host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 21 August 1535*, King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, were scheduled to visit Sir Nicholas Poyntz (c.1510 – 1556) at his home, Acton Court, in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, as part of their progress to the south-west. This progress was an opportunity for the couple to promote the Reformation and […]

Anne Boleyn – No innocent victim, apparently

| July 27, 2016

Anne Boleyn – No innocent victim, apparently

Warning: emotive post and mini rant! Feel free to ignore if it’s not your cup of tea. With running an Anne Boleyn blog, having made videos about her and having written books on her, I come across the following views on a fairly regular basis: Anne was no innocent victim She knew exactly what she […]

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

| June 7, 2016

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

I’m not sure how it started, but a photo of a wax model of Queen Anne Boleyn keeps being shared in social media as a facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn, done from her skull. I keep commenting to correct this, but it doesn’t seem to change anything, so I thought I’d write this post. Please […]

In defence of the second wife by Clare Cherry

| May 23, 2016

In defence of the second wife by Clare Cherry

Thank you to Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat, for sharing her thoughts on Anne Boleyn’s position as “the other woman” and second wife. Divorce is highly distressing and stressful, especially when there is a third party involved. Sometimes couples come to the mutual decision that their marriage is at […]

23 May 1533 – The official end of Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon

| May 23, 2016

23 May 1533 – The official end of Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon

I always find it odd at this time of year that I spend three weeks counting down to Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536 and then suddenly have to shift gear and go back to the events surrounding her coronation in 1533! What very different years and only three years apart. On 23rd May 1533, Archbishop […]

Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with the Boleyn Family

| May 19, 2016

Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with the Boleyn Family

In this special Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video, Beth von Staats, author of Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell talks to us about Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with Anne Boleyn and her family. Head over to https://www.madeglobal.com/3267/beth-von-staats-cranmers-relationship-boleyn-family/ to enter the giveaway for your choice of book from MadeGlobal Publishing’s ‘in a nutshell’ series.