Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

| July 15, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

I’m kicking off our series about Anne Boleyn’s life with a look at her background and birth… Anne Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard, who had married in around 1499. Her mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and later, from 1514, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. The […]

New Series of Anne Boleyn Posts

| July 14, 2014

New Series of Anne Boleyn Posts

Recently I’ve written lots of articles on Tudor events, Henry VIII and his wives, and various Tudor personalities, but as this site is called The Anne Boleyn Files I thought it was time to get back to Anne Boleyn. Obviously, I’ve written lots on Anne before, both on here and in my books, but it’s […]

11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null

| July 11, 2014

11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null

On 11th July 1533, just over a month after Anne Boleyn’s coronation, Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, as was the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not abandon the pregnant Anne and return to Catherine. The […]

Mary Boleyn: A Reassessment by Conor Byrne

| June 26, 2014

Mary Boleyn: A Reassessment by Conor Byrne

Today we have a guest post from Conor Byrne, history student, historical blogger and author of an upcoming biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife. Here, Conor takes a look at Mary Boleyn… Few Tudor women have been as misrepresented and fictionalised as Mary Boleyn, sister of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne. Few had […]

Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn by Sandra Vasoli

| June 13, 2014

Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn by Sandra Vasoli

Today we have a guest article from author Sandra Vasoli. I’ve known Sandi for a few years through The Anne Boleyn Files and I’m delighted to welcome her here to tell us all about her experience seeing Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn. When Sandi told me about the letter Henry wrote to Anne […]

Sweating Sickness or the English Sweat

| May 16, 2014

Sweating sickness first reared its ugly head in England in summer 1485 and there were four further outbreaks – in 1508, 1517, 1528 and 1551 – before it completely disappeared in England, never to be seen in that land again. Anne Boleyn, Thomas Boleyn and George Boleyn caught it in summer 1528 and survived, but […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown Audio Book Now Available – At $5 Too!

| May 13, 2014

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown Audio Book Now Available – At $5 Too!

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks recording the audio book version of my best-selling book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown. It should be available on Audible.com, Amazon and iTunes in about 4 weeks, but I didn’t want you to have to wait that long so we’ve listed it for sale on MadeGlobal.com, […]

Anne Boleyn B Necklace Discounts May 2014

| May 6, 2014

Anne Boleyn B Necklace Discounts May 2014

To commemorate the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution on 19th May, we are offering discounts on our Anne Boleyn A and B Necklace ranges from now until the end of May. The standard faux pearl B and A necklaces are now $55 (instead of $60), the luxury freshwater editions are $75 (instead of $80), the […]