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.

Why Americans are obsessed by Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2016

Why Americans are obsessed by Anne Boleyn

Beth von Staats, author of Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell and owner and administrator of Queen Anne Boleyn Historical Writers website,

“A great concert of recorders” – Music Anne may have known

| May 19, 2016

“A great concert of recorders” – Music Anne may have known

Renaissance music expert and musician Jane Moulder has done this wonderful video in which she discusses two pieces of music from Anne Boleyn’s lifetime and then performs them with her group, PIVA. Head on over to www.madeglobal.com/3251/jane-moulder-great-concert-recorders/ to enter the giveaway for a CD of Heigh Ho Holiday by PIVA, which is a wonderful collection […]

Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Video by Melanie V Taylor

| May 19, 2016

Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Video by Melanie V Taylor

In this video, Melanie V. Taylor, art historian and author of the historical novel Truth of the Linediscusses Anne Boleyn portraiture and places where we can ‘see’ Anne Boleyn. Head on over to www.madeglobal.com/3243/melanie-v-taylor-can-see-anne-boleyn/ to enter a giveaway for a copy of Melanie’s novel, which is set in the reign of Elizabeth I and has […]

Anne Boleyn’s portrayal in the media – James Peacock

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s portrayal in the media – James Peacock

Many of you will know James Peacock from the Anne Boleyn Society Facebook page and he’s joined the MadeGlobal Anne Boleyn Day 2016 to talk about Anne Boleyn’s portrayal in the media. Head on over to https://www.madeglobal.com/3238/james-peacock-anne-boleyns-portrayal-media/ to enter the giveaway for an Anne Boleyn magnet set – good luck!