21 August 1535 – King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn Visit Nicholas Poyntz

| August 21, 2014

21 August 1535 – King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn Visit Nicholas Poyntz

As part of their summer progress to the south-west of England, on 21st August 1535 King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn visited courtier Nicholas Poyntz at his home, Acton Court, in south Gloucestershire.The progress also included a stay with the Walsh Family at Little Sodbury Manor on 23rd August. This royal progress was not […]

20 July 1524 – Death of Queen Claude of France

| July 20, 2014

20 July 1524 – Death of Queen Claude of France

On this day in history, 20th July 1524, Queen Claude of France, consort of Francis I, died at the age of just twenty-four. She died at Blois and was temporarily laid to rest in the chapel there, but then moved to the royal abbey of St Denis just outside Paris in 1527. Brantôme declared that […]

Tudor Calendar Photography Competition 2014 Results

| July 4, 2014

Tudor Calendar Photography Competition 2014 Results

Our judges have finally picked the winners of our Tudor Calendar Photography Competition 2014. We received 135 entries in total so it was hard work for the judges, but they managed to whittle the entries down to 62 after the first round of judging and then a final shortlist of 16. There were persuasive arguments […]

Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn – Guest Post by Katherine Longhi

| June 11, 2014

Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn – Guest Post by Katherine Longhi

Katherine Longhi is the author of Hever Castle and Anne Boleyn, a tour guide of Hever Castle with a focus on Anne’s life and legacy. Here’s a blog post that she’s written for us sharing her favourite rooms in Hever Castle. If you like this post, there’s even the chance to purchase the book at […]

Top 3 Places to Stay Where Anne Boleyn Stayed

| March 11, 2014

Top 3 Places to Stay Where Anne Boleyn Stayed

It’s wonderful to visit historic places linked to Anne Boleyn, but I know from experience that there’s nothing quite like actually staying in one and it is possible to do. Here are my top three picks for accommodation linked to Anne Boleyn. Have you stayed in one? Do share your experience in the comments section […]

Margaret of Austria

| January 10, 2014

Margaret of Austria

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias, Duchess of Savoy and daughter of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy, on 10th January 1480. You may be wondering why I’m mentioning Margaret here on The Anne Boleyn Files. Well, while Margaret was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands the […]

Researching “In The Footsteps of Anne Boleyn” – Guest Post by Natalie Grueninger and Sarah Morris

| December 2, 2013

Researching “In The Footsteps of Anne Boleyn” – Guest Post by Natalie Grueninger and Sarah Morris

Today’s guest post is by Natalie Grueninger and Sarah Morris, authors of “In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn”, and is part of their book tour. Welcome Natalie and Sarah! Amberley Publishing have kindly offered Anne Boleyn Files visitors 2 copies of the book. To be in with a chance of winning one of them, all […]

My Visit to the Tower of London on 19 May 2013

| May 22, 2013

My Visit to the Tower of London on 19 May 2013

The Tower of London is a wonderful place to visit at any time of year, being jam-packed with history and historical artefacts, but there’s nothing quite like visiting it on 19th May, the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution, and I was lucky to be able to go this year with Tim and our children. We […]