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Anne Boleyn, Nanny McPhee and Nicholas Sander

| March 5, 2013

Anne Boleyn, Nanny McPhee and Nicholas Sander

Thank you to Baroness, a regular commenter on The Anne Boleyn Files, for inspiring today’s post. I’ve been meaning to write another article on the myths surrounding Anne Boleyn’s appearance for some time so when I read Baroness’ words, “Henry fell in love with her because she was a stunning, smart women, not because she […]

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Podcast

| December 13, 2012

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Podcast

Thank you so much to Denise Hansen for letting me know about the wonderful podcast, “Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: clothing, courtship and consequences” by Professor Maria Hayward, the historian who compiled “The Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII”. Click here to listen to it or download it. There is a collection […]

The Reconstruction of The Moost Happi Medal by Lucy Churchill

| November 29, 2012

The Reconstruction of The Moost Happi Medal by Lucy Churchill

I’ve just listed Lucy Churchill’s amazing Anne Boleyn Moost Happi Medal on The Anne Boleyn Files shop, so I thought it would be good for Lucy to explain how this beautiful replica came to be made. Over to Lucy… The original Moost Happi medal is a single issue lead prototype of what is believed to […]

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

| February 22, 2012

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

As today is the anniversary of the death of miniaturist John Hoskins in 1665, I thought it was only right to share with you his beautiful miniature of Anne Boleyn. This miniature, although painted in the 17th century, is said to have been based on “an ancient original” and Anne Boleyn’s biographer, historian Eric Ives, […]

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

| December 15, 2011

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

Bendor Grosvenor, historian and art dealer, has just published an interesting article on his Art History News blog entitled Anne Boleyn regains her head in which he discusses research he and David Starkey carried out a few years ago on the Holbein drawing inscribed “Anna Bollein Queen”. He has actually reproduced the article he wrote […]

New YouTube Video on Anne Boleyn’s Appearance

| August 28, 2011

New YouTube Video on Anne Boleyn’s Appearance

Phew, what a whirlwind of a weekend so far! As well as being knee deep in records of monumental brasses – see yesterday’s post on “The Lost Boleyns”, I’ve also made a YouTube video on Anne Boleyn’s appearance and portraiture! I’d really welcome your feedback on this video as it’s my first video with me […]

Anne Boleyn Morphs into Elizabeth I

| September 28, 2010

I’ve just written a post over at The Elizabeth Files entitled “Is Anne Boleyn’s Portrait Actually Elizabeth I” regarding the similarities between the National Portrait Gallery portrait of Anne Boleyn and the Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger portrait of Elizabeth I in her old age. Obviously, we know that Elizabeth I had many of her mother’s […]

The Sexualization of Anne Boleyn

| August 25, 2010

The Sexualization of Anne Boleyn

sexualize, sexualise vb 1. to make or become sexual or sexually aware 2. to give or acquire sexual associations sexualization , sexualisation n1 This post has been inspired by my good friends at the History Police Facebook Group2 (thanks, Lauren!) and a discussion thread on that page regarding the sexualization of historical characters, characters such […]