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 Portrait Charity Auction

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn Portrait Charity Auction

A beautiful pointillist portrait of Anne Boleyn, based on the Hever rose portrait of her, was specially commissioned off artist Gary Ransom for Anne Boleyn Day 2016, The portrait measures 25cm x 33.5cm and has an estimated 100,000 dots. It took about 30 hours to complete. Gary explains the technique: “The technique is actually quite […]

Lady Bergavenny turns into Anne Boleyn?

| April 14, 2016

Lady Bergavenny turns into Anne Boleyn?

On Sunday 10th April 2016 Anne Boleyn hit the news with articles in the Sunday Times and Mail Online claiming that a copy of a lost portrait of Anne Boleyn had been found by Alison Weir.1 Now, this wasn’t news to everyone as Weir had shared her eBay find on her Facebook page and that […]

Update on Nidd Hall Portrait and 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal – The Press articles are not correct

| February 17, 2015

Update on Nidd Hall Portrait and 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal – The Press articles are not correct

I contacted the University of California yesterday regarding the news reports about how a facial recognition program had matched the 1534 Moost Happi Medal and the Nidd Hall portrait, and was very surprised to get an email back from Professor Conrad Rudolph of the Department of the History of Art, project director of FACES, who […]

The Nidd Hall Portrait matches the 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal

| February 16, 2015

The Nidd Hall Portrait matches the 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal

It has always been frustrating to me that the only contemporary likeness we have on Anne Boleyn is the Moost Happi medal which was struck in 1534 and which is now housed at the British Museum. There is controversy over all the other images said to be of Anne because they are all so different […]

The Carthusian Monastery of Granada – La Cartuja de Granada

| May 6, 2013

The Carthusian Monastery of Granada – La Cartuja de Granada

I spent Friday in the beautiful Spanish city of Granada. As I live quite near it, I’ve been many times but I had never visited La Cartuja (the Carthusian Monastery) or La Capilla Real (the Royal Chapel) so that was my mission. El Monasterio de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, now known simply as La […]

The Mystery of the Chequers Ring – Article and Giveaway by Sandra Byrd

| April 15, 2013

The Mystery of the Chequers Ring – Article and Giveaway by Sandra Byrd

Today I welcome historical fiction author Sandra Byrd to The Anne Boleyn Files. Sandra has just released the third book in her Ladies in Waiting series, Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I and to celebrate the book’s launch she has written this special article for us and is giving away a copy of […]

11 April 1533 – Royal Honours Given to Anne Boleyn

| April 11, 2013

11 April 1533 – Royal Honours Given to Anne Boleyn

On 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his Royal Council that Anne Boleyn was now his wife and that they must accord her with royal honours. Two days earlier, Henry had sent a delegation of his councillors, led by the Duke of Norfolk, to Catherine of Aragon to inform her that her […]