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 […]

Attici Amoris Ergo – Is this a portrait of Arthur Dudley? by Melanie Taylor

| March 11, 2013

Attici Amoris Ergo – Is this a portrait of Arthur Dudley? by Melanie Taylor

Today we have a guest article from author Melanie Tayor. Melanie is an art historian and novelist whose first novel, The Truth of the Line, is based on research she did into the life of miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard and images from the Ps of the Coram Rege rolls between 1553 and 1565. The miniature portrait of […]

Tudor Miniatures by Roland Hui

| January 4, 2013

Tudor Miniatures by Roland Hui

I am very excited to be listing Roland Hui’s beautiful hand-painted miniatures for sale here at The Anne Boleyn Files. You may remember me mentioning Roland before, in articles about Tudor portraiture, because he has done extensive research on Tudor portraits and has some very interesting ideas on Anne Boleyn’s portraiture and two miniatures which […]

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 […]

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

| October 9, 2012

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

On 9th October 1514, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. You can read the details of the wedding and Mary’s appearance in my post Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France but I wanted to share with you Tim’s photo of […]

The Restored Henry VIII Mural

| July 14, 2012

The Restored Henry VIII Mural

Rhodri Powell, owner of the house in Milverton, Somerset, where the beautiful 16th century mural of Henry VIII was discovered early last year, has just emailed me to tell me that the restoration work carried out by Anne Ballantyne has been completed. He also kindly set me photos. Thank you so much, Rhodri, for sharing […]