Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

| July 15, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

I’m kicking off our series about Anne Boleyn’s life with a look at her background and birth… Anne Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard, who had married in around 1499. Her mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and later, from 1514, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. The […]

The Second Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton

| July 23, 2013

The Second Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton

Following in from her recent article, “The First Anne Boleyn”, historian and author Elizabeth Norton has kindly written this article on Anne Hoo’s daughter, the second Anne Boleyn… I wrote an article recently on Anne Hoo Boleyn, the first recorded Anne Boleyn. Thanks to Anne Hoo’s importance in the family, her first name became a […]

The First Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton

| June 28, 2013

The First Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton

Thank you so much to author and historian Elizabeth Norton for writing this guest post for us… It is often assumed that Anne Boleyn was named after her great aunt, Anne St Leger, the sister of her grandmother, Margaret Butler. Anne was given an important Boleyn family name, however, and her great-grandmother, the earliest recorded […]

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

| June 27, 2013

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

Just a quick post to alert you to the fact that historian Elizabeth Norton has just published an interesting article on her blog about the link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket – see Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket. It is not something I have mentioned here on The Anne Boleyn Files, but […]

Anne Boleyn’s Paternal Ancestry: The Wives of the Boleyns by Beth Tashery Shannon

| February 22, 2013

Anne Boleyn’s Paternal Ancestry: The Wives of the Boleyns by Beth Tashery Shannon

Thank you so much to Beth Tashery Shannon for writing this article for The Anne Boleyn Files. I started corresponding with Beth when I was researching Anne Boleyn’s family tree and the roots of the Boleyns, and she was so helpful. Beth’s article follows on from my articles Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree and Boleyn Myth […]

Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree

| February 8, 2013

Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree

Genealogists, historians and researchers have been discussing Anne Boleyn’s roots for centuries and today there still does not seem to be a complete agreement over the origins of the Boleyns. I am no genealogy expert, but I’ve been researching the Boleyns for years now and this article is a presentation of my findings and a […]

Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and her cousin Agnes Tilney, their step-grandmother by Marilyn Roberts

| September 14, 2012

Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and her cousin Agnes Tilney, their step-grandmother by Marilyn Roberts

How very strange that the news item about the Tilney scroll has come up just as I am finishing a short article I thought Claire might be able to use sometime on Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of both Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. Thank you, Claire, for bringing this wonderful find to our attention. When The […]

Tilney Family Genealogical Scroll

| September 11, 2012

Tilney Family Genealogical Scroll

Thank you so much to Chris Wimsett for letting me know about this news report about an ancient scroll which charts seven centuries of Tilney (or Tylney) family history. This scroll, which is set to go on display in Tilney All Saints Church in Norfolk, records the Tilney family from 1097 to 1740 and was […]