The Real Wolf Hall – Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

| May 27, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

A big thank you to Olga Hughes, editor of Nerdalicious and regular contributor to Tudor Life magazine, for writing this wonderful article on Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn. There is something distinctly discomfiting about Henry VIII’s judicial murder of his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. It is not only the terrible tragedy that befell her at […]

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: Richard Cromwell

| May 22, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: Richard Cromwell

In today’s post, Teri Fitzgerald continues her examination of the family of Thomas Cromwell, the protagonist of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, by looking at Cromwell’s nephew Richard Cromwell. Thank you to Teri for a wonderful series of articles, I know I’m enjoying them. Richard Williams alias Cromwell, was born around […]

Mysticism and Medicine in Tudor England and Book Giveaway

| May 20, 2015

Mysticism and Medicine in Tudor England and Book Giveaway

As part of the blog/book tour for her latest novel Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn, Hunter is here again on The Anne Boleyn Files to share a guest article with us – welcome Hunter! MadeGlobal Publishing is also offering one lucky Anne Boleyn Files follower the chance to win a copy of Hunter’s […]

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn out today on Kindle and in paperback

| May 19, 2015

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn out today on Kindle and in paperback

Hunter S. Jones’ wonderful book Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn is out today in kindle and paperback formats. Here is the blurb: The last hour of Anne Boleyn’s life… Court intrigue, revenge and all the secrets of the last hour are revealed as one queen falls and another rises to take her place […]

Tudor Medicine and Magic by Hunter S. Jones

| May 13, 2015

Tudor Medicine and Magic by Hunter S. Jones

A big welcome to Hunter S. Jones who is celebrating the forthcoming launch of her novel Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by visiting is today with a guest article on Tudor medicine and magic. Over to Hunter… The medical arts were vastly different in the Tudor era than they are today. There was […]

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Hunter S. Jones

| May 7, 2015

Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn by Hunter S. Jones

Hunter S. Jones’s book Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn is now available for pre-order on Kindle with a release date of 19th May 2015, the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution. The paperback will be available on 19th May. I read an advanced copy of it and loved it. I described it as “compelling, […]

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: The Family Man

| May 4, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – The Cromwell Family in Wolf Hall: The Family Man

Our ‘Real Wolf Hall’ series of articles continues today with a wonderful article on Thomas Cromwell the family man by Teri Fitzgerald – thank you Teri! “Judging by the reactions to the BBC’s six-part adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’, the contest over the legacies of More and Cromwell is […]

The Real Wolf Hall – Who was Thomas More?

| April 27, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – Who was Thomas More?

Today, Beth von Staats, author of Thomas Cranmer: In a Nutshell and creator of QueenAnneBoleyn.com, shares with us a biography of Thomas More. And it was precisely in defence of the rights of conscience that the example of Thomas More shone brightly. It can be said that he demonstrated in a singular way the value […]