Claire | October 13, 2013
On 13th October 1499, Claude of France, wife of Francis I, was born in Romorantin-Lanthenay. She was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. Salic law prevented Claude from acceding to the throne of France on the death of her father in January 1515, but her husband and cousin, Francis, […]
Claire | May 2, 2013
Just a quick post to alert you to an article that historian Elizabeth Norton has written for Suffolk Norfolk Life Magazine on “Anne Boleyn’s Norfolk”. The article can be read online click here. It’s on pages 54 and 55.
Claire | November 13, 2012
Since a new book by Sylwia Zupanec1 is claiming that there is new evidence to prove that “Anne Boleyn simply could not have had served Margaret of Austria [or] the Queen Claude”, and I’ve been asked my thoughts on it, I wanted to share why I believe that Anne did serve them and what evidence […]
Claire | October 9, 2012
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 […]
Claire | March 1, 2012
On this day in history, on the evening of 1st March 1522 (Shrove Tuesday), Anne Boleyn played the part of Perseverance in the Château Vert pageant. You can read all about this pageant in my article “The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Six – The Château Vert Pageant” – it sounds an amazing spectacle.
Claire | January 27, 2012
Today we have a guest post, the first in a series, on Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary. Thank you so much to Sarah Bryson for writing this series for us! Mary Boleyn: The Unknown Sister – Part One: Birth Over the next few weeks/months I will be looking at Mary Boleyn’s life and trying to explore […]
Claire | January 10, 2012
On this day in history, 10th January 1480, Margaret of Austria (Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy) was born to her parents Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy. Margaret was their second child and was named after her maternal stepgrandmother, Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy and third wife of Charles the Bold […]
Claire | December 21, 2011
On this day in history, 21st December 1549, Marguerite of Navarre (also known as Margaret of Navarre, Marguerite of Angoulême and Marguerite de France) died in Odos in France at the age of 57. Marguerite was the daughter of Charles de Valois-Orléans, Comte d’Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy, and the sister of King Francis I […]