1st March 1522 – Anne Boleyn Plays Perseverance

| March 1, 2014

1st March 1522 – Anne Boleyn Plays Perseverance

On the evening of Shrove Tuesday, 1st March 1522, Anne Boleyn played the part of Perseverance at the pageant of “The Château Vert” at York Place, her first recorded public appearance at court since her return from France. Edward Hall records the pageant in his chronicle: “On shrouetewesdaie at night, thesaid Cardinall to the kyng […]

Margaret of Austria

| January 10, 2014

Margaret of Austria

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias, Duchess of Savoy and daughter of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy, on 10th January 1480. You may be wondering why I’m mentioning Margaret here on The Anne Boleyn Files. Well, while Margaret was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands the […]

13 October 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France

| October 13, 2013

13 October 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France

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, […]

Anne Boleyn’s Norfolk

| May 2, 2013

Anne Boleyn’s Norfolk

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.

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

| November 13, 2012

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

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 […]

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 […]

1st March 1522 – The Château Vert Pageant

| March 1, 2012

1st March 1522 – The Château Vert Pageant

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.

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Birth by Sarah Bryson

| January 27, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Birth by Sarah Bryson

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 […]