Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford – Adrienne Dillard

| May 19, 2016

Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford – Adrienne Dillard

In this video, Adrienne Dillard, author of Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey and Catherine Carey in a Nutshell talks about Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, wife of George Boleyn and sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn. Along with Adrienne’s wonderful video, you’ll also get a sneak peek at her work in progress, a novel focusing […]

4 May 1536 – Jane Boleyn sends a message of comfort to her husband

| May 4, 2016

4 May 1536 – Jane Boleyn sends a message of comfort to her husband

Around 4th May 1536, in his daily report to Thomas Cromwell, Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, wrote of Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, sending a message to her husband, George, who was imprisoned in the Tower. Kingston’s letters to Cromwell were damaged in a fire in 1731 at Ashburnam House, but they […]

4 March 1522 – Anne Boleyn and the Chateau Vert Pageant

| March 4, 2016

4 March 1522 – Anne Boleyn and the Chateau Vert Pageant

On Shrove Tuesday 1522, 4th March, Anne Boleyn took part in the pageant of “The Château Vert” at York Place, a property owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. This was her first recorded public appearance at court since her return from France in late 1521. The pageant was part of the Shrovetide celebrations which began on […]

Ashes to Ashes by Danielle Marchant

| February 13, 2016

Ashes to Ashes by Danielle Marchant

Thank you to author and “Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford” Facebook page owner Danielle Marchant for sharing this guest article with us today, the anniversary of the executions of Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn. Over to Danielle… January and February are usually not the best times of the year and this year has already been exceptionally […]

10 February 1542 – Queen Catherine Howard is moved from Syon to the Tower

| February 10, 2016

10 February 1542 – Queen Catherine Howard is moved from Syon to the Tower

On 10th February 1542, Queen Catherine Howard was taken from Syon House, where she’d been kept since November 1541, to the Tower of London in preparation for her execution. Lady Rochford (Jane Boleyn), who was accused of helping her with Catherine’s treachery, had been taken to the Tower the previous night, having been nursed back […]

4 May 1536 – Jane Boleyn’s promise to George Boleyn

| May 4, 2015

4 May 1536 – Jane Boleyn’s promise to George Boleyn

Sometime around 4th May 1536, two days after his arrest, George Boleyn’s wife, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, sent him a message of comfort by Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London. There is no record of what she wrote but Kingston reported that Jane had promised to “humbly [make] suit unto the king’s […]

George Boleyn and Jane Parker

| March 28, 2014

Part 3 of our video series on George Boleyn answers the question “Was George forced into marrying Jane Parker?” and other questions on their marriage.

13 February 1542 – Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn, What they Did and Didn’t Say

| February 13, 2014

13 February 1542 – Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn, What they Did and Didn’t Say

Today marks the anniversary of the executions of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, one of Catherine’s ladies. The two women had been found guilty of treason by bill of attainder, Catherine for not having a “pure and honest living before her marriage” and wanting “to return to her […]