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 […]

The Marriage of George and Jane Boleyn by Clare Cherry

| April 19, 2012

The Marriage of George and Jane Boleyn by Clare Cherry

Numerous myths and falsehoods plague the memories of Anne and George Boleyn. But there are three specific ones relating to George:- That he and Anne actually committed the incest they were accused of. This suggestion was largely put to bed (pardon the pun) until the publication of ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, in which it was […]

Jane Boleyn – History’s Scapegoat

| February 13, 2012

Jane Boleyn – History’s Scapegoat

Today Tudor history lovers everywhere will be remembering the tragic end of Queen Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was executed on this day in 1542. Many will not remember that Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, was also executed and some will agree with the sentiments of one tumblr “confession” which said “Jane […]

Katherine Howard’s Execution: The Tragic End of a Young Life

| February 13, 2012

Katherine Howard’s Execution: The Tragic End of a Young Life

Today’s post comes from historian Marilyn Roberts, author of “The Mowbray Legacy” and the forthcoming “Norfolk House”. You may remember her articles on the Howards from December. Thank you, Marilyn! There has been a quiet spell, of sorts, since 22nd December 1541 when we left prominent members of the Howard family incarcerated in the Tower. […]

The Infamous Lady Rochford – A Tudor Spoof

| October 28, 2011

The Infamous Lady Rochford – A Tudor Spoof

Our anonymous Tudor spoof writer is back with a vengeance, being inspired by how the likes of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir see Lady Jane Rochford, wife of George Boleyn – enjoy! Jane Rochford had already popped back to court since 1536, that time to see if she could successfully murder Jane Seymour and make […]

The Real Boleyns Part 1 Webinar – Thursday 22nd September

| September 16, 2011

The Real Boleyns Part 1 Webinar – Thursday 22nd September

Just a quick reminder about a webinar I will be doing next Thursday, the 22nd September. This is the first in a series of webinars I will be doing for Anne Boleyn Fellowship members and Part 1 is on George and Jane Boleyn, examining who they really were in contrast to the way they are […]