19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

| July 19, 2015

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mary Stafford (née Boleyn), other married name Carey, in 1543. You can read more about Mary’s death and her inquisition post mortem in my article from last year – click here – and you can read more about Mary Boleyn herself in Sarah Bryson’s article over at […]

22 June 1528 – William Carey died of sweating sickness

| June 22, 2015

22 June 1528 – William Carey died of sweating sickness

On 22nd June 1528, William Carey, husband of Mary Boleyn and an Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII, died of sweating sickness. The 1528 outbreak hit London in May 1528, causing the court to be broken up and the king and queen to flee to Waltham Abbey. We know from the reports of […]

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 3 – The Face of Mary Boleyn

| April 15, 2015

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 3 – The Face of Mary Boleyn

I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Bryson to The Anne Boleyn Files on day 3 of her book tour for Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell. Today, Sarah shares her thoughts on Mary Boleyn’s appearance. To be in with a chance of winning a paperback copy of Sarah’s book on Mary Boleyn, all you need to do […]

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 2

| April 14, 2015

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 2

On the Tudor Trail’s Natalie Grueninger is hosting Sarah Bryson, author of Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell, today for a Q&A session. Natalie is travelling around Spain at the moment doing research on places connected to Catherine of Aragon, so is unable to do a giveaway on her blog. However, if you follow these steps […]

Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell Book Tour

| April 13, 2015

Sarah Bryson kicks off her blog/book tour for Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell with a guest article on the changing perceptions of Mary Boleyn over at Gareth Russell’s Confessions of a Ci-Devant blog.  It looks like a great tour.  Here is the tour schedule with links: 13 April – Gareth Russell’s Confessions of a Ci-Devant […]

New Mary Boleyn book out now!

| March 19, 2015

New Mary Boleyn book out now!

Congratulations to Sarah Bryson on the release of her first book Mary Boleyn in a Nutshell, a non-fiction book about the life of Mary Boleyn, sister of Queen Anne Boleyn. Many of you will know Sarah from her Facebook page Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History and blog, http://www.queentohistory.com/, and the articles she’s written here […]

4 February 1520 – The Marriage of Mary Boleyn and William Carey

| February 4, 2015

4 February 1520 – The Marriage of Mary Boleyn and William Carey

On Saturday 4 February 1520, Mary Boleyn married William Carey in Greenwich Palace’s Chapel Royal. Henry VIII attended the wedding, making an offering of 6s. 8d., which is recorded in the King’s Book of Payments 1520. Mary Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Henry VIII’s ambassador at the French court and a man on […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Final Day – Life in Exile

| January 25, 2015

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Final Day – Life in Exile

For the final day of the virtual book tour for her book Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey, Adrienne is visiting The Tudor Society with a guest article about what life in exile was like for people like Catherine Carey and her husband Francis Knollys in the reign of Mary I. Click here to […]