Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir – Book Review

| October 13, 2011

Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir – Book Review

I’ve been holding off writing a review of Alison Weir’s new book, “Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore” or “Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings”, because I didn’t want to come across as “bashing” someone who is a respected author and historian, and a lady I really like on a personal level. However, I’ve […]

October’s Webinar – The Real Boleyns Part 2: Mary Boleyn

| September 24, 2011

October’s Webinar – The Real Boleyns Part 2: Mary Boleyn

As you will know, on Thursday I held the very first Anne Boleyn Fellowship webinar. This webinar was the first in a series on the REAL Boleyns, examining George and Jane Boleyn and the myths that surround them versus the evidence from the primary sources. I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar and have had some wonderful […]

The Mystery of Mary Boleyn – Guest Post by Sarah Bryson

| September 2, 2011

The Mystery of Mary Boleyn – Guest Post by Sarah Bryson

Today we have a guest post from Sarah Bryson, owner of the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History blog. Thanks, Sarah! The Mystery of Mary Boleyn Mary Boleyn was the oldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard and sister to Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII. There is some debate over when […]

17 May 1536 – Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn is Annulled

| May 17, 2011

17 May 1536 – Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn is Annulled

We have just heard the news that Archbishop Thomas Cranmer called together a special court at Lambeth Palace this morning and announced, in the presence of Sir Thomas Audley, the Duke of Suffolk, the Earl of Oxford and “others”1, that the marriage between King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was null and void. The King […]

Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Children

| March 18, 2011

Henry VIII’s Illegitimate Children

I’ve just written an article over at The Elizabeth Files about Elizabeth’s possible illegitimate siblings. Henry VIII recognised one illegitimate child as his – Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond – but were there others he did not formally recognise? In my article, I discuss Henry Fitzroy, Catherine and Henry Carey, John Perrot, Thomas Stukeley and […]

Prince William and Kate Middleton to Marry in 2011

| November 16, 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton to Marry in 2011

Breaking news – It has just been announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry in 2011. The statement from Clarence House read:- “The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. […]

Anne Boleyn and The Other Boleyn Girl

| September 22, 2010

Anne Boleyn and The Other Boleyn Girl

My inspiration for this article comes from a discussion we’ve been having on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page, regarding the inaccuracies of the movie and novel “The Other Boleyn Girl”, and from the many emails I receive asking me my thoughts on Philippa Gregory’s portrayal of Anne Boleyn. What concerns me about the emails […]

Mary Boleyn Part Three – 1526 – 1543

| August 6, 2010

Mary Boleyn Part Three – 1526 – 1543

Today we conclude our series on the Boleyn family and our three part series on Mary Boleyn, the other Boleyn girl. Please make sure that you read parts one and two first. A New Flame At the Shrove Tuesday joust in 1526, King Henry VIII rode out wearing gold and silver cloth which was embroidered […]