Did Mark Smeaton father Anne Boleyn’s baby?

| November 11, 2016

Yes, that is the question that I find myself answering today. I’ve never actually had someone ask me that or even argue about it with me, but while I was researching Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s 1535 royal progress I came across an article that put forward the theory that Mark Smeaton fathered the baby […]

Correcting the myths

| August 11, 2016

Correcting the myths

Last week, I published a guest article, Fact, by Clare Cherry in which she talked about the problem of assumptions and theories becoming taken as fact. The article received lots of comments and I also received a fair few emails about it. One Anne Boleyn Files follower asked me “but why are these “notions” not […]

Fact? by Clare Cherry

| August 3, 2016

Fact? by Clare Cherry

Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat, discusses the problem of assumptions and theories becoming taken as fact. There are many ‘known’ ‘facts’ which aren’t actually facts at all. A lot of what we think we know comes from urban myth, old wives tales, mistake, assumption, exaggeration, etc. etc. There are […]

Anne Boleyn – No innocent victim, apparently

| July 27, 2016

Anne Boleyn – No innocent victim, apparently

Warning: emotive post and mini rant! Feel free to ignore if it’s not your cup of tea. With running an Anne Boleyn blog, having made videos about her and having written books on her, I come across the following views on a fairly regular basis: Anne was no innocent victim She knew exactly what she […]

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

| June 7, 2016

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

I’m not sure how it started, but a photo of a wax model of Queen Anne Boleyn keeps being shared in social media as a facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn, done from her skull. I keep commenting to correct this, but it doesn’t seem to change anything, so I thought I’d write this post. Please […]

In defence of the second wife by Clare Cherry

| May 23, 2016

In defence of the second wife by Clare Cherry

Thank you to Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat, for sharing her thoughts on Anne Boleyn’s position as “the other woman” and second wife. Divorce is highly distressing and stressful, especially when there is a third party involved. Sometimes couples come to the mutual decision that their marriage is at […]

Anne Boleyn’s portrayal in the media – James Peacock

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s portrayal in the media – James Peacock

Many of you will know James Peacock from the Anne Boleyn Society Facebook page and he’s joined the MadeGlobal Anne Boleyn Day 2016 to talk about Anne Boleyn’s portrayal in the media. Head on over to https://www.madeglobal.com/3238/james-peacock-anne-boleyns-portrayal-media/ to enter the giveaway for an Anne Boleyn magnet set – good luck!

Anne Boleyn and fiction writers with Wendy J Dunn

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn and fiction writers with Wendy J Dunn

In this special Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video, historical novelist Wendy J Dunn talks about how Anne Boleyn’s story has been rewritten by fiction writers. Head on over to www.madeglobal.com/3230/wendy-dunn-anne-boleyn-fiction/ to enter the giveaway for a Henry VIII and his Six Wives Drink Charms Set. Good luck! Wendy is the author of The Light in […]