Lady Bergavenny turns into Anne Boleyn?

| April 14, 2016

Lady Bergavenny turns into Anne Boleyn?

On Sunday 10th April 2016 Anne Boleyn hit the news with articles in the Sunday Times and Mail Online claiming that a copy of a lost portrait of Anne Boleyn had been found by Alison Weir.1 Now, this wasn’t news to everyone as Weir had shared her eBay find on her Facebook page and that […]

I am Henry Review

| January 12, 2016

I am Henry Review

I was thrilled to be offered the chance to review the British short film “I am Henry” which has recently won six awards at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood. I’d been desperate to see it since viewing the trailer. The setting for “I am Henry” is Syon Abbey. Henry VIII’s body is resting […]

I am Henry trailer

| October 6, 2015

I know many of you are interested in the British short film “I am Henry”, so here’s the trailer – enjoy it! Blurb: This absorbing short drama is set in the hour of King Henry VIII’s death. Hauntingly beautiful and full of ‘real’ emotions. Written and Directed by Jan Hendrik Verstraten. Starring Sebastian Street, Fleur […]

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn – Two Sisters

| October 1, 2015

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn – Two Sisters

Recently, I asked my Facebook followers what aspects of Anne Boleyn’s life they’d like me to write more about on The Anne Boleyn Files, and one that was mentioned by quite a few people was Anne’s relationship with her sister Mary. People are, understandably, intrigued by these two sisters, particularly as there have been very […]

Q&A with Fleur Keith, Anne Boleyn actress

| September 21, 2015

Q&A with Fleur Keith, Anne Boleyn actress

Fleur Keith plays Anne Boleyn in “I Am Henry”, a​ British short film written and directed by Jan Hendrik Verstraten. The film is set in the hour of King Henry VIII’s death and one of the most dramatic and emotional scenes is when Anne Boleyn’s ghost appears to Henry VIII and gives an account of […]

Ask Anne Boleyn, or rather an Anne Boleyn actress!

| September 8, 2015

Ask Anne Boleyn, or rather an Anne Boleyn actress!

Jan Hendrik Verstraten, writer and director of the “I Am Henry”​ British short film, is offering Anne Boleyn Files followers the chance to ask Fleur Keith, the actress who plays Anne Boleyn, questions about her role, what it’s like to play Anne, what research she did etc., anything you like really. Fleur will then answer […]

The Real Wolf Hall – Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

| May 27, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

A big thank you to Olga Hughes, editor of Nerdalicious and regular contributor to Tudor Life magazine, for writing this wonderful article on Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn. There is something distinctly discomfiting about Henry VIII’s judicial murder of his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. It is not only the terrible tragedy that befell her at […]

From the Tudor Royals to “A Royal Night Out”… by Emma Connell

| May 19, 2015

From the Tudor Royals to “A Royal Night Out”… by Emma Connell

Today, on the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution in 1536, we have a guest post from actress Emma Connell. I was honoured to see Emma play Anne Boleyn in the play “Fallen in Love: The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn” at the Tower of London on 19th May 2013. Emma was perfect as Anne and […]