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 […]

Anne Boleyn and Merle Oberon by JoAnn Spears

| May 11, 2016

Anne Boleyn and Merle Oberon by JoAnn Spears

Thank you to JoAnn Spears, author of Six of One: A Tudor Riff and Seven Will Out: A Renaissance Revel, for joining us today with this guest article. Anne Boleyn was first portrayed in film during the silent film era; once in 1912, and once in 1920. A thirteen-year Boleyn gap followed. Then, in 1933, […]

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 […]