A Portrait and A Gentleman: The Portrait of Catherine Knollys, and the Gentlemen Pensioners of Henry VIII

| April 10, 2014

A Portrait and A Gentleman: The Portrait of Catherine Knollys, and the Gentlemen Pensioners of Henry VIII

Today we have a guest post from Natasha Gennady Robinson, part one of a two-part series. Thank you so much, Natasha, for writing this wonderful article for us. Over to Natasha… There is but one portrait said to be of Catherine Knollys (née Carey), though as with the current trends, many historians seek to dispel […]

George Boleyn Video 9 – Inaccuracies and Surprises

| April 8, 2014

George Boleyn Video 9 – Inaccuracies and Surprises

In the final part of our video series on George Boleyn, Clare Cherry and I answer the questions “Which inaccuracies annoy you the most regarding George Boleyn” and “What surprised you when you were researching George?”. Thank you once again for all the questions you asked us, we thoroughly enjoyed answering them and making these […]

7th April 1538 – Burial of Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn, at Lambeth

| April 7, 2014

7th April 1538 – Burial of Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn, at Lambeth

On this day in 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Lady Wiltshire, wife of Thomas Boleyn and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was buried in the Howard aisle of St Mary’s Church, Lambeth. John Hussey recorded her funeral procession in a letter to Lady Lisle: “My lady Wiltshire was buried at Lamehithe on the 7th… She […]

5 April 1531 – The Boiling of Richard Roose, Bishop John Fisher’s Cook

| April 5, 2014

5 April 1531 – The Boiling of Richard Roose, Bishop John Fisher’s Cook

On 5th April 1531, Richard Roose (or Rouse), the cook on the household of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was boiled to death after being attainted of high treason. It was claimed that Roose had poisoned a porridge (or pottage)* served to Fisher and his guests on 18th February 1531. All who ate the porridge […]

George Boleyn Video 8 – George and the Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 4, 2014

George Boleyn Video 8 – George and the Fall of Anne Boleyn

In Part 8 of our video series answering your questions on George Boleyn, Clare Cherry and I discuss why George Boleyn was dragged down with his sister, Anne, in May 1536.

George Boleyn Video 7 – George Boleyn’s Appearance and Character

| April 4, 2014

George Boleyn Video 7 – George Boleyn’s Appearance and Character

In Part 7 of our video series answering your questions on George Boleyn, Clare Cherry and I discuss what evidence there is to tell us about George’s appearance and character. See also video 8 on George and the fall of Anne Boleyn – click here.

George Boleyn Video 6 – The Poetry of George Boleyn

| April 1, 2014

George Boleyn Video 6 – The Poetry of George Boleyn

In Part 6 of our video series on George Boleyn, Clare Cherry and I discuss George Boleyn the Poet.

George Boleyn Video 5 – George’s Religious Views

| March 31, 2014

George Boleyn Video 5 – George’s Religious Views

In part 5 of our video series on George Boleyn, Clare Cherry and I discuss George Boleyn’s religious views. Tim thinks that this is our best video yet, so I hope you enjoy it.