The Anne Boleyn Collection II Coming Soon!

| September 20, 2013

The Anne Boleyn Collection II Coming Soon!

Those of you on The Anne Boleyn Files list of email subscribers will already know this piece of news, but I wanted to let everyone know – my next book, The Anne Boleyn Collection II, will be released on Amazon (worldwide) next week! If you’ve noticed that I’ve been a bit quieter than usual – […]

Remembering the Real Thomas Boleyn

| March 12, 2013

Remembering the Real Thomas Boleyn

My work is all about banishing myths and using primary source evidence to try and get to the truth about the Boleyns and the times they lived in. Anyone who has studied history will know that our perceptions of historical personalities, their reputations, can be far removed from who those people really were. We are […]

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

| November 13, 2012

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

Since a new book by Sylwia Zupanec1 is claiming that there is new evidence to prove that “Anne Boleyn simply could not have had served Margaret of Austria [or] the Queen Claude”, and I’ve been asked my thoughts on it, I wanted to share why I believe that Anne did serve them and what evidence […]

The Boleyns and the Seymours by Clare Cherry

| May 24, 2012

The Boleyns and the Seymours by Clare Cherry

Today we have a guest post from Clare Cherry looking at the two families affected by the events of April and May 1536 and how they are viewed by people today. Thanks, Clare! The Boleyns and the Seymours The Boleyns came from humble beginnings. They were social climbers and upstarts who used their daughters to […]

In Defence of Thomas Boleyn, Father of Anne Boleyn

| April 26, 2012

In Defence of Thomas Boleyn, Father of Anne Boleyn

I recently read a comment on a Tudor history Facebook page which really struck me and got me thinking, as well as banging my head on my desk. The writer was of the opinion that Thomas Boleyn did not deserve to be buried in St Peter’s Church, Hever, and that he should have been buried […]

The Death of Thomas Boleyn – 12 March 1539

| March 12, 2012

The Death of Thomas Boleyn – 12 March 1539

On this day in history, 12th March 1539, Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Earl of Ormond, and father of Queen Anne Boleyn, died at Hever Castle, aged around 62. His servant, Robert Cranwell, wrote to Cromwell the next day to inform him of his death:- “My good lord and master is dead. He made […]

The Faces of Thomas Boleyn and Mary Boleyn?

| October 28, 2011

The Faces of Thomas Boleyn and Mary Boleyn?

I’ve just been contacted by Roland Hui, author of “A Reassessment of Queen Anne Boleyn’s Portraiture”, which is rather a coincidence as I actually mentioned him in my webinar last night in reference to his thoughts on the Hornebolte (or Horenbout) miniature which some people believe to be Anne Boleyn and others believe to be […]

The Lost Boleyns – Update on the Tomb Brasses of Thomas and Henry Boleyn

| September 2, 2011

The Lost Boleyns – Update on the Tomb Brasses of Thomas and Henry Boleyn

Further to my investigations into the monumental brass crosses on the tombs of Thomas and Henry Boleyn, brothers of Anne Boleyn, I have just had an answer back from Michael Harris of the Monumental Brass Society. Michael spoke to the Society’s Kentish expert who said:- “The Bullen crosses are two “one-offs” of the same design. […]