15 January 1569 – Death of Lady Catherine Knollys (nee Carey)

| January 15, 2013

15 January 1569 – Death of Lady Catherine Knollys (nee Carey)

On this day in history, 15th January 1569, Lady Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys, daughter of Mary Boleyn and mother of Lettice Dudley, died at Hampton Court Palace. Catherine had been taken ill with a fever at Christmas and her husband, who was at Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots […]

Halloween Competition 2011 Results

| November 7, 2011

Halloween Competition 2011 Results

Thank you to all those who sent me photos for the Halloween Competition, we had such a hard time judging it as you all looked wonderful. You’re all so creative and beautiful! And the winner of the Anne Boleyn Files Halloween Competition 2011 Competition is…drumroll…fanfare… Sheena Reekie as Queen Elizabeth I, with her trusty sidekick […]

The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

| June 7, 2011

The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

Just to let you know that The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection is now back on view at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. Here are the details:- The Tudors – Courtly Couture Collection Monday 6th June – Friday 30th September Royal gowns worn in the hit TV series “The Tudors” are now back on display […]

The Tudors Costumes

| March 31, 2011

The Tudors Costumes

In an article entitled “Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill” in the fashion section of today’s Telegraph newspaper, Joan Bergin, costumer designer for “The Tudors” TV series, discusses how she “looked to Holbein, Degas and the Rolling Stones to create more than 2,000 lavish outfits for the hit series”, as well as studying the reports of […]

Anne Boleyn Dress Hits the Stage!

| March 31, 2011

Anne Boleyn Dress Hits the Stage!

Our Anne Boleyn Pembroke Dress, Pembroke Hood and gold-plated B Necklace have just hit the stage in a play called “Tower Ghosts” by Tom Marcello and performed by the Case High Theatre Company. The play was performed at the preliminary and semi-final levels of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild competition and won many awards so […]

Anne Boleyn Files Birthday Competition

| February 2, 2011

Anne Boleyn Files Birthday Competition

On the 17th February 2011 The Anne Boleyn Files celebrates its 2nd birthday and I also have a special birthday this month, so I thought it would be good to celebrate these wonderful milestones with an article competition. I would like you to write an article on the following question: “Did the life and death […]

The Tudors Costumes on Display for Mary Rose 500 Appeal

| January 19, 2011

The Tudors Costumes on Display for Mary Rose 500 Appeal

Here at The Anne Boleyn Files, we have been supporting the Mary Rose 500 Appeal, an appeal to raise funds for the new Mary Rose museum project. As part of the fundraising, the Mary Rose museum has been having a series of events and their latest event is an exhibition of some of the costumes […]

Halloween Competition 2010!

| October 5, 2010

Halloween Competition 2010!

Many of you have been asking whether we are going to do a Halloween competition and the answer is yes! Many of you go to such an effort with your Halloween costumes that I want to applaud your effort with this competition. It’s also my way of saying thank you to those of you who […]