Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and a Magna Carta Baron by Marilyn Roberts

| May 20, 2015

Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and a Magna Carta Baron by Marilyn Roberts

Thank you to author and historian Marilyn Roberts for sharing her knowledge with us today… The Epworth Magna Carta 800th Society was founded in the autumn of 2014 with the joint aims of bringing together the local community to celebrate the anniversary of the original version of Magna Carta while at the same time raising […]

10 May 1536 – Grand Jury of Middlesex’s decision

| May 10, 2015

10 May 1536 – Grand Jury of Middlesex’s decision

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton were guilty of the alleged […]

4 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn complains

| May 4, 2015

4 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn complains

On or around 4th May 1536, Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, wrote to Thomas Cromwell to report back on things that the Queen had said during her imprisonment. The ladies who were attending on Anne in the Tower had been carefully chosen by Cromwell and had been instructed to replay everything […]

May Tudor Life Magazine – An Anne Boleyn Special!

| April 27, 2015

May Tudor Life Magazine – An Anne Boleyn Special!

May 2015’s Tudor Life magazine is out now and it’s an Anne Boleyn special with 57 out of its 106 pages dedicated to Henry VIII’s second wife who was, of course, executed in May 1536. The Anne Boleyn special section includes articles from Elizabeth Norton, Kyra Kramer, Gareth Russell, Roland Hui, Marilyn Roberts, Clare Cherry, […]

Happy Mothering Sunday!

| March 15, 2015

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Happy Mothering Sunday to all those celebrating this special day today. Have a wonderful day and I hope you get thoroughly pampered. I wanted to share with you snippets I shared last year from my book The Anne Boleyn Collection II regarding what we know about Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth, as mother and daughter. Click […]

The slut shamed Anne Boleyn by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

| March 6, 2015

The slut shamed Anne Boleyn by Kyra Cornelius Kramer

To celebrate the release of her new book The Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters on Kindle, Kyra Cornelius Kramer has written this thought-provoking guest article on Anne Boleyn for us here at The Anne Boleyn Files. I do hope you enjoy it. Over to Kyra… In 1532 a priest […]

Anne Boleyn and the fire in her chamber

| February 28, 2015

Anne Boleyn and the fire in her chamber

Thank you to Phillipa Vincent-Connolly for asking me about this event and for suggesting that I write a post about it. It is, of course, an event which was shown recently in the BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall. In the series, just after the death of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, played by Claire Foy, […]

The Nidd Hall Portrait matches the 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal

| February 16, 2015

The Nidd Hall Portrait matches the 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal

It has always been frustrating to me that the only contemporary likeness we have on Anne Boleyn is the Moost Happi medal which was struck in 1534 and which is now housed at the British Museum. There is controversy over all the other images said to be of Anne because they are all so different […]