1 March 1522 – The Chateau Vert Pageant

| March 1, 2015

1 March 1522 – The Chateau Vert Pageant

In 1522, 1st March was Shrove Tuesday and was the day of the special Shrovetide pageant, “The Château Vert”, which took place at York Place in London. This pageant was Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance at Henry VIII’s court following her return from France, where she had been serving Queen Claude, consort of Francis I. […]

4 February 1520 – The Marriage of Mary Boleyn and William Carey

| February 4, 2015

4 February 1520 – The Marriage of Mary Boleyn and William Carey

On Saturday 4 February 1520, Mary Boleyn married William Carey in Greenwich Palace’s Chapel Royal. Henry VIII attended the wedding, making an offering of 6s. 8d., which is recorded in the King’s Book of Payments 1520. Mary Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Henry VIII’s ambassador at the French court and a man on […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 2 – The Knollys Children

| January 20, 2015

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 2 – The Knollys Children

Today, as part of her virtual book tour, author Adrienne Dillard is visiting QueenAnneBoleyn.com to share an article she’s written on the Knollys children, the rather large family of Catherine Carey and her husband Francis Knollys. Click here to read Adrienne’s wonderful article and enter the giveaway to win a copy of her book. Here’s […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 1 – Catherine Carey’s Early Life

| January 19, 2015

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 1 – Catherine Carey’s Early Life

Author Adrienne Dillard’s virtual book tour kicks off today at Sarah Bryson’s Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History blog with an article on Catherine Carey’s early life and her relationship with her mother Mary Boleyn. It’s a great read and there’s also a giveaway so make sure you head over to Sarah’s blog, say hi […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey

| November 6, 2014

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey

Congratulations to Adrienne Dillard on the release of her debut historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey which has just been released on Amazon Kindle (paperback coming soon). I’ve got to know Adrienne well over the last few years and I’m so happy that her novel is finally out there. My husband’s publishing […]

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – A Guest Post by Amy Licence and a Book Giveaway

| October 21, 2014

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – A Guest Post by Amy Licence and a Book Giveaway

Thank you so much to author and historian Amy Licence for visiting The Anne Boleyn Files on her blog tour for her new book The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII and sharing this extract from her book. See the end of the article for giveaway details. Over to Amy… The watchwords for […]

Anne Boleyn – The Boleyn Family’s Meal Ticket?

| October 9, 2014

Anne Boleyn – The Boleyn Family’s Meal Ticket?

This article was inspired by lots of comments I received on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page yesterday after I posted a link to Suzannah Lipscomb’s article 2013 BBC History Magazine article Why did Anne Boleyn have to die and a link to my article Why I think Henry VIII was Responsible for anne Boleyn’s […]

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part One – The Boleyns

| July 24, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part One – The Boleyns

In the second part of my series on Anne Boleyn’s life, I want to take a look at her family and extended family. I’m going to give some brief bios of some of the people she was related to with links to where you can find out more about them. Apologies for some repetition from […]