Villanelle for Anne Boleyn

| February 25, 2011

Villanelle for Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Jennifer Morrison, has written a beautiful poem about Anne Boleyn which she wanted to share with everyone here:- Villanelle for Anne Boleyn Circa regna tonat—her echo, Faint beneath the sound of sword to bone: Defiled is my name full sore Through cruel spite and false report; Twice postponed, not yet past […]

Anne Boleyn Prisoner and Poet

| March 18, 2010

Just a quick post as I’ve just found this video which talks about where Anne Boleyn was held prisoner – the Queen’s Lodgings of the Royal Palace (no longer in existence) not the Queen’s House – and whether she wrote “O Death Rock Me Asleep”:- Here is the poem which Anne Boleyn was said to […]

Poem – Henry’s Wandering Eye

| August 13, 2009

Poem – Henry’s Wandering Eye

This is Part 25 of Anne Boleyn Files visitor Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poetry on the life of Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII’s wandering eye Henry VIII of England found that with women, he hated to argue And thus women who quarrelled he had no wish to pursue. Catherine had been well trained, avoiding confrontation […]

Poem – The End of Fisher and More

| August 11, 2009

Poem – The End of Fisher and More

This is Part 23 in Esther Hyams’ series of poems telling the life story of Anne Boleyn The end of Fisher and More Soon would be the arrest of Bishop Fisher and Thomas More That man who from a small prince, Henry had so adored. The man who had written, “Utopia”, whom Henry idolised The […]

Poem – Acts of Supremacy and Succession

| August 11, 2009

Poem – Acts of Supremacy and Succession

This is Part 22 of Esther Hyams’ excellent series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn. Acts of Supremacy and Succession New Year 1534, Queen Anne Boleyn gave King Henry a great gift A golden table fountain she hoped would make his spirits lift. But the present Henry really wanted from her was a […]

Poem – Elizabeth

| August 5, 2009

Poem – Elizabeth

This is Part 19 of Esther Hyams’ series of poems telling the life story of Anne Boleyn. Elizabeth The King tried not to treat Anne like a worthless insecure toy After all, their child and heir would surely be a healthy boy. ‘Henry’ or ‘Edward’ were the chosen and proposed names Preparations had begun for […]

Poem – Popes and Passions

| August 5, 2009

Poem – Popes and Passions

This is Part 18 of Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn – make sure you check out the others! Popes and Passions Pope Clement VII sent a Papal bull on 11th July, 1533 This was sent to England, to the new queen and King Henry. The Pope declared Cranmer’s […]

Poem – The Crowning of Queen Anne

| July 30, 2009

Poem – The Crowning of Queen Anne

This is part two of Esther Hyams’ poem about the coronation of Anne Boleyn, and it forms part of a series of poems on Anne’s life. Queen Anne’s Coronation Part 2 – The crowning of Queen Anne On 1st June, 1533 was the coronation of Queen Anne A six-month pregnant queen – no longer Mistress […]