I’ve been posting on the Anne Boleyn Files since February 2009, so there are many thousands of posts on here and an incredible amount of information on Anne Boleyn, her life, times as queen and her fall in 1536, as well as lots of information about Tudor times and other Tudor characters.
Sometimes, with such a busy site, it can be hard to find things, although you can use the search box and look at the categories, so I thought I’d highlight some Anne Boleyn resources for you.
Anne Boleyn Primary Sources
You may not be able to visit the British Library or National Archives, or even get to the UK, but did you know that lots of contemporary accounts, letters, ambassadors’ dispatches and chronicles have been transcribed and digitised?
Anne Boleyn’s Irish ancestry is often neglected and we just hear about the Boleyns and Howards, but Anne Boleyn’s father, Thomas Boleyn, was the grandson of Thomas Butler, 7th Earl of Ormond, an influential and wealthy man who was descended from a long line of men who’d served the crown in Ireland. Not only that, […]
I’m going live again on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel as part of my series looking at King Henry VIII and this time the topic is “The Making of a King: Henry VIII’s Education and Upbringing”. I’ll be looking at Henry VIII’s early life, including how things changed for him when […]
AI, Artificial Intelligence, is everywhere at the moment. People are using it to create images and even for writing books. I thought I’d experiment by asking ChatGPT to write a script for a YouTube video for me. I simply gave the instruction “Write me a script for a video on what Anne Boleyn was really […]
Today is International Women’s Day. Here’s what the International Women’s Day website says about this year’s theme, which is #EmbraceEquity: “For International Women’s Day and beyond, let’s all fully #EmbraceEquity. Equity isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society’s DNA. And it’s critical to […]
Thank you to everyone who joined my livestream last Saturday on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel. It was wonderful to spend an hour talking Tudor and answering such interesting questions. The topic was Henry VIII’s background – his ancestry and his immediate family – and the livestream was part of a […]
On this day in Tudor history, 4th March 1522, at York Place, home of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Anne Boleyn played the rather apt part of Perseverance in a lavish pageant. It was Shrovetide at King Henry VIII’s court, and the Chateau Vert pageant was part of the celebrations. It also celebrated successful negotiations between King […]
Amazon UK has chosen the book I co-authored with Dr Owen Emmerson, “The Boleyns of Hever Castle”, as a Kindle Deal. This means that the kindle version of “The Boleyns of Hever Castle” is available on Amazon.co.uk for just 99p from now until 31st March. A great deal for those of you in the UK […]