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Day 11 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Posted By on December 11, 2018

I can’t believe that we’re on day 11 already! Christmas is getting closer! [Panic!]

Today I have some visual treats for you, a chance to live vicariously through me. I do hope you enjoy them.

A big thank you to Tim for sorting this one out, it was a huge amount of work for him to make everything I shoved at him look so good.

To enjoy treat 11, and any you’ve missed, just click on the picture of the number 11 here or scroll to the top of the website and click on the link.

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10 December 1541 – Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are put to death

Posted By on December 10, 2018

On 10th December 1541, just a month and eight days after an investigation into Queen Catherine Howard’s past was ordered, two men were executed at Tyburn. They were Thomas Culpeper, a gentleman of the privy chamber, and Francis Dereham, a member of the queen’s household.

Both men had been tried for treason at Guildhall on 1st December 1541 “for high treason against the Kinges Majestie in mysdemeanor with the Quene”. Neither man was accused of actually committing adultery with the queen, the trial focused on their intentions. By meeting secretly with the queen on the recent royal progress, Culpeper and the queen were ‘inciting’ each other to have “carnal intercourse”, and Dereham joining the queen’s household, having previous had a sexual relationship with her, was seen as evidence that he wanted to reignite their relationship. They were both found guilty of high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered

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Day 10 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 10 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Today, author Natalie Grueninger shares a very Christmassy guest article with us today as day 10’s treat on our Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar. Just the thing to get you in the Christmas spirit! Thank you to Natalie for writing it. I hope you’re enjoying the […]

Day 9 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 9 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Today is the second Sunday of Advent and it is also time for another treat from the Anne Boleyn Files advent Calendar. For the 9th December, we welcome historical novelist Sean Poage to the calendar with a very interesting article. Thank you, Sean! All you have to do to enjoy Sean’s Tudor treat, and any […]

Day 8 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 8 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Is it me, or is December flying by? It’s already 8th! That means it’s time for another Tudor treat! Today, we have a special treat from author Roland Hui and it’s Elizabeth I themed. I do hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much to Roland for contributing it. If you’ve only just noticed the […]

Day 7 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 7 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Happy Friday! It’s nearly the weekend! I hope you’ve had a good week and I hope you have the loveliest of weekends. Here at the Anne Boleyn Files, we have another Tudor treat for you on our Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar, and this time it’s from my dear friend, James Peacock of the Anne […]

Day 6 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 6 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Happy St Nicholas’s Day! If you celebrate it as a feast day in your country then I hope you have a lovely day. Here in Spain it’s a public holiday for Constitution Day. It’s time for another Tudor treat from the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar. Today’s treat is from Niki Incorvia who has shared […]

Day 5 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

It’s time for Day 5’s Tudor treat! Today’s treat is from historian and author Toni Mount – thank you, Toni! If you haven’t already noticed, here at the Anne Boleyn Files we are counting down to Christmas with a special Advent calendar of Tudor treats. Authors, historians and bloggers have kindly contributed trivia, articles, excerpts, […]