Welcome to the Anne Boleyn Files – Find Anne Boleyn Resources

Posted By on November 23, 2022

The famous NPG portrait

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 transcribes and digitised?

You can find useful links by clicking here.

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn

Find out all about Anne Boleyn’s background, her family, her upbringing, time on the Continent, and her return to England in my series of posts looking at Anne Boleyn’s early life – click here.

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Day 7 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Posted By on December 7, 2022

A Christmassy Anne BoleynToday’s Tudor treat on the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar is an Anne Boleyn-themed one – hurrah!

A big thank you to historian and musician Jane Moulder for today’s contribution. Jane is sharing an article she wrote on Anne Boleyn’s musical abilities and the Anne Boleyn Song Book. It’s a really interesting article and I do hope you enjoy it.

To access the Advent calendar, you can click here, click on the image or click on the website header.

I have more Tudor treats for you!

  • The latest video in my “The Tudors in their own words” series – click here.
  • Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – 7 December – Cats – click here.

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December 7 – The birth of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots

December 7 – The birth of Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots

Today, 7th December, is the traditional date given for the birth of Henry Stuart (Stewart), Duke of Albany and Lord Darnley. It is said that Lord Darnley was born on 7th December 1545, in the reign of King Henry VIII. He was the son of Lady Margaret Douglas, Henry VIII’s niece, and her husband, Matthew […]

‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas – An Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII short story

‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas – An Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII short story

Enjoy this amazing animated short story which stars Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on the night before Tudor Christmas. It’s taken from Laura Loney and Kathryn Holeman’s incredibly beautiful keepsake book “‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas” which is available now from Amazon and other bookstores: https://mybook.to/tudorchristmas This is a lovely festive story to share […]

Day 6 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 6 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

A big thank you to Anne Boleyn Files follower Tara Ball for today’s wonderful Advent Calendar contribution. You can enjoy Tara’s Tudor treat (I like that alliteration!) by clicking here, clicking on the website header, or clicking on the image. You can enjoy two further treats by clicking on the links below: My latest “The […]

December 6 – The Feast of St Nicholas and the tradition of Boy Bishop

December 6 – The Feast of St Nicholas and the tradition of Boy Bishop

Today is the Feast of St Nicholas, or to give him his full name, St Nicholas of Myra, the 4th century Bishop of Myra. On the Feast of St Nicholas in medieval and Tudor times, it was traditional for a “boy bishop” to be elected. This boy would undertake all of the duties of a […]

Day 5 of The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 5 of The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

It’s 5th December and that means we have another treat for you on our Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar! Day 5’s Tudor treat is from artist Kathryn Holeman, illustrator of the beautiful Christmassy book “‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas” written by Laura Loney, and Kathryn has an art-themed gift for you. A big thank […]

December 5 – The death of Mary, Queen of Scots’ first husband

December 5 – The death of Mary, Queen of Scots’ first husband

On this day in Tudor history, 5th December 1560, Mary, Queen of Scots, lost her first husband, King Francis II of France and King Consort of Scotland. Francis II was just fifteen years old when he died. He’d come down with what appeared to be an ear infection in mid-November 1560 and died just a […]

Day 4 of The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 4 of The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

It’s time for the fourth Tudor treat from The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar, and today it’s from Phil Roberts, author of “Cardinal Wolsey – For King and Country” – thank you, Phil! You can access the Advent Calendar by clicking here, on the image, or on the site header. Do remember to check back […]

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