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 transcribed and digitised?

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January 25 – Anne Boleyn finally marries Henry VIII

Posted By on January 25, 2023

On this day in Tudor history, 25th January 1533, about six years after Anne Boleyn had accepted King Henry VIII’s proposal of marriage, the couple got married in a secret ceremony at Whitehall.

Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, was about thirty-one when she married forty-one-year-old Henry VIII in a ceremony officiated by Rowland Lee.

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You can read an article on The Express website, in which I’m quoted, about Edward Hall’s account of the couple marrying in November 1532 – https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1726087/henry-viii-anne-boleyn-wedding-spt

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January 15 – Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, is crowned queen

January 15 – Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, is crowned queen

On this day in Tudor history, 15th January 1559, twenty-five-year-old Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, was crowned at Westminster Abbey by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle. Elizabeth had become queen on 17th November 1558, on the death of her half-sister, Queen Mary I, and ruled until […]

Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands

Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands

On this day in Tudor history, 10th January 1480, Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias, Duchess of Savoy, was born. Margaret was the daughter of Maximilian of Austria, Holy Roman Emperor, and Mary of Burgundy, and, in 1507, her father appointed her as Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands as regent for her nephew, Charles. It […]

7 January 1536 – The death of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII

7 January 1536 – The death of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 7th January 1536, at two o’clock in the afternoon, King Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, who had been demoted to Dowager Princess of Wales, died at Kimbolton Castle. Catherine had been ill for several months, but had felt worse after drinking a draught of Welsh beer in […]

Happy Epiphany! Happy Kings’ Day!

Happy Epiphany! Happy Kings’ Day!

Today, 6th January, is Epiphany or Kings’ Day or Three Kings’ Day – Happy Epiphany! Feliz día de los Reyes! Epiphany is a huge celebration here in Spain. The Three Kings visited our village last night with sweets and presents, and we’ve been tucking into our Roscón de Reyes, our special Kings’ Day cake. Unfortunately, […]

December 31 – Sir William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland

December 31 – Sir William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland

On this day in Tudor history, 31st December 1535, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir William Skeffington died at Kilmainham in Dublin. Skeffington was Lord Deputy of Ireland and was known as “the Gunner” due to his use of heavy artillery while taking Maynooth Castle in County Kildare. The whole garrison there were […]

Hurry! Register before the end of 31 December!

Hurry! Register before the end of 31 December!

Just a reminder that you need to register for my online Discovering Mary I event before end of 31st December 2022 to join the live zoom video debate with me and Dr Johanna Strong. Johanna’s PhD thesis is about how Mary I’s legacy and reputation were posthumously created, and she believes that Mary deserves to […]

December 30 – Francis Dryander, a scholar supported by Cranmer and the Duchess of Suffolk

December 30 – Francis Dryander, a scholar supported by Cranmer and the Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in Tudor history, 30th December 1552, in the reign of King Edward VI, Francis Dryander died in Strasbourg. The Spanish humanist scholar, translator, author and Protestant apologist was from Spain originally and was born Francisco de Enzinas. He had changed his name to Francis Dryander after leaving Spain to study at Louvain. […]

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