Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn: Were they close?

Posted By on January 23, 2021

In the latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series of videos on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I consider the question that I’m often asked: “Were Anne and Mary Boleyn close?”

What do we know about the Boleyn sisters’ relationship?

Was it close?

Do the historical sources give us any insight into it?

Find out more about Anne and Mary Boleyn in this talk.

See the videos in my Mary Boleyn playlist for more about her:


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Be in one of my videos!

Posted By on January 15, 2021

On the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I do regular videos on Tudor history, but I wanted to do something a bit different, and Tim came up with a great idea – get viewers involved!

The idea is for viewers to be a part of my videos by recording themselves asking a question. The topic is the Tudors: fact or fiction?

Do you have a burning question about a Tudor novel, TV series or movie? Well, here’s your chance to be in a video and get your question answered.

The link for submissions is

P.S. If you’re camera shy and that’s putting you off being involved then why not film your pet with your voice asking the question? My pets are often getting involved in my videos so please do record your pet if you don’t want your face on video. We’re pet lovers on the channel!

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