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 4 of The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Posted By on December 4, 2022

A Christmassy Anne Boleyn holding our 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 every day from now until Christmas!

I have another treat for you! You can watch Day 4’s video in my series “The Tudors in their own words” on YouTube right now at https://youtube.com/shorts/M19BkEUgrug?feature=share

And, how about watching Teasel’s Tudor Trivia – December 4 – Henry VIII’s dogs?

So many Tudor treats to enjoy!

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December 4 – A Lollard is murdered in Tudor London

December 4 – A Lollard is murdered in Tudor London

On this day in Tudor history, 4th December 1514, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Richard Hunne was discovered dead in his cell in the Lollard’s Tower at St Paul’s. The merchant tailor and leading member of the Lollard community in London had been arrested for heresy in October 1514. Hunne was found hanging […]

Day 3 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 3 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

It’s 3rd December and that means it’s time for the third treat from our Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar! Today’s Tudor treat is from Ashley Risk, who runs an Instagram page dedicated to recreating historical portraits in a semi-realistic manner. Thank you, Ashley! Click here, on the image or on the website header to enjoy […]

December 3 – Henry VIII offers free pardons to the Pilgrimage of Grace rebels

December 3 – Henry VIII offers free pardons to the Pilgrimage of Grace rebels

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd December 1536, King Henry VIII issued a proclamation to the rebels of the Pilgrimage of Grace offering them “free pardons”. Although these free pardons were proclaimed, prominent rebels ended up being executed. Let me explain what the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion was about and how the rebels ended […]

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Day 2 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

A big thank you to Laura Loney, author of the beautiful book “‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas”, for the lovely Tudor treat today on the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2022. You can access our Advent calendar by clicking on the header of this website, by clicking here, or by clicking on the image […]

December 2 – The arrest of courtier and poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

December 2 – The arrest of courtier and poet Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd December 1546, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was arrested. Surrey was a poet, courtier, soldier the eldest son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and first cousin of Queens Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. He was arrested after his former […]

Day 1 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2022

Day 1 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2022

It only seems like yesterday that I was posting last year’s Advent Calendar contributions – time really does fly when you’re having Tudor fun! As always, we have some wonderful contributions from a host of lovely historians, authors, bloggers and experts. A big thank you to them for being involved. Today’s Tudor treat is from […]

December 1 – Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are tried for high treason

December 1 – Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham are tried for high treason

On this day in Tudor history, 1st December 1541, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham were tried for high treason at Guildhall, London. Both men had been linked romantically with the king’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard. Culpeper, a member of Henry VIII’s privy chamber, and Dereham, a secretary to […]

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