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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November 28 – Claimant Edward Plantagenet is beheaded

Posted By on November 28, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 28th November 1499, in the reign of King Henry VII, Edward Plantagenet, styled Earl of Warwick, was beheaded on Tower Hill.

Warwick was the son of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III, so was a potential claimant to the throne. However, it was his involvement in a plot by pretender Perkin Warbeck that Warwick’s final undoing.

Find out more about his short life, imprisonment and end…

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November 27 – A former monk is burnt for heresy after being caught by Sir Thomas More

November 27 – A former monk is burnt for heresy after being caught by Sir Thomas More

On this day in Tudor history, 27th November 1531, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Reformer Richard Bayfield was burnt at the stake at Smithfield for heresy. The former Benedictine monk had been caught importing heretical books into England by Sir Thomas More. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Bayfield’s first brush with the authorities. Bayfield had […]

November 26 – Henry Fitzroy marries Mary Howard

November 26 – Henry Fitzroy marries Mary Howard

On this day in Tudor history, 26th November 1533, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, married Mary Howard at Hampton Court Palace. Henry Fitzroy was King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son by his mistress Bessie Blount and Mary Howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. They were both fourteen years old […]

16 Things you might not know about Mary I

16 Things you might not know about Mary I

Queen Mary I, who ruled from 1553 to 1558, has gone down in history as Bloody Mary due to the heresy burnings of her reign, but there’s far more to her than that, and she really is a fascinating Tudor personality. In the video and transcript below, I share 16 things you might not know […]

November 25 – A queen is crowned

November 25 – A queen is crowned

On this day in Tudor history, 25th November 1487, the Feast of St Catherine, in the reign of King Henry VII, the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey. Let me shares details of Elizabeth of York’s coronation, including Elizabeth’s apparel, and who attended, plus a list of some of […]

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 24th November 1487, in the reign of King Henry VII, the coronation procession of the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, took place in London. Her coronation would take place the following day. Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, had become queen […]

November 23 – A plot to poison Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

November 23 – A plot to poison Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd November 1598, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, a man named Edward Squire was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. The scrivener and sailor was executed for treason after being accused of plotting to poison Elizabeth I’s saddle and a chair used by her favourite, Robert Devereux, […]

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