Posted By Claire 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?
Category: Anne Boleyn General
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Posted By Claire on May 26, 2023
As the month of May is the anniversary of the marriage of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour on 30th May 1536, I thought I’d test your knowledge of Queen Jane Seymour with a fun quiz.
Category: Quizzes, Six Wives
Tags: Jane Seymour, Jane Seymour quiz, Queen Jane Seymour
Henry VIII’s obsession with Anne Boleyn led to the break with Rome and the English Reformation, but Anne Boleyn had more to do with it than that. In this short video, I talk about how Anne Boleyn showed Henry VIII that he didn’t need the pope… Find out even more in this longer video:
I have just launched my next online event, The Rise of the Tudor Dynasty, over on ClaireRidgway.com. The event runs from 18th to 27th September but our regular zoom call discussions start in June. These are such fun. I just love talking about history with others who share my passion. The event is completely online […]
This week, I’m looking at a strange portrait of Anne Boleyn… Find out more in these articles: The Nidd Hall Portrait matches the 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal Update on Nidd Hall Portrait and 1534 Anne Boleyn Medal – The Press articles are not correct
On this day in Tudor history, 19th May 1536, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer uttered the words “she who has been the Queen of England upon Earth will today become a Queen in heaven” and wept in front of his friend Alexander Alesius. Cranmer was talking about Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, who […]
Today is the anniversary of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution on 19th May 1536, so it seems only right for our weekly quiz to be about Anne Boleyn’s fall. How much do you know about the events leading up to and surrounding Anne Boleyn’s execution? Find out with this quiz. Good luck!
On this day in Tudor history, 17th May 1536, five courtiers lost their lives to the executioner on Tower Hill in London. The men were George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton. George was first to died, being the highest in status, and he made a moving […]
Did you know that Queen Anne Boleyn loved buying fabrics for her infant daughter and her nursery? Well, she did! Find out exactly what kinds of things she ordered for the future Elizabeth I… You can see the lists of Anne’s spending on Elizabeth, plus dates of when she saw Elizabeth, in my article “Anne […]