Anne Boleyn Coronation Book

Posted By on October 11, 2012

I just had to share with you Roland Hui’s beautiful illuminated Anne Boleyn Coronation Book.

The text is transcribed from the pamphlet printed by the London publisher Wynkyn de Worde in the summer of 1533 and Roland has used calfskin vellum, with illustrations done in ink with raised and silver gold lea. The book measures about 4″ x 5″ and took him around two years to complete. What a work of art!

You can see images of it at Photobucket


14 thoughts on “Anne Boleyn Coronation Book”

  1. Sharon says:

    Very lovely. Thanks for posting this. Now is that an original portrait of Anne?

  2. Margriet de Graaff says:

    Please help me. What or where is the photobucket. Maybe an English expression?

    1. Claire says:

      It’s a photo website. Just click on Photobucket in the article, it’s a link to Roland’s photo album.

  3. LuAnn says:

    How lovely! . Its history! Did the coronation book preserve in the British Museum?

  4. Roland Hui’s output is a true and talented labour of love. It’s a joy to behold.

    He is currently working on a similar book documenting the coronation of Elizabeth 1 – you can take a preview here:

    As well as being a highly skilled craftsman, Roland has written a number of thoughtful artilcles – you might like to read this article on images of Anne;

    I hope one day his work will be exhibited in England! :>)

    1. Claire says:

      Yes, he’s also got a theory regarding Mary Boleyn and Thomas Boleyn, see

  5. trisha says:

    Amazing Was the pamphlet given to members of the court or to the public?

  6. Dawn 1st says:

    Absolutely beautiful. It looks centuries old and just like the manuscripts that Monks used to do. What an incredible talent he has.

  7. Tiffaney Caldwell says:

    This…is…incredibly beautiful ~ Obviously a true labor of love… *Applause! *Applause!

  8. Martha Doney says:

    WOW!!! That is so breathtakingly beautiful.

  9. Jessica Monaghan says:

    This was such a thoughtful and breath taking work to see. Thank you to the artist! Wonderful job! I have can not wait to see the next one.

  10. Leandra says:

    Stunning! 🙂 thank you for sharing

  11. Onelikethelioness says:

    Absolutely breathtaking! Incredible in its detail. The next best thing to being there.

  12. AnneBoleyn says:

    Wow, it’s beautiful! Wish it was for sale!

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