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Anne Boleyn Files Celebration Giveaway

Posted By on November 20, 2013

50000_facebook_fans I’ve got lots of things to be thankful for – my day job is researching and writing about my passion: Tudor history, my books have all been bestsellers and I’ve sold over 50,000 books in the last 21 months, The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page has over 50,000 followers, this website attracts over 100,000 unique visits per month, I have a family who put up with my Tudor addiction, I have an amazing husband who is also my business partner, I’ve made brilliant friends through running this site… So many wonderful things!

Many of the things I’m thankful for are things that I just couldn’t have done without your support and encouragement, and I want to say thank you. So, I’m doing a super-duper giveaway with prizes for 5 lucky winners:

  1. A selection of signed books – Signed copies of my Tudor books (The Anne Boleyn Collection, The Anne Boleyn Collection II, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown and On This Day in Tudor History), plus a copy of Two Gentleman Poets at the Court of Henry VIII: George Boleyn and Henry Howard.
  2. An Anne Boleyn scarf and a set of Henry VIII & Six Wives Magnets (thank you to Tiffini for donating the prizes).
  3. A signed copy of The Anne Boleyn Collection II
  4. An Anne Boleyn Files 2014 Calendar
  5. A $10 voucher for The Anne Boleyn Files shop

To be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, all you need to do is:

  1. Subscribe to The Anne Boleyn Files – see Subscribe Now in the left hand side menu bar. Subscribing means that you will receive an Anne Boleyn Files “welcome pack” and you will receive key articles or weekly round-ups emailed to your inbox. Note: You don’t need to re-subscribe if you’re already a subscriber.
  2. Leave a brief comment on this post saying what you like about The Anne Boleyn Files site.

The closing date is Wednesday 27th November (midnight Eastern Time) and it is a worldwide giveaway. 5 winners will be picked at random using Random.org’s random number generator. Please only leave one comment as only one entry per person will be accepted.

It would also be wonderful if you could share news of this giveaway with anyone you think would be interested – thank you!

475 thoughts on “Anne Boleyn Files Celebration Giveaway”

  1. Danielle says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files.. I have always been interested in this time period and this just pulls me in more with all the interesting facts and further history of the people. Love love love this page.

    1. Rick says:

      I love reading about this period of English Reformation and the impact each of the players had.

      1. Heather Muir says:

        I am pleased to find a group that doesn’t find my obsession with the Tudors odd!

    2. Shawna Rose says:

      Thank you for the information. I love reading about this exciti time in history and you do such a fabulous job.

    3. Louise Pike says:

      Was so pleased to find the Anne Boleyn Files. Wrote my own “Six Wives of Henry V111” at age 10. I had to be Anne of course. Was almost convinced I was her as a child. Was a shyish girl but being Anne Boleyn was my party piece. Even had a dodgy finger which I saw as almost proof I was her, or at least a descendant. I went on to love history and get a masters – maybe it all started with Anne.

      Thank you for your site. It makes me smile, remember the past, and uncover lots of new information about Anne (and the other Tudors). Well done!

  2. Siobhan O'Malley says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files as I absolutely love Anne Boleyn and everything to do with her and her mysterious ways. However, the one thing that I love is the fact that even though you love Anne Boleyn, you look at Anne Boleyn from different points view and look into different arguments of Anne; her life and her family and the situation that she was in and you do not disrespect people’s personal view of Anne. Plus, this is the website that I always use and look at, to get more details on everything Anne Boleyn and the 16th Century. Love this website and every Anne Boleyn 🙂

  3. Donna Benway says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files. This time period has always fascinated me. I love history and all things Tudor related. THANK YOU for this page

  4. Fabiana Swingler says:

    Love your page! Anne Boleyn is one of my favorite historical figures! Greetings from Brazil! 🙂

  5. Tere Verástegui says:

    Hopping Lady luck is on my side, thanks. 🙂

  6. Torill A. Kristiansen says:

    Love The Ann Boleyn Files. I learn a lot of new things every day. It is fun to know more about an interesting time, and the people who lived it. I got this from my daughter who sparkled my interest for the Tudors even more.
    Thank you Claire!!!!

  7. Daniel says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files has been the vehicle in which I’ve been able to take a period of history I was already extremely interested about and have become even more passionate about it. (Which, may I add, I never thought possible!) Whether it’s the ‘On This Day’ articles or guest articles, The Anne Boleyn Files has always been a point in which I can explore further, often finding I can never remember where I started! It was also highly useful in ALevel History lessons when I could just whip out a certain event that had happened on that day. So thank YOU, Anne Boleyn Files, for all that you do!

  8. Elisa says:

    Well, I love The Anne Boleyn files because I think it’s the most complete site about my favourite historic period. Posts are always very interesting and when I read them they make me feel even more obsessed with Tudor era!I love learning new things from here, really, best page!!

  9. Lori Thomas says:

    Love the site!!! Have learned a lot of new things and the posts are always so interesting. Anne has always fascinated me. Thx 4 the chance!

  10. Beth Nimmo says:

    I adore The Anne Boleyn Files website, its a wealth of information which is set out to help you make up your own mind about the facts we have. It does not steer the mind in any biast way.
    It has tons of links to explore and is updated daily, never boring.
    I feel it keeps me interested in Queen Anne Boleyn, and all things tudor, thank you.

  11. Victoria says:

    I’m not sure if I could live without my ABF regular fix. You have introduced me to a whole world of intrigue, mystery, love and tragedy that has inspired me to research and learn. Thank you so much for the dedication you have and the effort you put in to this.

  12. Sydney says:

    It keeps me interested in the Tudor times. I’ve always love Anne Boleyn ever since middle school. Lots of interesting information on this site that I never knew about. Thank you for making this site

  13. Marina Camp says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files has been a resource I return to again and again to satisfy my thirst for Tudor facts and information. Claire is a mentor and an inspiration.

    -M-

  14. Lauren Van Wagoner says:

    I love coming here and reading the blogs and comments about Anne. Feels good to know I’m not the only one incredibly fascinated by her story.

  15. Shannan Waken says:

    I haven’t been on this site for very long but it is a wonderful place. I feel a connection to Anne Boleyn and her time. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I would of loved to lived back then. Every item that pops up on the facebook site….I read. Anything new on your Anne Boleyn Files site I read…. I’m hooked.

  16. Pepper says:

    I have only recently been lucky enough to discover this site, and really have only in the past six months really ‘discovered, Anne Boleyn. She has utterly grasped my heart and mind! This site is unique in that it is so factual and fully discusses matters, while a lot of other information I have read seems to lean towards a certain way of thinking. This site helps me to get my head around some debated issues about Anne and I feel like I can really trust the information provided. I live in Tasmania (Australia) but was recently lucky enough to travel overseas and when in London I visited Hever Castle and The Tower of London. I also purchased Eric Ives book ‘the life and death of Anne Boleyn’ – which is wonderful! For me, this is just the beginning and I am loving history more and more! Thank you Anne Boleyn files!! 🙂

  17. Cheryl says:

    This site is incredible! You are very knowledgeable about the time period. You dont just make things up and pass them off as facts. I dont know how many times people have come to me talking about Anne Boleyn and all they know is what theyve seen in movies. I also like it that you dont just talk about Anne. I enjoy getting my “on this day “emails and i read them every morning. Thank you for all the hard work that you do!!!!

  18. Janet Meese says:

    I love the way more and more information is discovered about Anne and her family and the links to other people from that era, this is a top site and I look forward to the newsletters.

  19. Bella says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files for it becomes kind of open gate to anything related to the fascinating woman whom I adore, Anne Boleyn. There are plenty “open gates” on net but yours is different, one of a kind, I could say, for this site provides the information as accurate and objective as possible, based on valid sources not on personal opinion or prejudice. Also, The Anne Boleyn helps me to find the true passion of mine in European Medieval things, especially Tudor period. Believe it or not, because of my affection and love to Anne Boleyn, I’ve considered to take master or even doctoral degree in English history. Greetings from Indonesia and thanks for everything you’ve done, to give a bright lantern for people who are interested in Anne Boleyn, one of the greatest women who ever lived 🙂

  20. Elena Homburg says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files because I learned so much about the Tudors and that time. I cant stop reading the articles and posts. Claire, you put so much love and time in it. On this day in Tudor history is my absolute faveourite!!!!!!!!!! Greets from Germany!!

  21. Sarah says:

    I myself have always been fascinated with the Tudor family and the people connected to them. Since I was in 6th grade I have been reading books about Elizabeth I and her mother that love has only grown as had the curiosity about Mary Boleyn and her past. I will never tire of finding new books about any of them. I was always alone in my fascination it felt like until I found your blog and noe everyday I feel like I’m in a book club and we can all discuss our thoughts and share our love of Anne Boleyn and all the Tudor family members. Thank you.

  22. Andrea says:

    Love all the history,stories,and background info. A great help with my family history. Keep up the good work!

  23. Kristin says:

    I love knowing that I am not the only one out there with a fascination of Tudor history. I feel so connected to the era for some reason and I love that it is still being kept alive! I love it so much that one day I will name my daughter Elizabeth Anne. 🙂

  24. Aimee C says:

    I absolutely adore The Anne Boleyn Files website! I keep it in my bookmarks for whenever I want to get my fill or find a fact or two. I love the shop and all the items in it, they are top of my xmas list this year! I would be over the moon to have any of these prizes and so thank you and give you kudos for all you do for us Anne lovers!

  25. Ti Colluney says:

    I enjoy reading the different views and facts. And the pictures….makes me glad I live in England where I can visit such historical sites when I want!

  26. Kerry says:

    Oh goodie! Another competition! Yay!!!

  27. Melissa Wells says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files because I have been a huge Tudor fan for as long as I can remember and this page has a lot of lively and interesting information on all things Tudor. I can’t get enough of the page!

  28. Anne says:

    I love this site! It has given me so much to reference for my school HSC project! I love how it is set up so clearly and gives me all the resources I could ever ask for!

    I am so glad for this site, I am a Tudor Queen (especially Anne) Fanatic… and my name is Anne… Bonus points!!

  29. I love your site. You are very informative and I hand learned so much from u. You have made me realize my dream of being an English professor focusing on Tudor England. Thanks for all the work you put into this site

  30. Shari Clarke says:

    I have always been hugely interested in this period of history, particularly the lives of the women. Having all this wonderful information on one site is like having a gift on my computer! The site is wonderfully organized, and I can come any time and read a little snippet, get some more information, then come back again any time. Love it!!

  31. Emily Martin says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because you can learn everything you ever wanted to know, as well as get awesome items pertaining to Anne Boleyn, its a completely unique experience!

  32. Wendy says:

    I love everything about the site. It is so wonderful to be “among” people who understand why Anne Boleyn is my favourite person from the Tudor era.

  33. Ilse says:

    I learned who the real Anne Bolryn was thanks to your site.

  34. Morwenna McKinley says:

    I love the Ann Boleyn Files–lots of information on one of my favorite time periods. I love the Tudors. I do historical recreation and I want to have a Tudor gown one day, complete with historical undergarments and French Hood!

  35. Jennifer says:

    Before I get ready for work I read your page to get my Tudor era fix. Thanks for your wonderful site.

  36. Barb says:

    I like so many things on the Anne Boleyn Files website but what I’m most grateful for is how you have sifted through volumes and volumes of historical information and brought us such concise and easy to follow timeline of events and FACTS, rather than other authors/blogs etc who convey their opinions/speculations as facts.

    I also like that this website allows me to meet others worldwide who share the same fascination in Anne Boleyn- after all, this is a woman who changed the course of history, what’s not to be fascinated about?? 😉

  37. Juliana Hembecker says:

    Anne Boleyn, with her ​​determination and strength demonstrated by the books and websites, such as Anne Boleyn Files, is the inspiration for my life.
    My fascination with the Tudor Era began with the show “The Tudors” and was where I met a little more of the story, and I’m interested more by Anne. I traveled to London (especially to go to the Tower of London and Hampton Court) and was seeking sites make them divulge more about her. So, I found the Anne Boleyn Files and was impressed with the texts on the Tudor Era. Simply the best and most complete website. Congratulations for the site.
    The most-happy-

  38. Alison says:

    I too have a Tudor Addiction – am fascinated by this whole period, but specifically Anne Boleyn. Have read many books but can never satisfy my addiction as there is always more to learn xxx

  39. Jane Froggatt says:

    Fascinating and accurate in-depth insight to one of the most interesting times in English History

  40. Rebecca says:

    I absolutely adore this site, love everything to do with Anne and the Tudor period, has inspired me to write my own novel.

  41. I love The Anne Boleyn Files for many reasons, but I reckon the biggest is that I can find factual information about her regardless of whether or not those facts paint her in a favorable way. Though we here are mostly pro-Anne, it is a good thing to know that I can usually find what I’m looking for here, so it’s my first stop online when I have a question about her or the Tudors.

    Even if I don’t win, I want to say thank you for providing these resources! 🙂

  42. Michelle Suter says:

    Love the nearly daily articles about my favorite era of history. I learn something new every visit!

  43. KC says:

    After reading my first book on Tudor history I was hooked. I love reading the articles on the website because I always get new perspectives on things without having to read an entire book. Interestingly, I recently found out that a late colleague of mine was a direct descendant of George Boleyn.

  44. Jane says:

    I became infatuated with all things Tudor, in particular Anne Boleyn’s life, when I was 12 years old. This infatuation transformed into a 40+ year collection of all things associated with her and her husband Henry VIII and daughter Elizabeth. This site has taught me so much about them I never knew, places I have visited because of this site, and facts about the rest of the royals and courtiers associated with them who made differences-sometimes tragic-in Anne’s life.

  45. I love the Anne Boleyn Files. I have read a lot of books about the Tudor period and I love how your site separates the facts from fiction based on the evidence. There are a lot of information out there based on speculation so I appreciate that you say when there is no evidence to back up a theory.

  46. Kaycie2112 says:

    Hey, I love your website and read everything as I am pretty much obsessed with Tudor stuff. Your books would make a nice birthday present for myself ( a selfie – so to speak – 🙂 ) keep on going ! Lots of success xx

  47. Maria says:

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful information – I have learnt so much! I have loved learning about the life of Anne Boleyn since school days when we did Tudor history and read many novels over the years, but they’re no substitute for the factual information you share. Thank you!

  48. Denise says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files! I’m completely consumed and fascinated by all things Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, The Tudors, Houses of Lancaster and York.

  49. Laura says:

    I love this webite! Particularly as it complemented my A Level studies on Henry VIII (and thus, Anne Boleyn) last year. Now those studies have developed into an uncontrollable passion for Tudor history, or more broadly, the sixteenth-century! I am applying for Univeristy at the moment and yesterday received an invitation to an interview at the Univeristy of Cambridge, where I would LOVE to continue my studies of Anne Boleyn!! I want to join in the historical battle to clear her name in terms of public opinion.

  50. Trinette says:

    Nothing like scrolling thru on a gloomy day and seeing some excellent article or pics from the AB Files that I’ve never seen before to cheer things up a bit and know there are many others who share my interest and delight at the little gems we find here. Thank you! You do a fantastic job.

  51. Megan says:

    I love the frequency of the updates on this site, the amount of information, and the welcome pack. I think it’s one of the most accessible Tudor resources on the internet. 🙂

  52. Kimberly says:

    Like you, I am grateful that my family tolerates my obsession with all things “Tudor’s” and in particular, “All Things Anne Boleyn”!! I have probably watched every movie, read every article, and watched every documentary I can find on the subject. I am constantly searching Youtube for new documentaries and my poor family probably knows more about the Tudors than they ever cared to know!! 🙂 I have dozens of books saved on Amazon that I want to buy and read as well!. Signed copies of the Anne Boleyn books would be an AMAZING addition to my library! Something I would cherish!! Although, unfortunately I do not live in England, it is on my list of places I MUST visit someday! I want to tour every place that Anne ever inhabited and actually look at some of her artifacts! I want to stand in Heaver Castle and feel the “vibe”!!

  53. Alice says:

    Want to say thanks for your work and passion! I love Henrry VIII and Tudors history and Anne Boleyn as my favourite so here I can find all I ever wanted!
    As long as your passion will be alive, we will be supporting you!
    Thanks again!

  54. Helena says:

    I love reading everyone’s different ideas about the Tudor history. I think I fell asleep during history at school but woke up for the Tudors!
    I decided to see if I could do an acrostic poem about this site, so here goes:
    A is for Anne Boleyn, amazing, abandoned and astonishing.
    N is for nostalgia
    N also for novels we like to hear about
    E is for exciting new information and articles

    B is for beautiful as Anne was
    O is for open to comment on the website
    L is for Lots of interesting information
    E is for the enthusiasm of Claire for this topic
    Y is for years of study devoted to this topic
    N is for new research

    F is for fantastic this website is
    I is for ideas about the Tudors
    L is for Loving the topic
    E is for Elizabeth the 1st
    S is for Sensational job Claire.

    Ok gave it a good shot 🙂

  55. Sam Fitzgerald says:

    I’ve got to admit my interest is only a recent development but I just adore this site, its not too complicated, every aspect is clearly laid out & for someone who may be doing a Project for school / college college, its highly informative. X

  56. Sarah says:

    I love the information, the links to other information, updates on new things Tudor. I just love everything!!!

  57. Denise Carrera says:

    I have been interested in the Tudor period for years. Everyday I wake up to see a new, wonderful, informative post by you on Facebook. Thank you so much for all the hard work and research you do. It’s so nice to be able to find out about new facts and situations that happened that I was unaware of. I guess I have a passion to learn more about Ann Boleyn and the Tudor dynasty.!

  58. Susan Peters says:

    I have only recently discovered The Ann Boleyn files and am thrilled with the discovery. Since a young child I have been fascinated about Tudor history but I am absolutely enthralled about Ann Boleyn in particular. Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about this fascinating woman.

  59. Janet says:

    I love my little Anne Boleyn updates. Love this time period and the interesting tidbits I learn…

  60. Lynne Wald says:

    Your books and site have opened up my eyes to my favourite period. they have
    also helped me to expand my knowledge it a non threatening manner. Scholarly yet anything but complicated and boring. Well done and I look forward to many happy days persuading the books and site.

  61. Sarah Beeby says:

    Love the Ann Boleyn files this period of time is my best and with the help of this site I can learn more and more thankyou xxx

  62. Terri says:

    I love your website and visit daily. Love having a place where I feel connected to others with same interest

  63. Maureen says:

    What interesting people in Tudor history….and Anne is number one! Love the books and the website!

  64. Michelle McCorkill says:

    I have been an avid follower of Tudor history for many years and have a fascination with Anne Boleyn. I read whatever I can on this period of history and have alot of books on Anne Boleyn. I recommend the Anne Boleyn files and Claire’s books to my friends- they are truly wonderful resources. The jewellery is also amazing and makes wonderful gifts.

  65. Nikki Walsh says:

    Love Tudor History and your updates are so informative and interesting!

  66. I love this site because it is a one stop for all the information I want or need to find on Anne Boleyn. If I have a query I come here first. I appreciate the variety of content and the active community I find on the site.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway and congrats on all of your achievements.

    Shannon

  67. Hannah says:

    I love this site because it shows so many unknown and unbiased stories about the tudors. There are so many things that most mainstream history sites dont tell or dont go into because it is a ‘risky subject’ regarding the times, but you arent worried about ‘offending’ tudor lovers with your posts but rather facts and informed information. Also i love how you are trying to show the real anne as much as we know rather than the six fingered hag most tell of.
    Thankyou! 🙂

  68. Elaine says:

    GOOD MORNING!!!!…AS A TUDOR LOVER SINCE CHILDHOOD, I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED WITH QUEEN ANNE BOLEYN MOST OF ALL! YOUR WEBSITE IS A DREAM COME TRUE FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO LOVE ANNE! YOU CONTINUE TO AMAZE ME WITH ALL OF THE WONDERFUL INFORMATION…A HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO EVERYONE WORLDWIDE WHO CELEBRATE THIS DAY….. I AM FOREVER THANKFUL KNOWING ANNE SHALL ALWAYS BE ALIVE IN OUR HEARTS!!!.

  69. colleen says:

    Thank you so much for all the time you have put into this site and for sharing. I have always been interested in the boleyn sisters and truly adore this site

  70. Virginia Baysden says:

    I wish to learn as much as possible about Anne Boleyn. She has always intrigued me. Aside from this fascination, she and I share ancestors so I’m learning about their past as I learn about her.

  71. Marianne CASALE says:

    I have alw

  72. Julie Perrucci says:

    This site is amazing, as a 22 living in a world where Anne sells as the devil, it’s good to know someone brings truth and light to her. I love reading all the lovely links and everything. So much beautiful information, that any Anne hater will change their mind in a instant. I love how when some of the article are written, you feel like your in that place in that time. It’s my favorite thing to read with morning coffee

  73. Linda Baron says:

    This is my favorite source on Queen Anne Boleyn and Tudor/England history. I love the way you present the day in history and the way it’s written, very easy to understand. What I love most of all is that you allow my imagination to picture myself as a member of the Tudor courts by buying the beautiful jewelry that you offer. Thank you!

  74. Beth says:

    I love the fact that The Anne Boleyn Files tackles the big misconceptions and myths about the period – not just about Anne, but all sorts of figures from the Tudor court – and takes us right to the source material to do so. Many people are interested in Anne and Tudor England, and want to know more, but don’t know where to start or exactly what is said in those primary sources, so for me The Anne Boleyn Files has been very valuable in highlighting exactly where to look and cutting through the chinese whispers of history.

  75. Annika says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files because you analyze Anne’s life in a scientific manner (for example by using primary sources), but your posts are still stimulating, a real pleasure to read.

  76. Marianne CASALE says:

    I have always been fascinated with British history. I remember standing in front of Henry VIII armour @ Windsor Castle and feeling faint. I couldn’t believe it was actually something Henry VIII had worn.If I wasn’t an oncology nurse I would teach history. Ordered the calendars for all my children & friends

  77. amyc says:

    I love going to this site because of the wealth information about Anne and everything else Tudor. Great resource for my genealogy research!

  78. Emily Beardsley says:

    I have been a subscriber to the website for a few years and love the information about Anne. I also love getting emails that contain information about important days in history involving the Tudors!

  79. Erin says:

    I love this site because it provides an unbiased view of Anne. Obviously, we’re all fans, but you still give us “the other side” of the story. I so wish I could have been a fly on her chamber wall so I knew what REALLY happened!

  80. Elsa says:

    Hi, I’m Elsa from Mexico. Since I was 12 (turned 14 today) I started an obsesion for Anne Boleyn. When I found this website, it was a joy. To be this is all the truth and all paradise because I can find everything here. I am grateful to find this website. 😀

  81. Catarina says:

    Personally, TABF has made me learn a lot – more than any other website – and furthered my initial curiosity on Anne: a couple of years (and many readings of internet resources, books, and TABF) later, and she’s my favourite historical figure ever, and an inspiration.
    One of my favourite things about it, is how Claire Ridgway answers the most seemingly “basic” questions, and the myths alike (in the Q&A), thus helping a lot in the dissipation of those pesty myths, and sexist assumptions that have been told and retold non-stop over the centuries.
    Not only that, but I feel like having a woman historian, doing so much for Anne’s cause, is truly wonderful (because even though there are, of course, more female historians, I’ve found quite a few that are, nonetheless – very sadly – internally misogynistic). In a society that, despite almost 500 years past, still is incredibly similar (when it comes to judgement, internalized perceptions and expectations of women and our behaviour and role in society; plus slut-shaming ideals) to XVI century Europe, TABF, and Claire Ridgway have done, and continue doing, a world of good with its critical thinking, array of great sources, and empathy and understanding towards one of the most talked about, and thus maligned, women of history.

  82. Lisa says:

    I love this site because I am an Anglophile and a Tudorholic. I come here often to read and have a couple of your e-books.

  83. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely adore reading about the Tudor period and your website is one of my favourite places to just sit and read. With all the new things being written about the Tudors, especially in the “fiction” genre, it’s nice to know I have a site to rely on when I’m looking for real facts!

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  84. Eileen says:

    I’ve been a fan since Anne of the 100 Days first came out, but what I like about this website is the balance between striving for historical accuracy, which I think is important, and the reaisation that there is some entertainment value in small fictionalisations of history that don’t simply fly completely in the face of fact. There’s no reason history can’t be fun, but it first needs to be history.

  85. Harry says:

    An amazing and informative web site. Simply love and enjoy your daily reports keeping everyone updated on the life of the Tudor’s and it most certainly keeps history alive and exciting. Being a lover and teacher of history I particularly enjoy being enlightened Thank you all so much and keep it coming.

  86. Jodi says:

    Great website, been really useful in my studies!

  87. Linda says:

    Absolutely love the site, and your newsletter! You’re always posting such interesting stuff about the Tudor era and it’s subjects. Keep up the good work!

  88. Cavan Mulligan says:

    I’ve always been fascinated by Henry VIII and his court, especially by Anne Boleyn and The Anne Boleyn Files gives insight to a side of this period that isn’t always shown. I love reading all the articles and comments to see what other people think about the era that I love so much.

  89. Lainey says:

    My partner has just introduced me to this fantastic site and I love it. Anne Boleyn is so intriguing and it’s wonderful to get an insight into the lesser known facts.

  90. Cheryl Esselman says:

    I really enjoy your site as it is so informative about this era in time I have become obsessed with and love looking at the jewelry! Thank you!

  91. lorna says:

    I thought I was the only person who loved Anne Boleyn so it was absolutely fantastic to come across your website and I’ve learned so much from it especially about her execution keep up the good work please!

  92. Nannette says:

    I have always loved Tudor history. I read my first book, Francis Hackett’s Henry VIII at age 8. Didn’t understand it all but it got me started. I love the Anne Boleyn files because I continue to learn and see new research, new theories. It is like an ongoing college level history course. Please know that your hard work is very appreciated!

  93. Michele L. says:

    This is one of my favorite eras in history and I love the updates – most of which I had never read before!

  94. Lynn Donovan says:

    I love the no-nonsense information you get about Anne Boleyn and the tudor era. A lot of little known facts the dont teach you in History class

  95. hannah says:

    I love your website. Anything to do with anne boleyn and the tudors is my one passion. I am constantly on your site either eyeing the gorgeous items to buy or reading the articles amd information. I always read the Q+A’s and enjoy the breakdown of books and shows and how much detail has gone into providing information on this site to provide the difference between fact amd fiction. Keep up the amazing work! Xx

  96. I have always been interested in history and king henry along with his whole history and stories and of course the boyeln girls and the family I have also been learning a lot more about the families involved with henry and will continue to be interested in

  97. Kim says:

    There are so many things I love about this website to pick out one is extremely hard. Since I have to pick only one, I would have to say seeing things through the people that have actually visited the places I so desperately want to see is at the top of the list.
    I live in New Jersey in the US and I have not had the good fortune to be able to visit (yet) all the historic places that go along with this time period.
    Reading all the posts and seeing the pictures of everyone’s experience has let me be there through all of you. For that, I am so grateful.
    The 1st thing on my Bucket List is a LONG vacation in London, but times being the way they are no one is sure of what will happen and no one really knows how much time they have.
    I am grateful to all of you for sharing the wonderful experiences you have had and the truly great places you all have been.
    Thank You
    Happy Holidays to you all.

  98. MARY KEEELEY says:

    I have been a member of the “Anne Boleyn Files also the Membership when it was available for years and I never get enough. When I pull up my email in the morning and see “Anne Boleyn Files” I skip everything else even the childrens mail and go directly to the article. (I don’t want to miss anything} In a few weeks we will be going to Europe for a few weeks and my email plan will be the same. I hope I will get one of your giveaways .
    A faithful follower
    Mary

  99. nicola gilmour says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files. Anne Boleyn is my most favourite queen of all time and love to see justice for her as i believe she was iocent of all charges brought against her. I love looking forward to your emails and Facebook posts

  100. Jean Cadman Smith says:

    I love this website, it’s so informative, a concise capture of the Tudor era like no other. I’ve always been fascinating by that era. Many citizens of the Tudor era have come alive for me and especially Anne Boleyn whom I became interested in after watching “The Tudors”.

    Thank you for all you do

  101. Maggie says:

    I enjoy your site so much and the way you portray Anne as a fascinating,real person, not solely part of a collection of historical facts. I have gleaned so much information from subscribing to The Anne Boleyn Files. Thank you very much.

  102. Dounia says:

    I adore The Anne Boleyn Files website, when I want to know something Tudor related this is the first place I look for information. It has tons of links to explore and is updated daily, I always love the read them. I also love the shop <3 <3
    How more I know about the Queen Anne Boleyn and her live, how more I get interested and love the read more about everything what is Tudor related.

  103. katie skeoch says:

    I love the history and the book recommendations are great too!!

  104. Debra says:

    LOVE all things Tudor! Anne Boleyn is my heroine!

  105. Zoe Tatton says:

    I went to visit The Tower of London a few weeks ago and now i am addicted to all things to do with The Tudors. I Love this page as it gives me so much information as i delve deeper in to the amazing lives of Henry and his wives. Thank you for helping me with my new addiction. 🙂

  106. Jessica Davy says:

    Watching the Tudors and reading up on the history has led me and my husband (of 3 weeks, yay!) to decide on London and the English Countryside for our honeymoon! We’d LOVE to learn more about the history before we go 🙂

  107. Nicole F says:

    Wow! I’ve never seen so many comments on a post before 🙂 I truly enjoy everything your site has to offer, and I’m so excited to receive my Anne Boleyn jewelry soon. I’ve read everything you’ve posted and own all your books. Thank you for bringing Anne Boleyn to life for me. 🙂

  108. Allie says:

    I love this site for the simple fact I learn new things every day I visit. For example, I learn important facts about the people at court. Plus I love Anne Boleyn

  109. Tiffany says:

    I read this EVERY day, first thing in the morning – its how I get my Tudor fix! Thanks for always posting thought provoking and interesting content!

  110. Samantha says:

    You’re so meticulous, dedicated and passionate! Spent many hours working overnights reading your posts!

  111. Kaitlyn Cornell says:

    I have to thank the Anne Boleyn Files for all its accuracy. There are days when all I want to do is research life in Tudor history, but usually you have to do some serious digging to get to the good research pieces. Unfortunately, I’m in college and cannot take days out of my schedule to do what I love! I get so excited when I get those emails and posts from the Anne Boleyn files because I know it’s accurate and informative. It makes research simpler for me, and I’m sure for others. Thank you for pointing us in the right direction!!!!

  112. Krista says:

    I love the enormous amount of information on this website, not just about Anne Boleyn, but the Tudor Dynasty in general, and anyone involved in the time period. I love this website for sparking my interest in the subject and how now, years later, I still cannot get enough- so thank goodness for the On This Day posts!

  113. Michelle says:

    I love when some little bit of information pops up that I have never heard before! 🙂

  114. Lisa says:

    I’ve been enthralled with Anne Boleyn ever since I saw The Six Wives of Henry VIII back in the early 70’s. I Love this site, because even after all these years of loving Anne, and reading so many books about her, I always find something new about her and her family here. It’s amazing!

  115. Tina Galli says:

    I love the tudor era! Here is a poem I wrote about Henry VII!

    The Tudor Dynasty

    The whole fate of England hangs in the balance,
    King Henry the VII is coming he is very valiant,
    Margaret Beaufort finally has her prayers answered,
    Her son becomes king because of the life he served,
    According to her it was all in God’s plan,
    And now all the traitors are explicitly banned,
    From the court and the life they once knew,
    Some heads will be chopped peace will rule,

    But to venture near the crown puts one in peril,
    And his reign will be held like wine in a barrel,
    Maybe he was mad like his forefathers before him,
    With the strain of it all his sanity slowly dimming,
    Because he swears that there are so many,
    Plotting to take his reign for a single penny,
    He will never know peace in his own mind,
    For the death of two princes at his hand, was he blind?

    The one thing he knows he has found a good wife,
    In her he finds the one thing he has never had in life,
    And as a result a solid relationship blooms,
    Out of a marriage that everybody says was doomed,
    He finds the peace that he seeks in his new queen,
    She loves him and guides him to Margaret’s chagrin,
    He has been on the run and hiding through life,
    And finally he can stop and enjoy his new wife,

    And Elizabeth plays her part of queen to the hilt,
    And together the Tudor Dynasty is finally built,
    But if you think the throne is finally secure,
    The madness is just starting waiting for more,
    Their son Henry the VIII is standing in line,
    And his reign will be madness a sure sign,
    He will never have a son to secure the throne,
    And finally a female will rule on her own.

  116. Charlene Collins says:

    I love history and this site has tons of information!!

  117. Willow says:

    What I have to comment about this contest sounds cheesy, but please be assured that it is absolute truth.

    I do not want one of these prize packs specifically for myself. I have a very dear friend who is also a lover of Anne Boleyn. She has had a lot of bad things happen to her on the Internet, and no longer owns a computer or the means to enter this contest on her own. And, truth be told, her birthday is tomorrow.

    So I am entering it on her behalf as well as my own. If we were to win anything, I would gladly and happily split the prize with my dear friend.

    Together we would be, “the most happy.”

  118. Melissa says:

    Claire,
    I just love your site! When I first discovered Anne Boleyn, it was as if a fire had been started inside me…..I just wanted to know more! One day, I decided to do an Anne Boleyn search on Facebook, just for the heck of it, & you showed up. I have been a follower of your’s ever since!
    You site is so interesting & comprehensive, there is material here that I would have never set out to look for, but was thrilled to find it here to read. I also love that you created your sister-site, The Elizabeth Files….my 2 favorite women in history & there is a site for each of them!! Woo-Hoo!
    I have a couple of your books on my Kindle, and I use them for reference a lot when I come across something that “doesn’t quite sound right” in regards to Anne or Elizabeth (of course, I’ve read them just to read them, as well, lol). I have been dreaming of all of those prizes you’ve listed in your giveaway…the Anne scarf, I would wear every single day, the ‘new’ book Two Poets (about G.Boleyn & H. Howard) I have been dying to read….
    Thank you, Claire, for this website & for your dedication to keeping the truth of Anne Boleyn in the open & not allowing for modern, fictional tales to be taken for fact. You rock!
    Melissa

  119. Leigh says:

    I love learning new information about the Tudors! Every time you think you know it all, there’s more to learn !

  120. Paula says:

    I subscribed to the ABF fairly recently, and I really enjoy the “mailings” I receive in my inbox. I’ve also been reading as many of the previous posts as time allows! Thank you for sharing your passion.

  121. Daniela says:

    An amazing website with interesting, fascinating and very well researched articles. It is wonderful learning about this period in history and reading these articles posted on the Anne Boleyn files, I am learning something new and thrilling everyday, so a big thank you!

  122. Belle says:

    I enjoy being able to get my fix of Tudor info! Thanks!

  123. Nancy says:

    What’s not to love about the Anne Boleyn Files? It’s difficult to mention all of the things that I love about it! Mostly, I guess, I love the passion that Claire puts into her articles. Before the Anne Boleyn Files came along, I thought that I was the only one who was passionate about Tudor history. I look forward every day to opening the Anne Boleyn Files and seeing what jewel of wisdom Claire has researched for us!

  124. Jennifer says:

    Love this site. So much info. I really enjoy the quotes section. My fave is “No English Queen has made more impact on the history of the nation than Anne Boleyn, and few have been so persistently maligned.” — Joanna Denny “Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England’s Tragic Queen”

  125. Elles Wuits says:

    I love Tudor history and in my opinion, Anne is the most interesting person of the period. After all she was the one Henry made the changes for which are still valid today and she is the mother of the most flamboyant queen England has ever had!!!

  126. Marie says:

    So glad to have found you. Always been interested in Tudor history and like to separate fact from fiction. It seems that Anne Boleyn is a favorite of many. Appreciate all the work you do and share with the rest of us so freely.

  127. Monika Jayne says:

    I love the ‘files’ site because now I have a fellowship of other obsessed Tudor talking people to share my nerdy fetish with. I no longer have to bore my family with my endless tirades against authors who inject bad scholarship into their ‘histories’, or yak for an hour and a half about how bad the costumes were on a certain program depicting Medieval dresses with zippers. Now I have people who CARE about these things. I also love the ABF site because I can go to one place and get a list of books and sources that allows me to fact check for myself. Thank you!

  128. Erin says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because I very much enjoy learning new things about Tudor history. I find it to be one of the most fascinating times to learn about and this website teaches me something new every day. My favorite part would have to be the this day in history post that I read on Facebook every day! Thank you and keep up the great work!!

  129. Terri says:

    How can you not love the Anne Boleyn files which keeps history alive? I have been a Tudor fan for a long time and have often referred to this site to get true answers. Each visit I find something new and interesting. I am pulled from the present and brought back into history and walk among those that have captured my interest and heart.

  130. Donna says:

    I love this site! I learn something new every time I’m on the site.

  131. It is well organized and easy to navigate. Everything I need.

  132. Lori says:

    I can always find an entry for whatever question I have around the Tudor period in history at this site. I have learned so much here. Thanks so much.

  133. Branko Horvat says:

    I’ve visited Hever Castle and Hampton Court Palace in the UK last year. It was amazing. (Un)Fortunately, I discovered the “The Anne Boleyn Files website” few montsh ago, but now it gives me thrills reading the stories and remembering the places where Anne Boleyn spend significant part of her life.

    Well done! Great job!! Keep up the good work!

  134. Cathy Kubitz says:

    Thank you for this wonderful, free, informative website!! I love all things Tudor and your site is just spot on with great information! Keep up the good work!!

  135. Marilyn says:

    The ABF site is the cherry on the icing on the cake that is Anne Boleyn! Tried to load image of me in my Anne Boleyn wedding dress (40 years ago) to show how much I have loved and followed AB. Our living room is dedicated to Tudor/Medieval times. My husband registered me on your site as a ‘gift’ knowing how deeply interested I am. Just keep on keeping on. 🙂

  136. Kayla Pritchard says:

    I stumbled upon this page through Facebook. When I see new posts, its like Christmas everyday! I love all of the tidbits of information and share with you a thorough fascination with the Tudor time period. Thank you for all of your work!

  137. Lauren Burke says:

    I have loved the Tudor era for as long as I can remember. I even have a Tudor rose tattoo! This contest sounds so fun! What great prizes! And I am so glad to be a facebook fan of this site. 🙂

  138. Lori says:

    I love that I’m not the only one interested in more than the popular loosely historical fiction products available for mass consumption.

  139. Heather says:

    I love coming to the Anne Boleyn Files because I KNOW I am reading facts and not secondhand guess work. I am reading the work of professionals who appreciate this history as much as I do. Thank you Claire, for all your work.

  140. Jeanne Halsey says:

    What a relief to know there are other sane people in this world who share my obsession about one of history’s greatest people! And to think that Anne and Henry’s love produced the world’s most outstanding queen is what makes Anne Boleyn so honorable to me. Keep up the great work, and know you are immensely appreciated by your fans.

  141. Trurena says:

    The only site I can go to and it tells me everything I want to know about the English history 1400 to 1600 + I live in the USA and love England’s history…weird I guess. I love Anne
    Boleyn, so fascinated about it all!

  142. cyndi says:

    I love this site! I visit daily as well as the Facebook page. I use the site for research and fact checking, and enjoy the lively discussions and debates that we have!

  143. paigeboleyn says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files is my key source of information regarding Anne Boleyn. I absolutely love her history and story. This website has made it possible for me to expand my passion for understanding just who she was. Every day I find out something about Anne Boleyn from this website that I never knew before! The Anne Boleyn Files is an amazing website that I love visiting. Thank you for creating a place where I feel at home.

  144. Colleen says:

    I spend so much time feeding my own “Tudor addiction” here! I’ve been fascinated by Anne Boleyn since I was a kid (which is saying a lot since I’m in America and most people here have no idea who Anne was!), and am using this site to help with my own research for an historical novel about her. Oh, and my 14-yr-old miniature dachshund is named Annie, for Anne Boleyn! Our male dachshund is Watson, but that’s a different subject. Thanks for maintain this site!!

  145. Moriah says:

    Anne Boleyn has an interesting person. This website has made her more human in her story than just a political pawn.

  146. Laura says:

    I love everything about this website; it covers so many topic areas in many forms. It is thorough and always exciting. I can log on anytime and always learn something new and fun. There is a plethora of people that contribute to this amazing site. Thanks to everyone and their great love for everything Anne the Queen. <3

  147. Lacey Noggle says:

    The Anne Boleyn files is a wonderful website! I came across it after watching a show and wondering how accurate it was. The information here is reliable and well researched, and not to mention fun to read! I love it! Thank you for all you do, it is much appreciated!

  148. GinneyB says:

    I love this website! Every morning I get up it is the first thing that I read. It is full of interesting facts, stories and myth busters. Thank you so much for such a wonderful website. I hope it is around for years and years!

  149. Emma Kendall says:

    I have loved history since I was a child and the Tudor dynasty in particular, I am a facebook follower and subscriber to the website and everyday check my news feed, emails and the website for more information. Your posts are not only insightful, interesting, and sometimes bring me to tears but I love how much your love and interest comes across in then! It is inspiring! It has inspired me to do my Extended Project Qualification at College on the prevalence
    of fiction of fact in a history context where I will be using Anne Bolyen as a case study but it has also given me the confidence to go to university and study medieval history at degree level and possibly write my own book!

  150. Cynthia Drake says:

    I have loved Anne since I was about 12 years old. I love your site because it presents such a balanced, historically accurate yet fun and playful place for us Annephiles (is there such a word?) to get together and learn from one another. And I would love to win!

  151. Erez Davy says:

    We love the Tudors!

  152. Jill Koerber says:

    This is my absolute FAVORITE Tudor/Anne Boleyn site on the internet. I always learn something new, and I know that its accurate. I love your shop, always on it. I love all the articles about every Tudor, and the history. Keep up the good work!

  153. Sarah says:

    The Anne Boleyn files are just great for those blasts of inspiration and historical fact that come popping into your inbox. I’m currently researching a tudor biography and every snippet sends me off on a new trail!

  154. Maya says:

    I really enjoy the level-headed discussion of controversial issues in Tudor history.

  155. Jillian Ricks says:

    My husband suggested The Anne Boleyn Files FB to me and I am SO GLAD he did! I just finished reading The Anne Boleyn Collection that I downloaded for my Kindle and I have to say… best read in a long time! I was actually sad when I finished because I didn’t want it to end. That has happened in so long.

    I love this website, especially the resources for all things Tudor. The gift shop is a great touch! Anne Boleyn has always fascinated me, and I never saw her as a villain. I’ve always admired her for her intelligence and her passion. No, I wouldn’t want my husband to replace me with someone younger, but I really don’t see Anne as ‘the other woman’ even though maybe I should.

    Thank you for creating such a rich, smart website/community dedicated to Anne the Quene!

  156. Carl Wood says:

    I enjoy reading about Ann Boleyn here because your enthusiasm is infectious and I am a lover of History.

  157. Gay Linn Edwards says:

    Having portrayed Elizabeth I for 25+ years, Anne Boleyn is near and dear to my heart. Thank you for keeping her spirit alive with your site, books and such. It is nice to see a place where we can find positive information and ideas about Her vs. the scandal and lies that the general populous seems to believe. Thank you. Thank you.

  158. Joy says:

    We will never really know what was, and certainly never know what might have been. That’s the appeal of this episode in history, I think.

  159. carrie says:

    I love Anne Boleyn files because I love the Tudor era. And with the way the articles are written I can us my imagination to go back in time.

  160. Brandi says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files. I look forward to getting the daily “On This Day in Tudor History” e-mails. Not only does it peek my interest a little more each time I always learn something new. I also love the fact that we’re notified any time a new Anne Boleyn or Tudor book is released. It helps to feed my addiction : )

    Thank you for this AMAZING website!!

  161. Indiana Karanovic says:

    I stumbled upon this website when I was working on my history essay about Anne Boleyn last year and I found it very interesting that I subscribed immediately. It feels like all the information I find here is genuine and also enchanting in a way. Once I read an article from the newsletter I tend to read a few more. It newer feels like a waste of time.
    Medieval history is my favorite part, especially the English one.
    The suggested books here about Anne Boleyn were very helpful and so were the articles.
    As I wanted to have a few different books to work with I also found another book somewhere by Charlotte St. George – The Most Happy, and I can say that I was disappointed. I bought that book because I couldn’t get it at the library and then it found out that the book didn’t even have a proper description; I’m not even sure if I could find the publisher’s name. Anyway, the information from this site was extremely good and I eagerly await every newsletter. Keep up with the good work! I love it!

    Regards,
    Indiana

  162. April Pistole says:

    I love reading the Anne Boleyn Files, until I found you I had no idea there was such a family of Anne Fans! I have been obsessed with Anne since I was a child and saw the PBS series The Six Wives of Henry XIII in the 70’s. Thank you for teaching me so much about Anne and this, my favorite time in history!

  163. Patty says:

    Congratulations.
    I enjoy the information you provide and the little interesting tidbits. I’m a fan of the period, obviously, and the insights are what make your blog fun

  164. Pamela says:

    I love this site! So much factual information as well as fun information! Love love, love!

  165. Lori Otta says:

    I love history and have always had an affinity for all things Tudor. Anne always struck me as a scapegoat for Henry and Cromwell. When I found your website, I was overjoyed to find out I wasn’t alone. Thank you for all you do to clear up all the mud that others have thrown at Anne and to make the truth clear for all. Please keep it up!

  166. Jennifer Jacobs says:

    I look forward to seeing an email from your site, or a notification on my Facebook timeline, alerting me to a new article! Each one is so informative and interesting! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us…my obsession with Anne continues!

  167. Melissa says:

    I love reading about these Tudors. I’ve been studying them for so long, certainly before it became trendy, that these people feel like a sort of family. 🙂

  168. Sheila says:

    I love History, but especially reading about Tudor History. I’ve always wanted to know more about Ann Boleyn as she is my favorite wife of Henry VIII and you give me a wealth of knowledge with “The Ann Boleyn Files” site and books and each time I’m here, I just love her more. Thank you for all your hard work and research!! Love your site!

  169. Penny Castillo says:

    The history of the Tudors has always been of interest to many who love Royal history. With the HBO series, the interest has peaked even more. As a historian, I love to see people get excited about history. I’ve been able to find things on this page that I haven’t been able to find in libraries. The best part is the mention of Henry’s other wives. Catherine Howard is one Queen that I have not found anywhere but this site. If it wasn’t for the series I don’t think anyone would know who she is. Your site is so fun and educational. Thank you for teaching us.

  170. Fatima says:

    Hello!
    Well, I love Anne Boleyn Files because the Tudor period is fascinating, and yet so surrounded in myth and legend that it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction. ABF does a great work doing that and, also, brings to light some forgotten or maligned historical people, and reminds you that they were, well, people.

  171. Abbie McDonough says:

    I love this site for some many reasons. The Tudors are one of my favourite period of History. I love how well it’s updated. All the articles are well researched. Just everything about this website really! Keep up the amazing work 🙂

  172. Barbara says:

    As a devotee of Tudor history, The Anne Boleyn Files has provided the unique opportunity for me to live and experience, albeit vicariously, this amazing time period. The site offers the visitors a full historical perspective into Anne’s tragic fall from grace while entertaining the viewers with peripheral information relative to attire, food, locations and all things relative to the Tudor period. I look forward to visiting your site on a daily basis to be transported to my favorite period in history. Thank you for your unique and relevant contributions!

  173. I absolutely love the Tudors and their huge dent on history. I so enjoy seeing new posts and emails from you everyday because I learn something new everyday! You are so excellent at getting facts correct and clearing the air of myth and truth. I love all of Henry’s wives like I’ve read you say before as well, but Anne Boleyn is my favorite because she is so tragic and misunderstood! Thank you for your hard work and I hope I’m in the running to win one of your delightful prizes!

  174. Norita says:

    The Anne Boleyn files nurture my love for all things Tudor…and the postings are fact not fiction! Well done!!

  175. Julie Arndt says:

    I have been reading about and studying the Tudor family since I was in fifth grade (I’m in graduate school now) and continue to be fascinated by these people. Elizabeth was my first obsession, but once I started reading about Anne I was enchanted by her. A few years ago I happened upon this website and cannot believe all the things I’ve learned about this amazing woman, the time in which she lived, and the people she would have known. Getting emails with the newest articles always brightens up my day. Thank you for your work!!

  176. Samantha V says:

    I just love that this site brings the Tudor history alive for me!

  177. Amy says:

    I have always had an odd fascination of the Tudors and Anne Boleyn. I feel drawn to them and am forever curious to know more. Of Henry VIII’s wives, Anne is the most interesting. So is his life around her. I just wanna know more. That’s one thing I love about this site. I get my daily dose of Tudor ( and especially Anne Boleyn ) trivia.

  178. Ania says:

    I found this page about 2 months ago and I am addicted to it 🙂 I love your “On this day in Tudors history” posts on facebook and every day I am waiting for the next one. The best thing on this page is that you write only on the basis of reliable sources and not rumors and hearsay story. I wish you good luck and endless enthusiasm for work

  179. Linda Davies says:

    I only discovered the Anne Boleyn Files earlier this year – what a find! I’ve always loved the Tudors but especially the relationship between Henry and Anne. I’ve learned so much about them from your brilliant website and every time I see there’s an email from you I open it before anything else! It’s great to read the facts and not all the fiction that has been written about AB – you have really put the records straight – I look forward to continuing my education! Thanks.

  180. Brenda German Flanders says:

    I ADORE this page, I have been fascinated by Anne Boleyn and the Tudor family for YEARS. Your writing and descriptions make that time in history come to life for me. Thank you!

  181. Jillian says:

    Anne Boleyn Files has been a wealth of information for me during my own self-guided research over the years. It’s helped me to explain different historical matters easily with my boys as well! The facts, the opinions, the knowledge, all backed by contemporary accounts that are clearly stated. Since my late Elementary School days, I’ve had a connection to Anne Boleyn, and this site has only brought that connection closer to me! Thank you for your time, effort and consistency! It’s much appreciated!

  182. Michelle says:

    What I love about the Anne Boleyn Files is the constant and vigilant research. Every article is backed up with primary sources. I also love the fact that I get introduced to many new books and projects. I’ve collected quite a few books and rented many more at the library because of this website and I thank you for that.

  183. Trisha says:

    How very generous of you. I love this site. It is fun and informative.

  184. Alan Wybrow says:

    I have been studying the Tudor period for a number of years as it is the most facinating period in British history. As such, I find your site a most helpful source of information and insight which has added immense data to my studies. Looking forward to more great articles and certainly keep up your great work.

  185. Samantha says:

    I love this website because it gives people a chance to share their passion. I love the Tudors and The Boleyn family. This is a passion of mine as well as my best friend. we actually got matching tattoos of the Tudor rose along with the B necklace. I think this website is absolutely incredible, and I want to thank you guys for making it. 🙂

  186. Ellen Dean says:

    I love this site. It’s great to see that so many other people share my passion of Anne Boleyn and everything Tudor related. Me and my friend Samantha got matching B necklace and Tudor rose tattoos. 🙂 I love that i can get Tudor related jewelry and shirts and books that are hard to find anywhere else. I added this site as my go-to for what i want for the holidays! Also the articles and other information is a great source of discussion between me and my bestie. I really enjoy this site. Keep up the great work!

  187. Liz Gaverluk says:

    Liz Gaverluk
    My daughter and I have been Tudors enthusiasts for many years, and this fall enjoyed a visit to Britain which has increased our appetite for more information. Your site is absolutely wonderful and a wealth of information. Now we have actully been there and walked on British soil everything is much more exciting. Thank you for sharing with all of us.

  188. shelby crosby says:

    I love all your knowledge that you share with us daily.

  189. Richard Hartman says:

    I enjoy that The Anne Boleyn Files (and the Elizabeth Files) have and always will provide well thought out, informative articles and that I can feel the passion of the topic coming from you when they are read. I also enjoy the entertainment of some of the debates the follow some of your posts and how you set the example of how to professionally argue points and occasionally shut down these arguments with the facts

    !I joined The Anne Boleyn Files a little over a year ago. I obtained my fascination with the Tudor era through attendance of Renaissance Festivals many years back. I needed to understand everything so I began reading all I could to “educate” myself. In doing so I felt a deep sympathy for Anne and a great appreciation of Elizabeth I and cannot stop reading on the topic. I am now one of the biggest historically correct geeks when it comes to portrayal at the Faires I attend. Most recently I attended a Faire that had Henry VIII and Jane Seymour &I found that I had a little animosity towards Jane (nope I don’t have it bad at all)….

  190. Jenny says:

    Love Anne and her daughter Elizabeth. They are both historical leadership inspirations. Love your dedication to Anne!

  191. M. Paola says:

    There was a time,
    When all began
    At first was Claire,
    That dreamed of Anne
    And after years of studies and books,
    Spent with Henry and Tudor’s groups
    A new great idea
    Caused many smiles..
    The birth of “The Anne Boleyn files”

    So…this is my little personal “thank you”…it’s full of mistakes, my english is not good..this site is for me the North Star in this beautiful journey on Anne and Tudor’s history.
    Thank you Claire, I hope I’ll meet you one day.
    Regards, Paola

    1. Boudicca says:

      What a wonderful poem as a thank you!!

      1. M. Paola says:

        🙂 thank you @Boudicca

  192. Mac Daly says:

    The Anne Boleyn files is a great source of information about all things Tudor, not just Anne. I get a lot of great tidbits from the daily updates. I know a quite a bit of Tudor history, but I always learn something new. I really appreciate the reviews of new books and shows, and always take advantage of the bargains posted. Keep up the good work!

  193. Jessica C. says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files because it is a website that gathers history, true facts, everyone’s opinion and thoughts about what is still veiled and unknown of Tudor history. We also can find reviews of books and a shop where you can buy Tudor/ Renaissance inspired jewels, clothes. It is also thanks to this website that I’ve met great friends with whom I can share my passion! It is a great place, thank you Claire for creating it! xxxx

  194. Amber says:

    Your website is amazing! I love learning about Anne Boleyn along with everything else during the Tudor Dynasty. I think you have done an amazing job with this website and with your books. Reading on this website is the first thing I do every morning, through out the day, and before I go to bed! I’m addicted :P. Me and my husband are planning a trip soon and I have been able to compile so many wonderful places to visit through reading this website. I love everything Anne Boleyn. I believe she was such a strong woman and reading this site has opened up my eyes and given me such a different outlook on all of the people living during that time.

  195. Kathleen says:

    The Anne Boleyn web site is just so refreshing. I love to turn to it after reading the horrors we live with today in the press because it reminds me of all the actual progress we humans have made in some parts of the world. Such as the position of women today in England and other western countries compared to the Tudor period. Can’t really say beheading has stopped as we now read of it again frequently in the Middle East but all in all I am so happy to be alive today. I have purchased some of your products and find them most enjoyable also.

  196. Eliza says:

    I love that Claire always tries to find the truth about Anne Boleyn! That the Anne Boleyn Files debunks myths and backs all up with primary sources!!
    Keep up the good job, Claire!!

  197. Mary Ann Cade says:

    One of the most important and one of the best things about The Anne Boleyn Files is the fact that every single time I visit the website, I learn something new about Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII and the Tudor Dynasty.

    I believe that Claire does a fantastic job with researching documents from the time when these individuals were living and giving us new information that allows us to separate fact from fiction as well as debunking myths and legends commonly accepted as facts.

    Many of these documents would simply not be accessible to everyone so it is wonderful when she can peel back the layers of time and may one feel as if he or she is actually living at the Tudor court and witnessing the events first hand.

    Every time I open my email and find a newsletter from The Anne Boleyn Files, it brightens my day and puts a big smile on my face.

  198. Yvette says:

    I love your website. There are so many interesting articles and pictures! Alll of that makes me want to visit England and see some of these places myself. I am a MAJOR history buff and love being immersed in history every time I visit your site or blog which is usually nearly every day! Keep up the good work. And Thank you for doing it!

  199. Boudicca says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files is first on my morning list of things to do!! It’s better then my first cup of morning coffee!!! Mahalo for all the hard work and love you put into all that you do!!

  200. Yann says:

    Well because it is the best website about Anne Boleyn, it really fed my yearning for knowledge about Anne and helped me chose the best books to buy 🙂 Also it is quite practical, when abroad without any books, to have this site to get my Boleyn fix !
    Congratulations Claire ! It’s been now more than 3 years that I follow this site and I certainly do not plan to get rid af that habit :p

  201. Wendy says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files website is an amazing source of information and interesting facts and tidbits. This site is perfect for anyone whose interest in Anne Boleyn is casual to the full blow fanatic!! Thank you for all your work and effort.

  202. Tricia says:

    The Anne Boleyn files are an excellent way for me to learn about my favorite period of history! There is always something new and interesting, I am so grateful for this site. Thanks so much!

  203. Breonna says:

    I really enjoy the Anne Boleyn files because Tudor history is my favorite time period! I am currently in school for history as I would like to be a curator someday! This website feeds my need for Tudor history addiction!! 🙂

  204. Sandy Nicholson says:

    I want to congratulate you Claire on the success of your books and the absolute cult flowing you have gained here with my fellow enthusiasts of all things “Anne Boleyn”. I am absolutely transported into the Tudor world each and every time I visit your website and so enjoy my long, lingering visits into English history. Love your facebook posts sharing even more facts with the dedicated followers of your website. Your emails are always read first and devoured from top to bottom. I’ve always enjoyed reading anything I could get my hands on about Anne and Henry. Historical fiction is engaging and fun but it is even more fun to know the difference between the fact and the fiction and your thorough research and dedicated sharing of it makes that possible for me. I look forward to acquiring each of your books and as many pieces of the jewelry as I can. Thank you so much for the brilliant work and dedication you share with all of us!

  205. Hanna says:

    I adore the Anne Boleyn files for its use providing valuable historical sources about my favorite character in history! As a student, I’m always looking stuff up here for reference as I can always be sure of their accuracy, and as a history geek I’m always trawling to see what new events I can learn about. For both of these the Anne Boleyn files is an invaluable tool – thank you so much for taking the time to set it up! x

  206. Brittany says:

    Honestly, I love the information given. I truly in my heart believe that Anne was wrongly put to death by King Henry. She is one of my favorite historical characters and I love finding out things I never knew about her from the site. It’s a wonderful wonderful resource that I’ve used on many school projects. ^_^

  207. Terri says:

    The Anne Boleyn site is the best thing that has happened in my life. I thought I was the only one who was obsessed with Anne and Henry. I see that I am not!! Thank you for the gift of the site to millions out there like me.

  208. Angelica says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because I have learned so much more about her and I am going to school with major in history hoping to one day investigate more about her, her family, and the Tudors. I have many books that I plan to read over the winter break and your books were on my list to buy. Thank you for this amazing website!!

  209. Stephanie says:

    I was so excited when I discovered this website a few years ago. I thought I was the only person who was an English history geek. The Anne Boleyn Files site has connected me to a whole world of history and learning. I love the information, the books, the history and the products and accessories. Basically, I love everything about the site. 🙂 Thank you so much for such a great resource.

  210. Donna says:

    I’ve researched and read about the Tudor period for years and just can’t seem to get enough of it! This site has by far the best when it comes to the level of research and reputable sources. I can literally get lost for hours reading all the info. Thank you Claire!

  211. Elaine Morgan says:

    I’m new to your site and Facebook page and have loved going through the immense information that you provide to research not only Anne Boleyn but the Tudor period in general. You’re so generous with your knowledge and I deeply appreciate that.

  212. I love anything Anne Boleyn related. I love the research involved in the site!!..It is a pleasure to read!! Very informative! Thank you!

  213. Ann-Kristin Bakken says:

    I love everything Tudor. It all stated out with the tv-series and then I was stuck. I read and watch everything I can get a hold of because it’s interesting, educating and highly entertaining in it’s own little way. <3
    A.B/Sweden

  214. Anne Barnhill says:

    I have been a fan for several years. There are so many things I love about the AB Files. First, Claire’s inquisitive and insightful mind and the dedication she shows to all thins Tudor.
    And the site is beautifully maintains with attractive art along with fascinating material. I’m an ABFiles Fan!

  215. Matthew says:

    My interest in Tudor history has just started to flourish and the Anne Boleyn website has allowed this interest to expand even further.

  216. Jim Hayden says:

    As an ancestor, I love reading about her, and the family. Thanks.

  217. Jessica Poore says:

    I think it’s safe to say that I’m OBSESSED with Anne Boleyn and anything Tudor related so I love having a place I can go and see what others have to say about the people I’ve grown to love and share my opinions with. Loooove this site and everything it has to offer!!

  218. Camille says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files website. Always something new about Anne Boleyn and Tudor history.

  219. Isabella says:

    The best part about the AnneBoleynFiles is its extensive range of knowledge on ALL people. Not just Anne and those which surround her!

    I found this website last year and already had signed up on my first visit. It had everything I needed and more, with lots of choice of opinions from many different sources.

    Before September I was homeschooled and as a strong passion lived research, especially on that of The Tudor’s. I watched 3 series of the BBC TV Program when I was younger and watched many movies based on them or around their era.

    Now I have joined the school system I have found after discussing history club with one of my teachers that they also use you quite a lot for when they are working on The Tudors! The feeling I received was pure elation. I felt so connected.

    I have learnt so much with this site and could not live without each email update. I seriously look forward to them 🙂

    I am 15, I love The Tudor’s and the book The Kings Pleasure inspired me to find you!

  220. Tina Tipton says:

    I have been subscribed for about a year now. I enjoy the daily history updates. Also, it is such a pleasure to read about small details I hadn’t heard before or different interpretations.

  221. Tina Wenrich says:

    Love the Anne Boleyn Files. The History of the Tudor age is very interesting. All the little daily history update you do are awesome!! Thanks

  222. Philip says:

    I love the daily ‘What happened on this day’ information. Please keep posting these

  223. Cora Miller says:

    This is a site that is such a pleasure for me to see happen and for me to be a part of.
    I am a true fan of the Tudors, Elizabeth I being my absolute favourite. Anne was and still is a mystery in many ways. But for all that happened to her, she produced the greatest queen of all time. Elizabeth was I believe a combination of her father and her mother. Brilliant, tempermental, astute, had such wonderful political acumen. The greatest men of her time regarded her almost as man. Anne was all of those things as well.
    Thank you for this site, it is wonderful and a truly great treat for me.
    Cora Miller

  224. kim says:

    i enjoy your personal interaction and reading your interpretation of events. it was interesting to learn that the primary sources did not claim that anne boleyn and the VIII’s relationship went dowhill right after marriage and that anne encouraged instead of manipulated him when he treated his ex-wife and daughter badly.

  225. Ashley says:

    I absolutely adore Anne Boleyn and the Tudor Era. I was very excited when I came across this website over a year or so ago. I love how this website offers plenty of information on Anne, and especially each day offers what happened in the Tudor era. Last year for my birthday my Boyfriend was able to purchase me Anne Boleyn gifts from this website, and I was thrilled to receive them (anne mirror, earrings, and magnets). I really want to get the B necklace (which will be on my Birthday cake next month). This website is the ultimate source for any information on Anne Boleyn (and daily emails) and I will continue to come to this website all the time!

  226. Estrella says:

    I have always been fascinated by Anne Boleyn’s story. She’s such a complex character. This website shows not only the basic, most important facts, but the fun and little-known ones. It’s fantastic to have such a reliable and unique website. Keep up the great work!

  227. Thank you Claire for all the hard work and dedication you have put into the Anne Boleyn Files over the years. Your site has become the to-go place for Anne Boleyn and Tudor research. I love your passion, as a historian myself, I understand your commitment to getting the record straight about Anne and her times. I particular love the guest posting by both fiction and non-fiction authors, you have helped create a vibrant and lively community of Tudor era scholars and authors.

  228. Kelli says:

    I have always admired Anne for her being an ordinary girl who was raised to extrordinary heights. She is a role model for so many of us who are dragged down by unfair labels. She stood fast in her beliefs even when she was at death’s door, and did a lot of good for the people of Britain. I love your site because you have so much variety in representing her.

  229. Dawn Bloxsom says:

    I have always loved the story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. I love this part of history. I enjoy visiting the different area to learn things I have did not know. I am so glad that I have found this site.

  230. Annette says:

    The articles are always so interesting and well-researched. I admire Queen Anne and am very interested in her family and life and times, and am so delighted to have this wonderful resource in my in-box each week. Thank you.

  231. Katherine says:

    I love the Tudor history and I love this website. Thank you

  232. Jany Lopez says:

    Dear Anne Boleyn Files,

  233. Jany Lopez says:

    Dear Anne Boleyn Files,
    Thank you for having such a wonderful site! You truly inspire me to want to learn more about the Tudor Era and about Anne Boleyn herself! I know I can trust your site to give me the most accurate information available! Thank you for all the wonderful articles!
    -Jany

  234. Amanda Fickas says:

    This website has a been a source of comfort for me as I have been ill for the past couple of months. Being able to stimulate my mind on my favorite subject has helped me greatly. Thank you for all you do & I hope luck will be on my side for this contest.

    Best Regards,

    Amanda in Colorado USA

  235. Valerie says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files because it’s got information about all the important people from Tudor times, the articles are really well written and easy to read. It’s also great to have the interaction with other people who are interested in Anne Boleyn and the Tudor period as well. It’s also unbiased, when I read an article I know it’s researched and written with a view to finding out the truth. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication, Claire, this is a brilliant website.

  236. Krisi says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files because it’s such a good collection of Tudor History- I can find most everything I want to learn, it’s easy to navigate, and it’s so interesting. Thanks for compiling it all!!

  237. Dawn 1st says:

    Wow!!…what a fantastic response to a very generous give away.
    This site is progressive and the posts are well researched by Claire.
    It stimulates debate, and offers different theories from its many visitors. This definitely stimulates fresh outlooks on my sometimes ‘jaded’ views of events, and enlightens my knowledge. And in most cases all debate is kept friendly amongst the commenters , a major plus…. and a credit to Claire.
    Thank you for the chance of a ‘pre-Christmas’ present.

  238. Mary says:

    Dear Anne Boleyn Files,

    What I love about you is that you share with us every day wonderful information about the past,you bring history to life and enlighten it.You help us understand history and the minds of the people who lived long before us.I love your articles about Anne Boleyn and her family and the fact that thanks to your site I can learn something new every day!
    Tank you very much!

  239. Alexzandra says:

    I love history, I am so passionate about Anne Boleyn and her tragic story. She was a marvelous woman, a woman not of her time, who changed a nation, and the history of the world. Her life still impacts us today. She is the mother of one of the greatest monarchs in history, Queen Elizabeth I. In her, Henry got the son and heir he always wanted, and without Anne that wouldn’t have been possible. To this day we still remember Anne Boleyn, she will always be remembered for years to come. This site, this wonderful and informative site is a tribute to her and her lasting memory. =)

  240. Allison says:

    I love that we are given interesting and relevant information in the e-mails!
    While, like myself, many of of us have exhausted every book and resource in our language for information about Anne, the emails offer a break from my day whenever I get them and a chance to learn something new.
    I love that there are so many resources and options for merchandise from a trusted source and that the updates are relatively modern in terms of the information and products available.
    Thanks for everything!

  241. Mikki says:

    I found this website recently and just love it. I am writing a book for National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo.org) set in the Tudor period, and of course Anne Boleyn is a main character. This website has been invaluable to me for research.

  242. Dawn says:

    Thank you for an informative and friendly site, I always find something new.

  243. Ralphine L. Lamonica says:

    Thank you for this site. I enjoy being challenged in the different competitions. I am happy to be living in a time where we can share our ideas and lift Anne’s reputation farther away from the horrendous things that were written about her throughout the years!

  244. Kandee says:

    I love reading about and learning new things about this time period in history.

  245. Rhonda Wathen says:

    What I like most about the Anne Boleyn Files
    site is the historical accuracy with which articles
    are written.

  246. Billijo Maynard says:

    Anne Boleyn is my favorite, historical woman. The Anne Boleyn Files has taught me more than i could ever imagine about this intelligent, brave woman who refused to be a pawn in The Tudor Court. Your articles are always well written and fun to read. The Anne Boleyn Flies is the best Tudor Blog on the web.

  247. Tanya says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files helps me connect with other Anne lovers and find resources for my own reading and writing!

  248. mrsfiennes says:

    I’m not sure I could say anything about that this site that hasn’t already been said.I just want to basically echo everyone else about how amazing it is.It’s so great to come on the site and see others like yourself that absolutely adore Tudor history.I enjoy learning about Anne,ElizabethI,HenryVIII and so many more who were in their worlds.I also really enjoy the details the site has about what people wore,where they lived,what they ate,what entertainments they enjoyed.It’s a world that I have loved and I like seeing it come alive again through this site.

  249. Sonetka says:

    What I like most is the comprehensiveness of it — if there’s someone or something Boleyn-related about which I find myself thinking “I’d like to know more about that,” there’s a 99% I’ll be able to find the information here, or at the very least found out which sources I should look for to find out more. It’s an absolutely invaluable reference, and I’m very thankful that you created it!

  250. Kim Cree says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files! I love learning about Anne Boleyn and all of the Tudors.

  251. Sarah Longfield says:

    I’ve been a Tudor History fan since i was a kid and i’ve been fascinated by Anne Boleyn since we were shown Anne of the Thousand Days at school. I love the Anne Boleyn files because its so interesting and because you are helping to dispel so many of the myths that have grown around this fascinating woman. And despite owning every biography i can get my hands on about Anne and the Tudor period i’ve still found out things i never knew and its all thanks to this site.

  252. lisa says:

    I love these website’s for its passion, honesty, and historical accuracy. It is more than a website with all it offers to tudor lovers (trips, keepsakes etc) which further demonstrates the passion. This website does not shy away from the truth however uncomfortable, doesn’t make excuses for anne and elizabeth not being perfect. After all who is? They were women ahead of their time and this site reflects that. Keep up the good work x

  253. Kylie McGill says:

    I love the wealth of knowledge of all things Anne and Tudor on this one website.
    I have read nearly every book released on Anne Boleyn and Claire researches
    more and shares more each time I come onto this site. She keeps my passion
    for Anne alive. This website inspires me to keep discovering and discussing anything
    Tudor and I love knowing there are other out there who love Anne just as much
    as I do.
    Thanks Claire!

  254. John says:

    I love reading the thoughts and theories of fellow Tudor enthusiasts!

  255. Laureen says:

    I love exploring Tudor history and this website provides lots of accurate information that I can trust along with great suggestions for books to purchase & read. Thank you! Laureen Stratford

  256. Ardee Eichelmann says:

    I studied Tudor Stuart England in college 30 years ago but from about age 8 when I first learned about Henry VIII and his six wives I have been most intrigued with Anne Boleyn. At one time I read every single book I could get my hands on about her. It was almost an obsession. Now with your website I have been able to rekindle that flame.

    Cheers,

    Ardee-ann

  257. Areti says:

    Thanks to the Anne Boleyn files I’ve learnt lot’s of new things about Anne.I am so obsessed with her and always will be.Keep on the good work Claire.Thanks a lot!

  258. Beth McClellan says:

    I love the archives!

  259. Edie says:

    I’m new to the site and LOVE it. Was in London in October and toured many of the sites, including the Tower. I am a huge history buff, especially anything relating to Great Britian. When I found this site, after my trip, I immediately signed up! I really appreciate one place where I can get loads of info on Anne and the Tudor dynasty.

  260. Analisa says:

    Ever since I started studying the Tudors at the age of 13, Anne Boleyn has been my favorite wife of Henry VIII. Imagine my excitement when I found this site! I love reading about different things that happened in her life, as well as all the Tudors. The book reviews are helpful too because I can find new ways to feed my Tudor passion! Thank you for all your hard work!

  261. Ann Russell says:

    I just got my 2014 calendar yesterday and took it to my historical novel book group today to pass around.(We’re reading Wolf Hall-I hate it when someone is sympathetic to Thomas Cromwell) Everyone loved it; I think a lot of them had not seen pictures of Mary or Edward. I found that I kept quoting The Anne Boleyn Files. I will try to get out information about it.

  262. Erin says:

    I love that I always learn something new each time I visit the AnneBoleynFiles.com or open an email. I’m an anglophile, through-and-through, and I love getting to read about parts of history that sometimes get brushed under the rug!

  263. David C says:

    I didn’t even know this site existed until a Facebook friend posted about the giveaway. I grew up loving the story of Anne Boleyn so I have a feeling I will love browsing through this site!

  264. Steph says:

    I think it is fantastic that this site is dedicated to bring out the truth. There are so many false rumors about the Tudors, so much that people believe that is simply not true. I appreciate that I can learn and expand my knowledge through this site’s activity. This history deserves to not be forgotten. I am so glad that you have taken the time to bring it to light. Thank you for all that you do here. We appreciate it.

  265. Sandra says:

    I have been coming to The Anne Boleyn Files daily for about 2 1/2 Years. I have always been fascinated by History and in particular by European Royalty. At first I came for the interesting articles on Anne Boleyn, as time passed I enjoyed the replication of the jewelry from the show The Tudors. I like how the articles have resources and seem to look at all sides of certain issues, its not biased to one point of view.

  266. Maddy Phillipps says:

    I really love this site and your Facebook page. I first discovered it back in 2011(at 13) when I was researching for an English assignment on a famous person (I did Henry VIII and got 95%!). I have been hooked to your page, and have been fascinated with Tudor history and Anne Boleyn ever since. I really love your page, it’s so informative and I have learned a lot. Anne Boleyn has always been a role model for me, so it’s great to learn all these fascinating things about her and other historical figures!!! oops… you said “brief” oh well!
    Merci beacoup for your fantastic page!

    ps. I’m 15 almost 16 now…. I really like how people involved in this page don’t seem to mind how old I am, and consider my opinions.

  267. ruth says:

    I found this site through facebook and I love all the info here! I’m a fan of anything Tudor and just can’t seem to ever stop learning.

    Keep up the good work.

  268. Suzy says:

    I remember reading my very first book about Anne Boleyn when I was only 9 years old. My mother was an avid reader and this book was from one of her book clubs. It captured my imagination and fueled my interest of Tudor history which I maintain today. I am very appreciative of the time and study that goes into this website and look forward to reading new posts, articles, etc.

  269. stacia crosthwait says:

    As a history student, my favorite time period is the Middle Ages. I love all the facts and information this website shares with me.

  270. Larissa Rosa says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files newsletter is the first and only newsletter that shares with subscribers its passion and knowledge about The Tudor dynasty. To ready it weekly, it’s a journey through time–Tudor Time. Kudos to Claire Ridgway and family!

  271. Evelyn Reinthaler says:

    I find the Anne Boleyn files fascinating. The articles are always interesting and if I ever have a question, they are answered by actual historians or authors that have researched and written about this time period. I love this webiste!

  272. Maureen says:

    I’ve been a Tudor fan for the past 40 years and am always amazed at how much new information is uncovered through a site like this – dedicated to Tudor history and bringing some truth to all the Hollywood mythology surrounding Anne and her contemporaries. I especially enjoy the source material.

  273. Melanie says:

    I’m a great Tudor and Tudor History fan!
    I love the Anne Boleyn Files Page!

    But I’m a little bit disappointed that your Books are not translatet until now in my Language! (German).

    Sometimes it’s challenging for me to understand everything!
    But I try!

    I collect several Books abaut Henry VIII., Anne Boleyn, Elisabeth I. and Tudor History Time!
    But a lot of very interesting Tudor Books are only to find in English!
    But in detail here is many to found what I don’t read in German Books abaut Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII!
    So I always enjoy the Anne Boleyn Files and Newsletter!
    And I follow on Facebook since over two years!
    And LIKE it!!!

    Thanks Claire!

    Regards from Germany★⋆

  274. Susan says:

    I have been and always shall be a “fan” for Tudor England. I enjoy the well written and well researched subjects, as well as historical fiction. Kudos to you for your site. I totally enjoy it.

  275. BanditQueen says:

    I have found my way to the Anne Boleyn Files a few years ago while reading on the Elizabeth Files about her siblings; and have found it helpful and fascinating. The articles are balanced and well sourced. The debates are lively, mostly polite, even when people do not always agree their opinion is encouraged and appreciated. Everyone is welcome; and the comments are stimulating. The sources are made available to the public and easy to follow and cite and there is always something new to learn and share, even about a subject that I know a lot about having studied Anne since 1974. Everyone has something of value to contribute and you do not feel that you have to pretend to be an expert as on some other, more obscure sites; this one is open to all and people in the main are respectful of each others opinions. You do find the occassional screamer; as denoted in posts in large capitals; but even these have a right to express themselves and are encouraged to do so in more ept terms. As a whole I enjoy the debates just as much as the well informed articles and am proud to say that I already subscribe, so cannot subscribe again. But most certainly would if I was coming to the site new.

    Many thanks for the hardwork, Claire and to all who also help on the site as guests or co-hosts, researchers and authors.

    Cheers

    Lyn-Marie

  276. Alex Hogan says:

    I love the information that I don’t get reading all the books I have: objective, primary sources, as well as pictures and a tacit plea to look to the facts!

  277. Dawn Harlan says:

    Dear Claire,
    Until i found your website i thought that i was the only personon earth who loved the tudors and British history. I have enjoyed many hours learning every tid bit you give us.
    I can’t thank you enough.Please keep it coming. God bless.

  278. Robyn says:

    Like the others before me, I too am a fan. During a night of channel surfing, I happened upon the Tutors. After a few episodes I was hooked. The Secret Diary of Ann Boleyn is my favorite. I enjoy the escape her world provides me. Learning about the Lady who gave us so much and received so little.

  279. Kathy says:

    I simply LOVE this period of history. The Anne Boleyn Files gives me so much information, and I am STILL learning! So thank you so very much for doing what you do!! I appreciate that you give me my history fix!! 😀

  280. Caren W says:

    Love the way you separate fact from fiction. Have been a Bolelyn fan for thirty years and it’s great to know there are new things being revealed about her. Please keep up the research!

  281. Maggie Mackenzie-Goodman says:

    Anne Boleyn Files appear on my Inbox and I get so excited reading the latest discovery, event or any historical fact. I love this era in history and find the intrigue, the secrets and life in general extremely fascinating.

  282. Britina says:

    I find this site beyond fascinating! Ive been borderline obsessed with the Tudor period for years and specifically Anne Boleyn. I love how everything on the site is presented clearly, easy to understand and inviting. I look forward to each and every email from theboleynfiles!

  283. Miranda says:

    I have to admit that ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ brought me to this website. I read the book and was hooked on Anne Boleyn, I had to know more about her! This website gives the real truth about the Tudor times, and I’m glad to know that Anne Boleyn wasn’t a monster, as some sources would have you believe.
    Thanks Claire!!

  284. Evelyn says:

    I love the picture posts. I love the blogs. I love the detail to history you give.

  285. Hi Claire!

    I can honestly say that I went crazy trying to find out as much information about the real lives of the six wives specifically Anne Boleyn. I spent all my free time resreaching, reading, living, breathing Anne Boleyn. I stayed up until the wee hours of the night. I read everything I could get my hands on. Then one day I fell upon your web page. I still remember printing out your short bio about Anne Boleyn; I have it still to this day. My favorite thing about your page is that if I have a question boiling I can always search through your past posts and 99% of the time I always leave happy. The fun accessories pics, books, and guest speakers are always fun!

  286. Suzanne says:

    Love the variety of info on the site!

  287. Lizeth says:

    What i love about this site is that it keeps Tudor history alive. I’m a 19 year old so its hard finding people my age that enjoy this era but here there are plenty. I also follow you on twitter and get your notifications sent to my phone so that is awesome and really convenient. THANK YOU for putting up an amazing website like this 🙂

  288. Connie says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files, especially the “this day in history”. Makes history come alive. The site has also introduced me to new books to read which have added to my knowledge of the Tudor period. I look forward to all the articles on the site.

  289. Jane says:

    I always look forward to your emails and articles on the Tudor era and Ann Boleyn. They have renewed my interest in Tudor history and given a new perspective on Ann.
    Thank you

  290. Sheltisa Hinton says:

    I am a huge fan of this site. i first began intrest in the tudor times as a child and have been obsessed with them ever since. also being an african american female people close to me always felt i was weird because i was so intrested in this era of history but i didn’t care. i especially felt a close connection to anne boleyn, i loved her personality and her charm, i just liked her overall as a person ( the good and the bad). and i want to learn so much more about her and i know that if i win this contest and win these books i know that they would give me a greater insight as to who anne boleyn was as a woman, a queen and a mother. so please pick me to win. thank you

  291. Maria Medina says:

    I have long been upset with all things Tudor

  292. Maria Medina says:

    *obsessed

  293. Sharon says:

    I Love all the new information that comes up frequently.I also love all the hard work that goes into finding and writing all the wonderful facts and questions.

  294. Eveline says:

    I love being able to expand my knowledge about Anne Boleyn and the Tudor period. Also, the jewelry and other stuff you can buy on here are just amazing 😀

  295. Mimico says:

    I have been reading this blog sit daily since i have stumbled across this little treasure chest! You work so hard for this blog and we as your fans greatly appreciate it. Your articles are pretty much 100% correct and have helped me get a broader picture of Tudor Life! I absolutely love this site to bits

  296. Tony Smith says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files site has provided me with all the historical evidence I needed to discover that Anne Boleyn was one of life’s true heroines. What an amazing woman! She lived a tragically short life but it was a life filled with passion and courage. I have learned that she wasn’t perfect but I am moved by her deep love for her God. I read that her passion was such that she attempted to influence her husband, the most powerful ruler in the land, to begin making some of the changes that would begin the reformation and a return to more gospel-centred worship in the kingdom. The site is also a wonderful forum, full of ideas, questions and discussions and I enjoy reading every post. Thank you to the creator of the site for your obsession, and now mine!

  297. Helene says:

    I love this site because it is obvious how passionate you are about your subject. A lot of historians just seem to write and repeat the same information but you always find something new to say. It enhances what I already see to be my passion (like yours!) and has encouraged me to widen my perspective a bit more. Thank you!

  298. Christine 1904 says:

    I look forward to your reading posts about Anne as to me it makes her a person from real life and not just a tragic figure from history books, the dates she and Henry did things together the occasions they celebrated the rare in sight into a time that fascinates so many you bring to us with your writings and descriptions,making her amongst others a source of interest that few women have rivalled

  299. Renny Benettan says:

    I love Anne Boleyn and the Tudor era since the very first time I knew it. I love to know that there are so many people out there have the same interest with me. And when I found this website one day, I felt like I just found a treasure chest. This is the real truth I believe in.
    Anne Boleyn is my favorite queen, an idol of mine, someone who I want to be. Thanks for everything you’ve shared on this website 🙂

  300. Kathy says:

    I love that I can get to read about the events that happened on the day that they happened in history! I absolutely love the Anne Boleyn Files and love that I learn something new all the time from your research!

  301. Ivona says:

    I simply adore the Anne Boleyn Files 🙂

  302. sheila mott says:

    Each lunchtime my delight is to go on to the AB Files website and fill my head with news and debunking of false facts pedalled as history by others.

  303. Lucy Gameson says:

    I’ve only just discovered this site through ‘Today in Dead Royalty’ on FB, and already I’m enthralled – so far I like the book reviews section and the products too of course! Fab work 🙂

  304. Thommy Tryon says:

    When I think of Anne Boleyn and her life I am transported to a wonderful place of intrigue. The Anne Boleyn Files helps to take me to this place and I am grateful for it. How wonderful to be able to share my love for Anne with so many other people through the Anne Boleyn Files. Thank you.
    -Thommy

  305. Ellen says:

    I have been enjoying your website very much – It’s nice to see others who are also interested in history. Thanks, looking forward to more enlightening entries on Anne and the other Tudors.

  306. teresa says:

    I have loved anything Tudor for years. I really think that Anne got a raw deal and that Henry 8 must spend his time in some sort of hell. I love the book the Anne Boleyn collection, it has facts in it that I never knew. I really could not put my Kendell down and was sad when the last page was read. I can’t wait until I read the second one. I love the Anne Boleyn Files and all the comments and facts that I learn from it. I am eager to learn more about this woman who was beyond her years.

  307. Michelle says:

    I love Tudor history!

  308. Trudy Bendetti says:

    I have fallen in love with Tudor history after watching the series on Showtime. I read everything I can get my hands on! I really enjoy this site and share it often. I have learned many more interesting facts that I didn’t know do to visiting this page and continue to read everything! lol

  309. Sheridan Gebhart says:

    I love your work! I wait every day to see if there is an e-mail, and have bought one of your books for my Kindle. This is the best site online anywhere!

  310. Claire Summers says:

    I was a teacher of Renaissance history, but health problems forced me to stop teaching. I love the Anne Boleyn files because it keeps me up to date on Tudor scholarship, and its just a lot of fun.

  311. Sammie says:

    I love the anne boleyn files so much it helped me with my Love of anne boleyn and learning about her life, abouve all else inspired me to look into many other strong woman from the time. All because i stumbled on this site it gave me insperation to start my own website on Medieval times and the people of the court. Thank you very much for all of your hard work and dedication to keep this site up and daily adding new interesting facts, (which im learning is quite a chore) that keep people coming back. One day i hope to be able to get to the point where you are at now, and with your insiration i think i will be able to, Thank you for making such a wonderful site!!!

  312. Cate Weeder says:

    I have always loved Tudor history and totally enjoy your website and information!! Thanks for all the time you put in!

  313. Carol Sonnenberg says:

    I have been fascinated by the Tudors since I was a teenager and read the novels about them by Jean Plaidy. It was a real pleasure to discover this site and I am impressed by Claire’s meticulous research on Henry VIII and his many wives. I’m particularly interested in Anne Boleyn and love to find out anything I can about her, which this website and Claire’s e-books provide in abundance. Thank you Claire!

  314. Lynda says:

    I’m an Anne addict.

  315. Michelle Barnard says:

    I love the whole Tudor period and I look forward to reading your posts, fantastic site x x

  316. Elizabeth says:

    I have really enjoyed the celebration of my favourite Tudor Queen.

  317. Ella Goans says:

    The Tudor period to me is a time of romanticism and scandal and I love learning more facts of the history surrounding this time period. I am thrilled to be able to get more knowledge here with the Anne Boleyn Files. I love to check my email and read on facebook of something new I didnt know before.
    Thank you to such a wonderful site and for sharing your knowledge and intrigue with others.

  318. Lisa says:

    Fantastic website! I get my daily Tudor fix here, thank you so much! Keep up the incredible work!

  319. Morgan says:

    I’ve been researching Anne and all things Plantagenet/Tudor for many years and was delighted to find the Anne Boleyn Files. It has been VERY valuable to me and I’ve enjoyed the things I’ve bought from the store too. 🙂

  320. Christina says:

    I love this website because I learn so much more about Tudor History and Anne Boleyn. I have always wanted to learn more without having to decipher what things that are written are accurate or not. I love that I can learn more about her life, what she was like, what she did, and how she still intrigues us even 500+ years later.

  321. Trisha says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files because I absolutely love history, especially Tudor history, and this site is a huge resource on my favorite subject. I was absolutely thrilled when I found this page months ago. I have learned a lot from the always well written articles. I absolutely love the articles that address things that are rumor or generally believe even though there is no evidence. Like the recent article on George and Jane Boleyn. I admit I hadn’t looked much into whether the way they were always portrayed was true or not and having my eyes opened to the truth, that we just don’t know for sure either way, was wonderful. It’s an always informative and truthful site. I love it!

  322. Tom says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because it is purely dedicated to the woman crowned the most important and influential Queen Consort England has ever had. I also love how this website is from the perspective of a truly talented writer and Researcher who like me is an abid Tudor fan.

  323. Jasmin Antohs says:

    What I really like about the Anne Boleyn Files is that you can read in many articles what happend today or the following day in the Tudor times. It’s fascinating!
    I really do like all of your articles and especially the books you have written or recommended!
    Thank you for sharing your passion with us!

  324. Rebecca Young says:

    I love that this site looks at ALL aspects and opinions! The history of Queen Anne is so controversial and this site treats her memory with respect… Not to mention your dedication to your research is beyond admirable!

  325. Elizabeth P. says:

    I love this website not only for the historical facts it provides about my favorite subject- Anne Boleyn- but also because it gives all of us Tudor history buffs a place to go to share our common obsession 🙂 Thanks to Claire and everyone who keeps it up and running!

  326. Mandy Saunders says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files. This time period has always fascinated me. I love all things Tudor related. THANK YOU

  327. Mandy Saunders says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files. This time period has always fascinated me. I love all things Tudor related. THANK YOU

  328. Marilyn says:

    Hello Claire,

    Although I rarely comment on your web site, I always enjoy reading your blogs. I am fascinated with this period in time, as much as I am fascinated with the Tudor dynasty. Thank you for bringing Tudor history directly into our homes, on a daily basis. Your blogs are appreciated by so many, many people.

  329. sarah says:

    A brilliant website that makes history fun to learn. Always had a passion for Tudors, especially for Anne Boleyn as I believe she is just such an intriguing character, who helped shape the course of English history!

    I can never wait to read the newest blog
    Keep up the Good work !

  330. Leah says:

    Hi Claire. I’m a student who recently completed my history project for my final exams. My project was entitled ‘The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn’ and I’d like to thank you for helping me to uncover the real facts about this mysterious and interesting figure.

  331. Samantha says:

    I became fascinated with Anne Boleyn when I first watched “The Other Boleyn Girl” two summers ago. Just out of curiosity, I decided to look into the historical accuracy of the movie, and I found out it was extremely off. So my curiosity grew, and suddenly I just had to know who Anne was. I started doing my own research, and found a course on English history at my university. I took it for the following semester and fell in love with the Wars of the Roses, Anne, The Reformation and the entire time period. I have come to The Anne Boleyn Files countless times for research, and more recently, just because I still love this topic. I have found so many useful articles and sources that have allowed me to go deeper into my research and expand my fascination with this time period. One of my favorite aspects of the site is “On This Day in Tudor History.” Whenever it’s a significant day in Anne’s history, I can’t help but read anything I can about that day and post an update to Facebook (much to the amusement of my friends). Claire, thank you for all the time and effort you put into this site, there are so many of us who appreciate it very much. I hope maintaining it is as much fun for you as it is for me to read.

  332. Natalie says:

    Anne is only my favorite wife of all of Henry VIII wives and I am intrigued and fascinated with this time frame of England’s history. I love this site because it feeds my addiction to this time period and I love that I get to learn more and more with every email.. Thank you

  333. Shana says:

    I have always had a fascination with the Tudors, ever since I was seven. As I have grown I have expanded my interest from just Elizabeth I to all of her family and other influential individuals of the time. I stumbled upon this site about a year ago and I have been addicted to the way it integrates history into discussion among non-historians and historians ever since.

  334. giovanna says:

    I like the Anne Boleyn files because in this way I can share my big passion with other fans.
    thank you Claire
    (sorry for my english!)

  335. Helen says:

    I love learning new things about the Tudor era that I did not know. Thewebsite has been my sanity in the stress of life.

  336. Claire Siviter says:

    I love your website. I recently discovered it surfing the net for info on Tudor History. Its packed with loads of information, books and more. keep up the good work. I would love to have a website like yours and your job. thanks your an inspiration.

  337. Vivienne says:

    When I first stumbled across The Anne Boleyn Files, I was looking for more Tudor related information and fact after being drawn in to all-things-Tudor by the Showtime series.

    Since then, I’ve bought and read Claire’s books and read much of the site, particularly enjoying the “This day in Tudor History” spots.

    There can be no doubt that by visiting and reading from this very source, I have expanded my knowledge on not on the history but the very fabric of what has made my Country and it’s Royal past “tick” and I’ve been able to engage in conversation and even answer the odd historical question on various quiz shows, much to my relatives surprise!

    To me, this site is a pleasure, an education and a must-see. Without it and people who are so passionate about our past, how can we ever create a future?

    Thank you, Claire and to all who take part.

  338. Melissa says:

    I love the Tudors especially Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII. I love how Claire goes after the truth regarding all the historical people and tries to debunk false information. I have been a fan for years!!!

  339. Sam says:

    I love the daily this day in history and all the articles featured are a great read

    Thank you

  340. Angela Bliss says:

    This is one of the best history-themed websites I’ve been on, lots of good information and lots of fun to be had too.

  341. Michelle says:

    I portray Anne Boleyn at several renaissane faires and I really appreciate having a site where I can find any info I need quickly. Keep up the great work!

  342. Jessica says:

    There’s nothing I don’t like about this site! So many informative articles, etc. I love it all, so thank you!

  343. Breanna says:

    I am a huge fan of Anne Boleyn and I am so glad to fun like people who share my passion! The Anne Boleyn files relays the facts and history regarding her lifestyle and the rest of Henry’s wives. Such an interesting read! Thank you, Claire and anyone else who partakes to bring us this awesome information!

  344. Mary says:

    I love learning more about this time period in history!

  345. I’ve had a love affair with Tudors for over 25 years. I was so thrilled to find this site. I’ve learned so much Anne; she’s such a mysterious and interesting figure.

  346. Mary says:

    I love learning more about this time period!

  347. Carissa says:

    I love this era, Thomas Cromwell is my absolute favorite historical figure. His relationship with Anne is fascinating. My sister is generally the only one I can debate with about this time period. Lovely to meet you all!

  348. Holly J says:

    Very neat

  349. becca selby says:

    I have long been obsessed with the tudor court and anne boleyn is my absolutely favourite queen! She was constantly seeking knowledge- like myself. A total inspiration. I have only recently discovered the anne boleyn files but I love it already! My ever growing wish list of books has taken a massive jump lol!

  350. Rachel H says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files! I absolutely adore Tudor history (Henry VIII is my favourite!) and I find his wives fascinating. Philipia Gregory’s books started my love for the time period but the Anne Boleyn files has helped it continue!

  351. Lynda says:

    I love British history and have since i was very young. I have a collection of books and movies about the Tudor period. I also read this site religiously and find it so informative and interesting. Thanks so much for this site.

  352. Sarah says:

    This site (and the Facebook page) satiates my need for Tudor history on a daily basis.

  353. Melanie says:

    I love the fascinating information that i enjoy reading on a daily basis and find myself looking forward to reading the posts!

  354. Keeley Lang says:

    I love how this site has helped me in advancing my papers when writing on The Tudors and Anne Boleyn. I love how this site has so much information that is actually true; and I don’t have to go through books and documents to find anything. I love how everything is here! I love claire’s passion for Anne and her dedication she has with making sure Anne story is kept true!

  355. Angela Withrow says:

    I love to read factual articles. I don’t really want to read articles about what someone “thinks” happened or what they interpret or imagine in some cases. Unless, of course, I am reading a fictional book. ( i do love those stories too! ) I enjoy the true story.
    I love the fact that you post new (at least to me) and interesting things daily.
    I am a huge fan of this time period and am always hungry for more information!
    I find the pictures and stories to be fascinating!
    Thank you!

  356. Paula Krapf says:

    I really enjoy The Anne Boleyn Files – it was quite a find for me! It offers a chance to learn, separate fact from fiction, and enjoy the company of people from all over who are interested in the same topics.

    I also subscribe to the Facebook feed and enjoy my updates there.

  357. Linda Mayhew says:

    I love all things Tudor! Keep up the great work, LOVE this page 🙂

  358. Michelle Koren says:

    I love your website simply because it is so informational! I adore Anne Boleyn and her contemporaries, as well as Renaissance era itself. I even referenced your website for a college essay I wrote about Anne Boleyn. There is such a wealth of information! I am a facebook fan too! Thank you so much!

  359. Elaine Fearnley says:

    I think that Anne Boleyn is one of the most charismatic and enigmatic figures in English history. She is a woman who has been much-maligned and misunderstood, has had her reputation besmirched, her character assassinated, and, like Richard III, has been cast as a villain throughout the years. It is so refreshing and inspiring to visit this site, to read about Anne, to be able to sift through the rumour and the malice, and actually see the real Anne Boleyn. I love to see the artefacts from the time, to delve into the period, the clothes, the houses, the glamour and the magnificence, and to experience the thrills, and the terors, of living in close proximity to Henry Tudor! Your website is informative, educational, and seriously addictive to those of us who are enthralled by this captivating woman, so Thank You very much for telling it like it was!!

  360. Trish says:

    This website is amazing and helps bring history to life. Thank you for all if your hard work. I have learned a ton of information from you.

  361. Victoria Smith says:

    I have always had a fascination with all things Tudor, and your wonderful site keeps me connected with my fascination (obsession)! Thank you !

  362. nicole says:

    I love everything about this website! The attention to detail when giving facts and oppinions. Everyone seems to have an open mind when someone posts their thoughts even if they disagree or have a different view. The articles and blogs are intelligently written and very informative. I have one of claire’s books and loved it!! Gotta get my hands on the rest! I absolutely love this site and will continue to follow it!!

  363. Sher Prenderville says:

    Absolutely love your website and the articles

  364. Qun says:

    I could learn a lot of truth about those history. Actually I started to be interested in Anna Boleyn because of the history of the Tudor and Henry VIII. I appreciate this site that provides many information more than I thought. This site gives me a chance to outreach a big amount of knowledge we need to know!!!

  365. Stacey Sibils says:

    My eternal thanks for bringing my love of the Lancastrian/Tudor Era into my every day. It means the world to me.

  366. Catherine says:

    I’m a Tudor history fanatic, especially the Six Wives of Henry VIII! It’s been my obssession since age 12! The Anne Boleyn Files is filled with info and history and I can’t get enough! Love this blog and follow on Facebook too!!!

  367. Paula Renk says:

    I check out your Facebook page everyday…I am so in love with this time period…thank you so much for all you do!

  368. Sofia says:

    Wow, I see there are many people already participating!!

    I love this site because I can read a lot of interesting information about the Tudors. I found it some months ago and I love getting emails with new posts. It is really interesting too read the things you write and I have really learned a lot of things I didn’t know! Keep working so hard and congratulations on your success!!

  369. Jennifer says:

    I am so happy I came across The Anne Boleyn Files on fb while looking for any page Anne Boleyn. Your page by far is the most interesting, with so much Tudor History knowledge. Just what I was looking for to satisfy my craving. Thank You!

  370. Kathy says:

    I LOVE this site! I’ve always been interested in Tudor England, particularly Henry VIII and his wives, my favorite wife being Anne Boleyn (sad she wasn’t Henry’s fav). I feel that she was greatly wronged; and am interested in all things Anne Boleyn!

  371. Heather Santiago says:

    Hello Claire! Anne Boleyn is my favorite Tudor queen next to Elizabeth I. Thank you for your wonderful site that gives me my daily Tudor fix!

  372. Kell says:

    Subscribed.

    What’s not to love? The snippets of info on the Tudor period are always interesting, and I love browsing the beautiful jewellery too!

  373. Shannon says:

    I love so many things about this site! It’s a one-stop shop for Tudor information. I visit all the time and follow your FB posts to keep up with what historians and writers are saying about Tudor history now. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

  374. Monique says:

    I love English history. I have many books about the Tudor time and through the Anne Boleyn files I am learning a lot more about this interesting peroid in time. Thank you very much

  375. Maria Swygert says:

    I have alwaysc been interested in this time period and this just pulls me in more with all the interesting facts. Thank you so much for the resources, dates, and all things Tudor. I love your wonderful site! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world.

  376. Lynne Boreham says:

    Hi I used some of the resources to make a lesson for my adult with learning difficulties. They loved the lesson and so did I.

  377. Kimberley Potter says:

    I love the book recommendations and ‘this day in history’ posts. You learn something new every day. Keep up the great work!

  378. I enjoy reading your posts and especially like ‘this day in history’. I have learned so much from The Anne Boleyn Files and look forward to learning more. I have always been an eager student where Anne was concerned…I love your website…please keep up the good work!

  379. Heather Gregory says:

    I love to broad spectrum of all things Tudor that that the Anne Boleyn Files covers. Even though I have been a Renaissance and Tudorphile for a while, I always find new tidbits that I didn’t know before. Thanks!

  380. Tania Williams says:

    I was originally an Elizabethan fanatic…however the more I read about her mother …the more interested in her I become…this page is wonderful in filling in the blanks in Anne’s life plus whatever else was happening in history that day…it has also introduced me to more characters of the time and widening my interests..thank you..

  381. Charity says:

    I am so glad there is a website for the mother of one of the greatest women monarchs

  382. I love history and this is one of my favorite periods. The website is great and I love all the articles, as well as the jewelery and other items.

  383. Sandra Greensmith says:

    I truly look forward to reading the enriching Knowledge of the Bolelyn Files which are saturated in juicy history and well informed facts. Thank you. Utterly brilliant.

  384. Beth says:

    I love your page. So many interesting things. I’ve spent a good portion of what free time I have these last six years researching the Tudor family. I love Anne. It’s sad that only in death has her voice come out. People can really hear her now. No one care or was bold enough to cross the king back then I imagine. So you page really brings her out. Allows people to get to know her and life of the time.

  385. Katie says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because it keeps me up to date and I have always been interested in this time period 😀 also love the articles and jewelry!

  386. Anita says:

    Ever since seeing “The Six Wives of Henry VII”, I’ve been fascinated by the history of English royalty. Love the links of this website and all of the interesting things I cannot see in actual life, which brings any book you read, alive, tangible.
    Thanks for your time and efforts in creating it and for the contest/offer

  387. Susan Harrison says:

    Wonderful site! Full of great info and items for purchase.

  388. Amanda says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files because iam ssssooooo obsessed with the tudor’s. I love watching the tudors on boxets. anne boleyn is my absolutely favourite queen. its sad that she died and being blame for something she didnt do. also i love the time period every day because its interest knowing what really happens. Thanks

  389. Kate Wallace says:

    Love the information that is made available to all lovers of history.

  390. Summer says:

    I found the Ann Boleyn Files on Facebook. I love learning the history . I love the photos that are are being posted of the resent visit to England with pictures of all the wonderful places and the history that went on there. Ann Boleyn and King Henry VII has always amazed me. Thank you

  391. Michelle Kimmel says:

    I am grateful to this site for bringing so many like minded people to one place. Thank you.

  392. Jenny Lee says:

    Soooo obsessed with the Tudor Monarchy!! I hope to win any of these items and this wed site is a dream come true!!

  393. Jacquie says:

    I love visiting this site as it has opened all a whole new world for me and gave me access easily to any queries or questions and has helped with my curiosity of the Tudor Era!

  394. Kimberley says:

    The Anne Boleyn files Facebook page is fantastic. The community is lovely, everyone is so kind and polite to each other, which is rarely seen online now and what’s more everyone’s very respectful to others opinions which is brilliant for the discussions that take place. The Anne Boleyn Files website and Facebook page shows pure dedication and it’s just wonderful.

  395. Mindi says:

    Thank you for everything you do! I have been a Tudor fanatic for a long time now and I especially enjoy the book reviews as I am an avid reader.

  396. Amber says:

    I have been drawn to the Tudor period and felt a deep fascination with the beautiful and tragic Anne Boleyn since I was a little girl. There is something about the piercing brightness of her eyes that seems so much more alive than other portraits. Her personality, spirit and intelligence still strongly echo through time after 500 years. This timeless woman changed the course of history in so many ways.
    This site is a treasure trove- thank you! I was very happy to discover a place I can come and visit, and read all about her and the times in which she lived. I wonder what she would make of all the people who love and appreciate her now?

  397. Melissa says:

    I love this site! I’ve learned so much about English history from reading the posts. It is one of my favorite times in history and I make sure to search out the newest posts and history timelines daily!

  398. Grace says:

    This website is one of the few places where I don’t feel like a freak for being so intensely interested in Anne Boleyn and the other wives of Henry VIII. It’s helped me separate fact from fiction (*cough cough* The Other Boleyn Girl) and has taught me so much about her and her life.

  399. Pamela Kapustka says:

    My goodness! I never thought I would get to the end of the comments! Claire, you are loved! The AB Files is one of the main reasons why I check FB every AM, I love learning the real story behind the Tudors, with your “This Day” posts! I enjoy the comments and the debates and it’s nice to find “like-minded” people to have a little discussion or fun with the day’s history lessons! Your posts and books are very well written, easy to understand and painstakingly researched by someone who obviously is passionate about the subject, and loves her work! It shows in everything you do! I also really appreciate the way you answer even my craziest questions! I look forward to reading “The Anne Boleyn Files II” and am looking forward to your next project about George Boleyn! I would like to thank you for all you do, you’ve added bit of fun & joy to a lot of people’s days! 🙂

  400. Myra McGee says:

    I have a Masters degree in Tudor history but I always learn something new on this website. I love being able to indulge my Tudor addiction. I wish I could make a living at it also, am working on a book. I would love to win one of these gift packages. It is my dream to some day visit England and see the sites I have studied for so long.

  401. Marion J. says:

    Well, that’s a lot a comments! But it’s not a surprise, because The Anne Boleyn Files is amazing. I’m very fond of Anne, and I just love reading your articles! Lots of books and products from the shop end on my wishlists every year. Wish you all the best!!

  402. Marybeth says:

    I’m so excited about this giveaway!!!

  403. Aurora m. says:

    Love all those interesting tid bits that so many Anne lovers never knew! Thanks for all the enlightening bits.

  404. Helen says:

    Whats not to.love.about this.site, its all full of.anne.boleyn & tudor history. I just cant get enough

  405. Katie says:

    What I like about The Anne Boleyn Files site is that we can all come together, discuss and read amazing facts about Anne. The people on this site feels more like a family because we share such a love for Anne. This site is one of my favorites and I’m so glad I found it. Thank you Claire for making this site and doing all that you do!

  406. Lisa Miller says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your information about Tudor history. I would love to visit and see some of this for myself but I will probably never be able. I do love to read about it and I love history. Thanks for all you do.

  407. Paula Smiley says:

    I love the Ann Boleyn files and all of Tudor history ! I especially feel a great sympathy for Anne .

  408. Lynn Donovan says:

    I love the straight forward stories and little known trivia about the tudor period!

  409. Danyelle says:

    This site is such a great source of information, history and inspiration.Thank you for all you do and for sharing the life of such an interesting woman and her impact on history!

  410. Sheri says:

    I look for forward each and every day to see what you’ve posted. I’m in the US so I look at the site evry night after work. Love, love, love it!!!

  411. Amanda says:

    I love having a go-to website for facts on Anne Boleyn and the Tudor period.

  412. Liza says:

    I love that there’s a website providing accurate information about Anne and the Tudors, since so many people believe her to be a courtesan and deceiver.
    Thank you AnneBoleynFiles!

  413. Gina says:

    I love this site because it provides interesting information, provides different points of views on especially controversial history, and focuses on my favorite – Anne Boleyn!

  414. ajdillard81 says:

    I love that the Anne Boleyn files has tons of primary sources and honest historical research. Claire, you have done an excellent job with this website!

  415. I love this site and all it represents, I check facebook everyday for upcoming new articles and pics,i also love the jewlry from that era ,I bought my daughters wedding earrings and pearl necklace for her wedding, keep up all the good work,love this site

  416. Lady Howard says:

    Not so long ago I had it confirmed that Anne Boleyn was a distant 1st cousin (through her mother Elizabeth Howard). This site (and The Elizabeth Files) has given me an insight into 2 historical figures that I admire for their courage and conviction who it turns out are also ancestors and has helped me to learn the truth about them by sorting out the myths from the facts. I also thought that Anne had 6 fingers (hey we all make mistakes!) and was perhaps a little dark in character. Now through the help of this site I’ve found a different Anne Boleyn, one who cared about the poor, and those around her, was generous, caring and intelligent, and religious, and yes she had her faults such as her quick temper, and spitefulness but then don’t we all aren’t there times when our ‘brain isn’t engaged with our mouths’?

  417. Leigh says:

    I love this site. I have learned so much from reading your posts. Great job!!!

  418. Clau Minnig says:

    Love your page! Anne Boleyn is one of my favorite historical figures! Greetings from Argentina!!!!

  419. Adolf M. says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files. This time period has always fascinated me. I love history and all things Tudor related. thank you sooo much for this page!! keep on your hard work!!!

  420. Coky G. says:

    I really do like all of your articles and especially the books you have written or recommended!
    Thank you for sharing your passion with us!

  421. NADIA Gomez says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files page and the newsletter shares with subscribers its passion and knowledge about The Tudor dynasty.
    Thanks for this chance to win your books!!!!! i´m crossing my fingers!!! 😉

  422. Cathy McCormack says:

    Hi Claire,

    Keep up the good work – particularly enjoying the daily Facebook posts

  423. Greta G says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because it keeps me up to date and I have always been interested in this time period 😀
    also love the articles and jewelry…. it´s really a fantastic page!!!

  424. Sophie G. says:

    I enjoy the information you provide and the little interesting tidbits. I’m a fan of the period, obviously, and the insights are what make your blog fun 🙂 😉
    Congratulations!!!!

  425. Cosme Facundo says:

    I love that Claire always tries to find the truth about Anne Boleyn! That the Anne Boleyn Files debunks myths and backs all up with primary sources!!

    Keep up the good job, Claire!!

  426. Peter Russo says:

    Honestly, I love the information given. I truly in my heart believe that Anne was wrongly put to death by King Henry.
    She is one of my favorite historical characters and I love finding out things I never knew about her from the site.

  427. Yani Goncalvez says:

    I Just love the Anne Boleyn files, because this period of time is my favourite.
    This site is really helpfull, I can learn more and more.
    Thank you so much 😉

  428. Emi C. says:

    love this site for some many reasons. The Tudors are one of my favourite period of History. I love how well it’s updated. All the articles are well researched. Just everything about this website really!
    Keep up the amazing work 🙂

  429. Carolina Estivil says:

    I love The Anne Boleyn Files because I have been a huge Tudor fan for as long as I can remember and this page has a lot of lively and interesting information on all things Tudor. I can’t get enough of the page!

  430. Ordas A. says:

    Well, that’s a lot a comments! But it’s not a surprise, because The Anne Boleyn Files is amazing. I’m very fond of Anne, and I just love reading your articles! Lots of books and products from the shop end on my wishlists every year.
    Wish you all the best!!

  431. Yohanna Udrizard says:

    I love your website. I recently discovered it surfing the net for info on Tudor History. Its packed with loads of information, books and more. keep up the good work. I would love to have a website like yours…. 😉

  432. Dina C. says:

    I Just love your page. So many interesting things. I’ve spent a good portion of what free time I have these last years researching the Tudor family. I love Anne. It’s sad that only in death has her voice come out. So you page really brings her out, it allows people to get to know her and life of the time.
    Thanks for this wonderfull giveaway!!!

  433. Laura Pintos says:

    Thanks to the Anne Boleyn files I’ve learnt lot’s of new things about Anne.I am so obsessed with her and always will be.Keep on the good work Claire.Thanks a lot!

  434. Miguel Angel Cruzado says:

    Love The Anne Boleyn Files. I learn a lot of new things every day. It is fun to know more about an interesting time, and the people who lived it.
    Thank you Claire, for this page and keep on writting for us!!

  435. Flavio Terracciano says:

    I love coming here and reading the blogs and comments about Anne. Feels good to know I’m not the only one incredibly fascinated by her story.

  436. Candice says:

    A great place with lots information on Anne, Henry, and all the Tudors! It has a community feel to it!

  437. Lisa H. says:

    Please say my post is a winner! I am a loyal Anne Boleyn Files reader and follow you through Twitter. Would love to get my hands on some of your books. 🙂

  438. Jennifer says:

    I love this website!!!! Every time I get on here I found a new topic to explore and have yet to exhaust the resources! I hope I’m a winner…but good luck to everyone!

  439. Denise says:

    I love the updates ~ I learn something new every day!

  440. Ari Tomeo says:

    Thank you for everything you do! I have been a Tudor fanatic for a long time now and I especially enjoy the book reviews as I am an avid reader.

  441. Susana Rodriguez says:

    Well, I love Anne Boleyn Files because the Tudor period is fascinating, and yet so surrounded in myth and legend that it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction.
    This site provides interesting information, and different points of views on especially controversial history.
    Thank you Claire for this giveaway!!!!

  442. Domingo T. says:

    Well, I love The Anne Boleyn files because I think it’s the most complete site about my favourite historic period. Posts are always very interesting and when I read them they make me feel even more obsessed with Tudor era!
    I love learning new things from here, really, best page!!

  443. Stefani T. says:

    I too have a Tudor Addiction – am fascinated by this whole period, but specifically Anne Boleyn. 😉
    Have read many books but can never satisfy my addiction as there is always more to learn.

  444. Mili Foerstner says:

    I Want to say thanks for your work, dedication and passion!
    I love Henrry VIII, and Anne Boleyn is my favourite queen, so here I can find all I ever wanted to know about her! As long as your passion will be alive, we will be supporting you!
    Thanks again Claire!

  445. Cesar L. says:

    I love the enormous amount of information on this website, not just about Anne Boleyn, but the Tudor Dynasty in general, and anyone involved in the time period.
    I love this website for sparking my interest in the subject and how now, years later, I still cannot get enough!
    Thanks Claire for this wonderfull giveaway!

  446. Heather Pennington says:

    I love this site.. always have been obsessed with the British monarchy but the Tudor dynasty has always been my favorite

  447. Bertilde says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files has taught me more than i could ever imagine about this intelligent, brave woman who refused to be a pawn in The Tudor Court.
    Your articles are always well written and fun to read. The Anne Boleyn Flies is the best Tudor Blog on the web.

  448. Euge G. says:

    What i love about this site is that it keeps Tudor history alive.
    I also follow you on twitter and get your notifications sent to my phone so that is awesome and really convenient.
    Thanks for putting up an amazing website like this!! 🙂

  449. Marcia Gutierrez says:

    I’m not sure I could say anything about that this site that hasn’t already been said.I just want to basically echo everyone else about how amazing it is!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for this chance, I hope I could win!

  450. Vivian Bruno says:

    Love all those interesting tid bits that so many Anne lovers never knew! Thanks for all the enlightening posts!!!

  451. Bety V. says:

    I have been subscribed for about a year now. I enjoy the daily history updates. Also, it is such a pleasure to read about small details I hadn’t heard before or different interpretations.
    Thanksss!!!! you make my life more colorfull 😉

  452. Vero I. says:

    I love the book recommendations and ‘this day in history’ posts. You learn something new every day. Keep up the great work!

  453. Roxane D.L. says:

    I was originally an Elizabethan fanatic, however the more I read about her mother, the more interested in her I become.
    This page is wonderful in filling in the blanks in Anne’s life plus whatever else was happening in history that day…it has also introduced me to more characters of the time and widening my interests.
    thank you!

  454. Carmen Leiva says:

    What I like about TABF site is that we can all come together, discuss and read amazing facts about Anne.
    The people on this site feels more like a family because we share such a love for Anne.
    This site is one of my favorites and I’m so glad I found it.
    Thank you Claire for making this site!

  455. Horace E. says:

    I love when some little bit of information pops up that I have never heard before!
    Your site is the best!!!

  456. Belu E. says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn Files. I have read a lot of books about the Tudor period and I love how your site separates the facts from fiction based on the evidence. There are a lot of information out there based on speculation so I appreciate that you say when there is no evidence to back up a theory!

  457. Natalie Blythman says:

    The Anne Boleyn Files is first on my morning list of things to do!! The best news on Twitter!
    It’s better then my first cup of morning coffee!!!
    Thanks for the chance!!!
    Warm hugs!!!!

  458. Gaby MDO says:

    I love your work! I wait every day to see if there is an e-mail, and have bought one of your books for my Kindle. This is the best site online anywhere!

  459. Ludmila Gonzalez says:

    Hello Claire, I don´t know what else I could said….
    I just love The Anne Boleyn Files because here in Argentina it´s really difficult to find books on this subject, so the Anne Boleyn Files gives me the chance to keep on discovering always new things!
    Thanks for the hard work!!!! I wish I had the chance to read your books!!!!
    All the best! a warm hug from a big fan of yours here in Argentina!!!!

  460. Guille Espinola says:

    I adore The Anne Boleyn Files website, when I want to know something Tudor related this is the first place I look for information. It has tons of links to explore and is updated daily, I always love the read them!!
    Thanks Claire!!!! I wish you all the best!

  461. Ines Eusebi says:

    I’ve always wanted to know more about Anne Boleyn as she is my favorite wife of Henry VIII and you give me a wealth of knowledge with “The Anne Boleyn Files” site and books and each time I’m here, I just love her more. Thanks for bringing her back to life! 🙂
    Love your site!

  462. GADawn - Dawn Pinnataro says:

    I have enjoyed The Anne Boleyn Files since signing up, the Facebook site and love up email updates. The links fantastic and every article (and guest articles) amazing. One of the TOP Tudor sites I have ever read/followed. Thanks Claire – you bring the Tudors to life!
    Dawn Pinnataro
    GADawn

  463. Elizabeth Gonzales says:

    I have been fascinated by everything Tudor since I was younger. I like to know all I can about the time period. I have learned even more with everything on here and Facebook. You do have a wonderful job! Thanks for the wonderful information and I look forward to receiving more fascinating info on everything Anne and Henry VIII. 🙂

  464. April says:

    Can’t say exactly what it is I love about this site, but when I first came across it I subscribed and spent the next eight hours on it lol….The Boleyns have always been my favorite historical figures, so far I’ve managed to trace my family lineage back to the late 1600’s in England…I want to hopefully see if one day I can at least tie my lineage to the court but that’s going to take a lot of digging lol

  465. Alice says:

    In England it is a part of the national cirrculum to learn about the Tudor Period, the first time I saw Anne’s portrait I knew I’d be fascinated by this glamorous, mysterious figure for the rest of my life. Over 15 years on I’m still researching her and finding her more fascinating the more I learn. The Anne Boleyn Files is an ideal place to base casual or professional research as it really puts the effort into acknowledging and explaining the myth and legends surrounding this controversial women, whilst seeking facts in the fiction and trying to understand who she really was – rather than the purely the religious controversy or macabre demise that some many others have.

  466. Shannon says:

    I love the Tudor era! This website gives me access to so much information about it from so many sources. It would take me a lifetime to research it all on my own without this website.

  467. Kerrymac says:

    I love the ease of double-checking facts on this site. I love the things I’m learning! I LOVE that there are others out there who believe Anne Boleyn was more than Chapuys’ description.

  468. TudorQueen says:

    I love the Anne Boleyn files because they helped me realise that I’m not alone in my love for the Tudors

  469. Lina says:

    One of the things I like about ABF is that I have been given opportunity to learn, read about and discuss all sort of things related to my favourite subject in history with people who knows the difference between facts and fiction. (and enjoy both)

    I love your humble aproach, Claire, and hope you will resume the tours someday in the future. Thanks for all the work you’ve put into the ABfiles

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