Wow, what a week it has been and it’s only Tuesday!! I just thought I’d take the chance to do a news round up and let you know what’s new to the site and what’s been happening in the world of The Anne Boleyn Files:-
On this Day in History
Today, we think about Thomas Cromwell who was executed on this day in 1540 – a very nasty end! Read yesterday’s blog for a bit more info on his execution – yuck!. We also think about Catherine Howard who married Henry VIII on that very same day. Click here to read author Alisa Libby’s guest blog post about Catherine Howard.
Pretty much every week Daniela, our “The Tudors” jeweller”, sends me new jewellery pieces to list on our shop and yesterday she sent me some Henry VIII rings!
These rings are replicas of those worn by Jonathan Rhys Meyers in the show and are lovingly handmade by Daniela – clever girl!
Click here to check them out.
I’ve also just added an emerald necklace, emerald earrings and a few other pairs of earrings to “The Tudors” Jewelry Page.
The Anne Boleyn Experience 2010
Thank you to all those who have booked, emailed and commented on this tour. It’s been a lot of hard work to put together and it’s so nice to hear that others are excited about it too. I’m just not sure I can wait until May!! See our special tour website for details – http://tour.theanneboleynfiles.com/ – and feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. I’m so looking forward to meeting you and sharing 19th May with other Anne Boleyn fans.
Anne Boleyn Files visitor Esther Hyams is writing a series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn and would really love your feedback on her work. It really is incredible how Anne inspires people! Click here to check out Esther’s series of poems – I will update the page as she writes more.
Over the past few weeks, I have been busy adding more pages and information to the site – Events Calendar, Anne Boleyn Places, Forum, British History Resources… I’m presently working on “Tudor Places” to give you information on other wonderful Tudor buildings and monuments dotted around Britain. Everyone has heard of Hampton Court Palace but what about Little Moreton and Gawsworth? These are the kinds of places that I will be writing about. As you can see The Anne Boleyn Files is definitely a “work in progress” and will always be!
When I’m not working on the site and spending time with my wonderful family, I can be found reading a Tudor history book, either fiction or non-fiction. As I read these books I’m adding reviews to our special review site – http://reviews.theanneboleynfiles.com/. I’ve also created two special Anne Boleyn Files Amazon Shops (US and UK/Europe) which only list Tudor books and the books are divided into different categories – biographies, fiction, Anne Boleyn, Six Wives, Philippa Gregory etc. You can check them out through our Products Page or from the Book Review Site.
Anne Boleyn B Brooch
Another new jewellery item on The AB Files is the Anne Boleyn B Brooch with its real freshwater drop pearls – it’s so pretty.
Is there something missing from the site? Please let me know if you think that this site is lacking in some way. This site is for you and I want everyone to love it as much as I do, so feel free to comment or email me with your ideas and observations. Thanks!