Adrienne Dillard reads an extract from The Raven’s Widow

| May 19, 2017

Adrienne Dillard reads an extract from The Raven’s Widow

As part of our commemoration of the anniversary of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution on this day in 1536, historical novelist Adrienne Dillard has kindly shared this extract from her best-selling novel The Raven’s Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn. Thank you so much to Adrienne for taking the time to read this to us, she’s […]

The Turbulent Crown: Anne Boleyn’s execution

| May 19, 2017

The Turbulent Crown: Anne Boleyn’s execution

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, our commemoration of Anne Boleyn’s execution on this day in 1536, art historian and author Roland Hui is sharing an excerpt from his book The Turbulent Crown: The Story of the Tudor Queens about Anne’s execution. Roland’s publisher, MadeGlobal Publishing, is doing a special giveaway of two hand-painted […]

Wendy J Dunn reads from The Light in the Labyrinth

| May 19, 2017

Wendy J Dunn reads from The Light in the Labyrinth

Author Wendy J Dunn reads a chapter from her historical novel The Light in the Labyrinth to us as part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017. It is a wonderful novel telling of Anne Boleyn’s last days through the eyes of her niece. Would you like to win a copy of Wendy’s book? Simply leave a […]

19 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is executed

| May 19, 2017

19 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is executed

On this day in history, 19th May 1536, the feast day of St Dunstan, Queen Anne Boleyn was executed at the Tower of London. Here at the Anne Boleyn Files and on our Facebook page, we are commemorating the 481st anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution with a special Anne Boleyn Day of events in association […]

Anne Boleyn Day 2017 – Schedule of events

| May 18, 2017

Anne Boleyn Day 2017 – Schedule of events

It’s that time of year again! Doesn’t time fly? Here at the Anne Boleyn Files, we always pay tribute to Queen Anne Boleyn on the anniversary of her execution, 19th May 1536. While her execution is not something to be celebrated, I do like to commemorate her life by bringing together the Tudor history community, […]

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| September 30, 2016

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

I’m so excited! My article “The Trial of Anne Boleyn” is the feature article in Issue 7 of History of Royals magazine! Yay! In the article, I explain the context to Anne’s fall, the events leading up to her arrest, trial and execution, and the charges listed in the indictments. I also look at the […]

Anne Boleyn’s Execution Video – Derek Wilson

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s Execution Video – Derek Wilson

Derek Wilson is one of my favourite historians and authors so I’m very excited about him being a part of Anne Boleyn Day 2016. In this video, Derek reads from his first historical novel, The First Horseman, in which his protagonist, Thomas Treviot, witnesses Anne Boleyn’s execution. He then talks about what it would be […]

Anne Boleyn Day 2016 – Phoenix Rising

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn Day 2016 – Phoenix Rising

In this Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video, Hunter S. Jones, author of Phoenix Rising: A Novel of Anne Boleyn talks about her book and the research behind it. Head over to Text and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of winning a copy of her book.