How to catch up on Anne Boleyn Day 2017

| May 21, 2017

How to catch up on Anne Boleyn Day 2017

Friday was a busy day for us here at the Anne Boleyn Files as it was our annual Anne Boleyn Day. I like to pay tribute to the life of Queen Anne Boleyn on the anniversary of her execution by bringing us all together with special events like videos, articles and giveaways. This year, I […]

George Boleyn with Clare Cherry

| May 19, 2017

George Boleyn with Clare Cherry

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, was executed on 17th May 1536 after being found guilty of high treason. He was charged with committing incest with his sister, Queen Anne Boleyn, and of plotting with her to kill the king. He is remembered for his part in the bloody events of May 1536, but he was far […]

Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn – A video

| May 19, 2017

Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn – A video

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, a commemoration of the anniversary of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn on 19th May 1536, I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, Earl and Countess of Wiltshire, who lost a son and a daughter in the blood events of May […]

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 – It’s already started!

| May 19, 2017

Anne Boleyn Day 2017 – It’s already started!

Anne Boleyn Day 2017 kicked off at 7am UK time with me going live on Facebook introducing the day and talking about Alexander Alesius’s nightmare or vision from that day in 1536. Although you may have missed it live, you can catch up with it, and the next chat I did on Anne’s execution, on […]

Imprisoned in the Tower: Would I cope?

| May 18, 2017

Imprisoned in the Tower: Would I cope?

Today, as we think about Anne Boleyn preparing herself for an execution that would be postponed for 24 hours, we have an article from Anne Boleyn Files follower Kathy Gallimore. Kathy wanted to share her feelings about what it would be like to be a prisoner in the Tower waiting for death. Imprisoned in the […]

18 May 1536 – A spooky event at Queen Catherine’s tomb

| May 18, 2017

According to a Frenchman writing to Thomas Cromwell, on the day before Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded at the Tower of London “the wax tapers about Q. Catherine’s tomb had been lighted of their own accord”. He was referring to the tomb of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, who had been buried […]

18 May 1536 – In good state and disposed for death

| May 18, 2017

We all know what it’s like to psych ourselves up for something awful, whether it’s surgery, a dentist appointment, a driving test, or an exam, but can you imagine preparing yourself for execution and then waiting and waiting, only to be told later in the day that it was being postponed until the next day? […]