William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man and how it got into Henry VIII’s hands

| October 2, 2017

William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man and how it got into Henry VIII’s hands

On 2nd October 1528 English reformer and Bible translator William Tyndale published his most influential book, The Obedience of the Christian Man and How Christian Rulers Ought to Govern. This book features in a story about Anne Boleyn, which is told by both George Wyatt, grandson of Thomas Wyatt the Poet, and the 17th century […]

1 September 1532 – Henry VIII gives Anne Boleyn an important title

| September 1, 2017

1 September 1532 – Henry VIII gives Anne Boleyn an important title

On this day in history, 1st September 1532, in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle, King Henry VIII elevated his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn, daughter of the Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde, to the title of Marquess (or Marquis) of Pembroke. This was hugely significant because the title was given to Anne in her own right […]

Anne Boleyn on film

| August 17, 2017

Anne Boleyn on film

Obviously, the real Queen Anne Boleyn was never on film, but I thought that I’d have a look at some of the on-screen portrayals of Anne Boleyn. I made a list of the Anne Boleyn actresses I could think of off the top of my head – I’m sure you can add to it! – […]

The Life of Anne Boleyn online course – save 50%

| July 26, 2017

The Life of Anne Boleyn online course – save 50%

Just a quick post to let you know that my 15 unit (18 video lessons) course “The Life of Anne Boleyn” is in the MedievalCourse.com summer flash sale at the moment and has 50% off until the end of 28th July. Course blurb: Anne Boleyn is the most popular and also the most divisive of […]

11 July 1533 – The Pope puts his foot down with Henry VIII

| July 11, 2017

By 11th July 1533, Pope Clement VII had really had enough of King Henry VIII’s behaviour. The king who had been awarded the title “Fidei Defensor” (Defender of the Faith) by Pope Leo X in 1521, for defending the Catholic Church against the works of Martin Luther, had not only abandoned his first wife without […]

60 second history – Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

60 second history – Anne Boleyn

Sixty seconds is such a short time to try and give a biography of a historical person. I so wanted to do justice to Anne, but there was only time to give the bare minimum, just a few facts. If I’d had more time, I would have talked about her faith, her part in the […]

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, our commemoration of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution on this day in 1536, Beth von Staats, author Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell, talks about why the Americans love Anne Boleyn so much. I know from my blog statistics just how many visitors I have from the USA and it […]

$30 off The Life of Anne Boleyn online course until 21 May 2017

| May 17, 2017

To commemorate the anniversaries of the executions of Queen Anne Boleyn and the five men in May 1536, MedievalCourses.com is offering a $30 discount off my “The Life of Anne Boleyn” course, bringing the price down to just $45, until the end of Sunday 21 May 2017. Simply use coupon code ABDAY2017 at https://medievalcourses.com/overview/life-anne-boleyn-mc06/. The […]