December 23 – Nicholas Udall and how he was involved in Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation

| December 23, 2022

December 23 – Nicholas Udall and how he was involved in Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd December 1556, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Nicholas Udall (Yevedale) was buried at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster. Udall was a schoolmaster, cleric, humanist and playwright, and he wrote a ballad for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation celebrations in 1533. His ballad was about Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge… […]

Day 11 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

| December 11, 2022

Day 11 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

Time really is flying isn’t it? But then it always does when you’re having Tudor fun! Yes, it’s already 11th December, and that means it’s time for our 11th Tudor treat! Thank you to historical novelist Judith Arnopp for today’s contribution, which looks at the history of a well-known nursery rhyme – fascinating. You can […]

Day 9 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

| December 9, 2022

Day 9 of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

It’s 9th December and that means it’s time for the ninth treat from our Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar. Today we have an Anne and Mary Boleyn themed contribution from Amanda Harvey Purse, author of The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors. Thank you, Amanda! You can access the Advent Calendar (and catch up […]

‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas – An Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII short story

| December 6, 2022

‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas – An Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII short story

Enjoy this amazing animated short story which stars Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn on the night before Tudor Christmas. It’s taken from Laura Loney and Kathryn Holeman’s incredibly beautiful keepsake book “‘Twas the Night Before Tudor Christmas” which is available now from Amazon and other bookstores: https://mybook.to/tudorchristmas This is a lovely festive story to share […]

November 30 – Henry VIII gets a dressing down from his wife and sweetheart

| November 30, 2022

November 30 – Henry VIII gets a dressing down from his wife and sweetheart

On this day in Tudor history, 30th November 1529, the Feast of St Andrew, Henry VIII received a dressing down from two women: his wife, Catherine of Aragon, and the woman he wanted to make his wife, Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII’s treatment of his first wife was angering her, and Catherine told him so. And […]

Welcome to the Anne Boleyn Files – Find Anne Boleyn Resources

| November 23, 2022

Welcome to the Anne Boleyn Files – Find Anne Boleyn Resources

I’ve been posting on the Anne Boleyn Files since February 2009, so there are many thousands of posts on here and an incredible amount of information on Anne Boleyn, her life, times as queen and her fall in 1536, as well as lots of information about Tudor times and other Tudor characters. Sometimes, with such […]

November 22 – The doctor who treated Anne Boleyn when she had sweating sickness

| November 22, 2022

November 22 – The doctor who treated Anne Boleyn when she had sweating sickness

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd November 1545, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir William Butts died after suffering from a “dooble febre quartanz”, a form of malaria. Sir William Butts was a royal physician and Henry VIII sent him to Hever Castle in 1528 to treat his sweetheart Anne Boleyn when […]

November 15 – Pope Clement VII threatens to excommunicate Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| November 15, 2022

November 15 – Pope Clement VII threatens to excommunicate Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 15th November 1532, an exasperated Pope Clement VII threatened King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, with excommunication. Why would the pope do that when Pope Leo X had granted the king the title of Defender of the Faith in 1521? Well, because Henry VIII had defied […]

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