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The royals and Maundy Thursday

| April 18, 2019

The royals and Maundy Thursday

Today, the day before Good Friday, is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. It’s the day that commemorates the Last Supper, that final and special meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples, and where he washed their feet. As I’ve explained in previous articles, the Gospels’ account of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet was remembered […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

| February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with love and joy whatever you’re doing today. To celebrate the day of love, I thought I’d share some resources with you that are related to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and their relationship, when it was happy! Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn by […]

7 February 1526 – Declare I dare not

| February 7, 2019

7 February 1526 – Declare I dare not

On this day in Tudor history, 7th February 1526, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the annual Shrovetide joust took place at Greenwich Palace. The king jousted that day and he wore an interesting motto: “declare je n’ose”, or “declare I dare not”. What did this motto mean? Was the king in love? Was […]

Happy New Year from Claire

| January 1, 2019

I just wanted to wish Anne Boleyn Files followers a very Happy New Year! May 2019 bring you love, joy, peace and prosperity, and lots of Tudor history too. New Year is when I reflect on what I did over the previous year and look forward to everything I have planned for the next. Well, […]

25% off The Life of Anne Boleyn course, The Six Wives of Henry VIII course, and more!

| November 20, 2018

25% off The Life of Anne Boleyn course, The Six Wives of Henry VIII course, and more!

Just a quick post to let you know that MedievalCourses.com has a sale at the moment. You can use coupon code THANKS2018 to save 25% on all of their online history courses between now and the end of Sunday 25th November 2018. Courses include my course “The Life of Anne Boleyn” and Gareth Russell’s “The […]

Anne Boleyn’s Girdle Book by Sandra Vasoli

| November 13, 2018

Thank you so much to author Sandra Vasoli for this guest article on the beautiful British Library girdle book that has been linked to Anne Boleyn. Sandi is the author of Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower: A New Assessment and the Je Anne Boleyn novels. Snuggled on a bed of faded rose velvet lies […]

27 October 1532 – A gorgeously apparelled Anne Boleyn makes her entrance

| October 27, 2018

On this day in history, Sunday 27th October 1532, in Calais, which was an English territory at the time, King Henry VIII hosted a lavish “great banquet” for Francis I, King of France. Henry VIII and his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke, had travelled to Calais to gain Francis’ public recognition and approval of […]

Can I answer your questions on Anne Boleyn and the Boleyns?

| October 2, 2018

Can I answer your questions on Anne Boleyn and the Boleyns?

There are quite literally thousands of posts here on the Anne Boleyn Files blog about Anne Boleyn, the Boleyn family and the period in which they lived, and these can be found and read by using the “Categories” section in the left-hand side menu bar or by using the Google Search box in the right-hand […]