Did Anne Boleyn bring French fashion to court?

| June 4, 2021

Did Anne Boleyn bring French fashion to court?

In this latest edition of my Fan Q&A series for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I’m answering Jessica’s question “Did Anne Boleyn bring French fashion to court herself or were others involved?” Anne Boleyn spent six years in France and was described by a contemporary as “native French” in her ways, […]

Anne Boleyn Special 1: Life and Afterlives – Suzannah Lipscomb’s latest podcast episode

| May 17, 2021

Anne Boleyn Special 1: Life and Afterlives – Suzannah Lipscomb’s latest podcast episode

I’m so honoured to be part of a panel discussing the enduring fascination with Anne’s life and demise with host Suzannah Lipscomb for her latest ‘Not Just the Tudors’ podcast. Suzannah, Natalie Grueninger, Roland Hui, Dr Stephanie Russo and I had a wonderful time ‘talking Tudor’ and, of course, Anne Boleyn is my very favourite […]

Did Anne Boleyn bring down Cardinal Wolsey?

| May 13, 2021

Did Anne Boleyn bring down Cardinal Wolsey?

In this latest edition of my Fan Q&A series of videos, I’m answering an interesting question posed by Kristian from Bulgaria, who was curious about Anne Boleyn’s role in the fall of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor and chief advisor. What role did Anne Boleyn have in Cardinal Wolsey’s fall and his eventual […]

Were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard pawns of their families

| November 7, 2020

Were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard pawns of their families

In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I consider whether Anne Boleyn and her cousin, Catherine Howard, were pawns of their families and whether the Boleyns and Howards deserve to be blamed for their subsequent executions. Did Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, and Elizabeth’s brother, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, force […]

Did Anne Boleyn survive and is there a new King of England?

| June 19, 2020

Did Anne Boleyn survive and is there a new King of England?

I can’t quite believe that I’m even handling these two questions, but this is 2020 after all! Yes, my inbox, my Messenger box and my YouTube channel are full of emails regarding a ‘theory’ (see how polite I’m being there!) that Anne Boleyn survived her execution and that a man is claiming to be descended […]

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

| October 3, 2019

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

In this latest instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, I look at Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel, “The Other Boleyn Girl”, which was also turned into a movie and adapted for television. “The Other Boleyn Girl” has brought Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn’s stories to life for many people, and provoked an interest in […]

Did Anne Boleyn steal Henry Carey from Mary Boleyn?

| August 26, 2019

Did Anne Boleyn steal Henry Carey from Mary Boleyn?

You might have been wondering where I am. Well, I’m still here, but we’re having technical issues with the site after a server upgrade. We’re working hard to resume normal service though. Last week, I did another of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” videos. It’s a subject I’ve handled before, but it’s one I keep […]

Boleyn or Bullen – What was Anne Boleyn’s real name?

| July 5, 2019

Boleyn or Bullen – What was Anne Boleyn’s real name?

I’ve just published my latest “Questions about Anne Boleyn” video over on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel. It’s a topic that I’ve handled before, here on the Anne Boleyn Files website, but I just had to talk about it again after receiving that message. In the video, I answer the question […]