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Was Anne Boleyn a wicked stepmother?

| June 18, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn a wicked stepmother?

In today’s instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, I consider the relationship between Anne Boleyn and her stepdaughter, Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. Anne Boleyn is often blamed for the ill-treatment Mary received in the 1530s, being painted as a wicked stepmother, so I look at how Mary […]

Was Anne Boleyn involved with any other men? – Part 2

| April 18, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn involved with any other men? – Part 2

In today’s instalment of my video series “Questions about Anne Boleyn”, I consider the other men (apart from the obvious man, Henry VIII) that Anne Boleyn was involved with or linked to. In Part 1, I looked at James Butler and Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, and in Part 2, I consider poet and diplomat […]

Was Anne Boleyn involved with any other men? – Part 1

| April 12, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn involved with any other men? – Part 1

In today’s instalment of my video series “Questions about Anne Boleyn”, I consider the other men (apart from the obvious man, Henry VIII!) that Anne Boleyn was involved with or linked to. In Part 1, I look at the negotiations to marry Anne Boleyn off to James Butler of Ireland, and then Anne’s romance with […]

Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?

| April 4, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?

Yes, you read that right! The question that I am answering in the latest video of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series is “Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?” In my video, I explain what provoked people to send me emails asking me this question, where the idea that Anne Boleyn […]

Did Anne Boleyn have much to do with Elizabeth?

| March 29, 2019

Did Anne Boleyn have much to do with Elizabeth?

In this instalment of my series “Questions about Anne Boleyn”, I answer the question “Did Anne Boleyn have much of a relationship with Elizabeth?” I consider whether Anne Boleyn was disappointed with her daughter’s birth, whether there is evidence that she didn’t bond with Elizabeth, and how she was involved with the princess’s early life […]

Did Anne Boleyn get sweating sickness?

| March 22, 2019

Did Anne Boleyn get sweating sickness?

I’m back with my latest instalment in the “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series of videos. Sweating sickness was a strange illness which affected England in five outbreaks between 1485 and 1551. It caused panic because of just how fast it could kill. In Showtime’s “The Tudors”, we see Anne Boleyn, played by Natalie Dormer, coming […]

Was Anne Boleyn charged with witchcraft?

| March 15, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn charged with witchcraft?

The latest instalment in my video series “Questions about Anne Boleyn” looks at the question “Was Anne Boleyn charged with witchcraft?” something that rears its ugly head every May when I talk about the indictments of charges laid against her, Anne’s trial and her execution. Did the charges against Anne Boleyn include witchcraft? What about […]

Was Anne Boleyn a homewrecker?

| March 7, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn a homewrecker?

In 1533, King Henry VIII married his sweetheart Anne Boleyn, the woman he’d been pursuing for at least six years, and then had his marriage to his wife of nearly 24 years annulled – yes, he did it that way round! Some fiction would lead us to believe that this was all Anne Boleyn’s fault. […]