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, […]

Replay of Anne Boleyn’s Fall and Execution talk and Q&A session with Claire Ridgway

| May 20, 2021

Replay of Anne Boleyn’s Fall and Execution talk and Q&A session with Claire Ridgway

To commemorate the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution, I did a live talk and Q&A session yesterday on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel. It went really well and there were lots of excellent questions, so if you missed it then please do catch up with this replay: Please do subscribe to […]

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 […]

Which colours did Anne Boleyn like?

| February 5, 2021

Which colours did Anne Boleyn like?

In this edition of my series on “Questions about Anne Boleyn”, I consider which colours Anne Boleyn liked. It’s impossible to say what Anne Boleyn’s favourite colour was, but we do know the colours Anne chose to wear and the colours she chose for fabrics for Elizabeth’s nursery and clothes. Find out which colour fabrics […]

Questions about Anne Boleyn’s Execution

| August 9, 2020

Questions about Anne Boleyn’s Execution

In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I answer questions that I’m regularly asked about Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, which took place 19th May 1536. What were the charges against Anne Boleyn? When was Anne Boleyn executed? Where was Anne Boleyn executed? Who was at Anne Boleyn’s execution? Which ladies attended […]

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 […]

What questions do you have about Anne Boleyn?

| January 29, 2020

What questions do you have about Anne Boleyn?

I’ve been doing a “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series on the Anne Boleyn Files & Tudor Society YouTube Channel and so far I’ve done 23 videos: Did Henry VIII love Anne Boleyn? January 24 – Henry VIII’s jousting accident – just how serious was it? Did Anne Boleyn miscarry a deformed foetus? Who was Mary […]

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 […]