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

| June 19, 2020

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 […]

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 […]