Your questions about the Anne Boleyn conference 28 Feb to 6 March

| December 17, 2021

Your questions about the Anne Boleyn conference 28 Feb to 6 March

Thank you to those of you who have already booked tickets for “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England” – yay! I’m so excited about bringing this event to you! We’re going to have such fun delving into what made Anne Boleyn the fascinating woman she became, the woman Henry VIII just had to possess. […]

Claire’s new Anne Boleyn tattoo – Let them grumble!

| November 24, 2021

Claire’s new Anne Boleyn tattoo – Let them grumble!

Hello to you all! I just wanted to share a video I’ve made for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel about my latest Anne Boleyn tattoo and the story behind it. In the video, I also explain the origin of the cupboard cloth, from which the image comes, the meaning of Anne […]

Amazing Tudor Discovery – The discovery of Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

| November 12, 2021

Amazing Tudor Discovery – The discovery of Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

You may have seen the news about the discovery of a contemporary carving of Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge and how Paul Fitzsimmons, an antiques dealer, bought it for £75 and how it’s now worth £200,000. It’s a wonderful find and the good news is that Paul isn’t keeping it to himself, it’s going on loan […]

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, […]

1 June 1533 – The coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey

| June 1, 2021

1 June 1533 – The coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey

On this day in Tudor history, 1st June 1533, Whitsun, six-momth pregnant Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey in London. Here’s my #TudorHistoryShorts video on it: Here is my detailed video on Anne Boleyn’s coronation: And if you prefer reading articles, you can read about the coronation […]

31 May 1533 – A coronation procession for Queen Anne Boleyn in London

| May 31, 2021

31 May 1533 – A coronation procession for Queen Anne Boleyn in London

On this day in Tudor history, 31st May 1533, just three days after her marriage to King Henry VIII had been proclaimed valid, the six-month pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn processed from the Tower of London to Westminster. It was a lavish eve of coronation procession with lots of entertainment, including pageants, orations, music, and wine […]

29 May 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s fire-breathing dragon

| May 29, 2021

29 May 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s fire-breathing dragon

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, the citizens of London were treated to a spectacular river procession. It was part of the coronation celebrations for England’s new queen, Anne Boleyn. Here’s my longer, more detailed video on the procession: If you prefer reading articles then you can click here.

28 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn is the rightful queen!

| May 28, 2021

28 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn is the rightful queen!

I always find it strange at this time of year to switch from writing about Anne Boleyn’s final days in May 1536 to the lead-up to her coronation in May 1533. How different things were just three years apart. On this day in Tudor history, 28th May 1533, over four months after Henry VIII had […]