Leonardo da Vinci’s Boleyn?

| January 17, 2020

Thank you to author and historical researcher Amanda Harvey Purse for sharing this Boleyn-related article with us today. Over to Amanda… It is true to say that over the years of studying the history of art, my love for Leonardo da Vinci’s work has outshone my love for many other artists. As da Vinci was […]

The re-identification of Michel Sittow’s portrait formerly known as Catherine of Aragon

| February 15, 2018

Something which came up on my Facebook feed this morning because it was shared on several Tudor history pages was the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. being criticised for their “major mistake”. The Queen Catherine Parr Facebook page shared a photo from the gallery’s Facebook page and stated that the “portrait of Catherine […]

The real face of Anne Boleyn? by historical novelist Richard Masefield

| September 28, 2017

Thank you so much to historical novelist Richard Masefield for sharing his research and views with us today. Richard is interested in starting a dialogue on this image; he really wants to hear your views, so please do share your view by leaving a comment below this article. Over to Richard… By comparison with numerous […]

Anne Boleyn and the Lady in the Garter image: The Arguments

| May 4, 2017

Phew! It’s been an exciting few days! My scheduled work has gone out of the window and I’ve been debating a 16th-century image and doing research related to it. Schedule be gone! This is much more exciting! If you’ve missed it all, this story all started on Tuesday 25th April when art historian and author […]

An update on Anne Boleyn and the Lady of the Garter image

| May 3, 2017

You may remember that last week I shared an article by art historian and author Roland Hui regarding an image from The Black Book of the Garter attributed to Lucas Horenbout, which Roland Hui believed might well be Anne Boleyn. Roland made the following points: The Black Book was created in 1534, while Henry VIII […]

Another contemporary image of Anne Boleyn?

| April 26, 2017

Thank you to art historian Roland Hui for letting me know about an article he has just written on his blog. The article is about an image in the Black Book of the Garter, a beautiful illumination of a queen consort presiding over a meeting of the Order of the Garter. As Roland says, in […]

A facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn? No!

| June 7, 2016

I’m not sure how it started, but a photo of a wax model of Queen Anne Boleyn keeps being shared in social media as a facial reconstruction of Anne Boleyn, done from her skull. I keep commenting to correct this, but it doesn’t seem to change anything, so I thought I’d write this post. Please […]

Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Video by Melanie V Taylor

| May 19, 2016

Where can we see Anne Boleyn? Video by Melanie V Taylor

In this video, Melanie V. Taylor, art historian and author of the historical novel Truth of the Linediscusses Anne Boleyn portraiture and places where we can ‘see’ Anne Boleyn. Head on over to www.madeglobal.com/3243/melanie-v-taylor-can-see-anne-boleyn/ to enter a giveaway for a copy of Melanie’s novel, which is set in the reign of Elizabeth I and has […]