Tudor Miniatures by Roland Hui

| January 4, 2013

Tudor Miniatures by Roland Hui

I am very excited to be listing Roland Hui’s beautiful hand-painted miniatures for sale here at The Anne Boleyn Files. You may remember me mentioning Roland before, in articles about Tudor portraiture, because he has done extensive research on Tudor portraits and has some very interesting ideas on Anne Boleyn’s portraiture and two miniatures which […]

The Reconstruction of The Moost Happi Medal by Lucy Churchill

| November 29, 2012

The Reconstruction of The Moost Happi Medal by Lucy Churchill

Lucy Churchill has just started selling replicas of Anne Boleyn’s 1534 Moost Happi Medal, so I thought it would be good for Lucy to explain how this beautiful replica came to be made. Over to Lucy… The original Moost Happi medal is a single issue lead prototype of what is believed to be a commemorative […]

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

| October 9, 2012

9 October 1514 – The Wedding of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

On 9th October 1514, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France at Abbeville. You can read the details of the wedding and Mary’s appearance in my post Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France but I wanted to share with you Tim’s photo of […]

The Restored Henry VIII Mural

| July 14, 2012

The Restored Henry VIII Mural

Rhodri Powell, owner of the house in Milverton, Somerset, where the beautiful 16th century mural of Henry VIII was discovered early last year, has just emailed me to tell me that the restoration work carried out by Anne Ballantyne has been completed. He also kindly set me photos. Thank you so much, Rhodri, for sharing […]

Katherine of Aragon or Mary Tudor? – The Re-identification of Michel Sittow’s Portrait of a Young Woman by Nasim Tadghighi

| July 13, 2012

Katherine of Aragon or Mary Tudor? – The Re-identification of Michel Sittow’s Portrait of a Young Woman by Nasim Tadghighi

Thank you so much to Nasim Tadghighi for bringing this re-identification of Michel Sittow’s portrait to my attention and for writing this article which explains how it came about. Both Nasim and I would love to hear your thoughts on this too. Over to Nasim… Two weeks ago my sister travelled to Vienna and visited […]

God Save the Queen Photography Project

| June 13, 2012

God Save the Queen Photography Project

Today, we have a guest post by photography student, Meidan Edri – thanks, Meidan! Project: “God Save The Queen” is a photography project by Meidan Edri made in 2012. The project is an attempt to restore the portraits of three of King Henry VIII’s wives. My name is Meidan Edri and I am a photography […]

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII Triumphant

| April 11, 2012

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII Triumphant

Good Friday 1533 (11th April) was an important day for Anne Boleyn. It was the day on which Henry VIII informed his Council that Anne was his rightful wife and Queen and she should be accorded with Royal honours. Catherine of Aragon had already been demoted to Dowager Princess of Wales after convocation had ruled […]

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

| February 22, 2012

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

As today is the anniversary of the death of miniaturist John Hoskins in 1665, I thought it was only right to share with you his beautiful miniature of Anne Boleyn. This miniature, although painted in the 17th century, is said to have been based on “an ancient original” and Anne Boleyn’s biographer, historian Eric Ives, […]