Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard and a Magna Carta Baron by Marilyn Roberts

| May 20, 2015

Thank you to author and historian Marilyn Roberts for sharing her knowledge with us today… The Epworth Magna Carta 800th Society was founded in the autumn of 2014 with the joint aims of bringing together the local community to celebrate the anniversary of the original version of Magna Carta while at the same time raising […]

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part Two – The Howards

| August 1, 2014

Last week I wrote about Anne Boleyn’s paternal family, the Boleyns and Butlers, so today I’m going to look at Anne’s maternal family, the Howards. Apologies for the long article, there were quite a few prominent Howards! The Howards were one of the premier families in England and were of royal blood, being descended from […]

Anne Boleyn’s Family Part One – The Boleyns

| July 24, 2014

In the second part of my series on Anne Boleyn’s life, I want to take a look at her family and extended family. I’m going to give some brief bios of some of the people she was related to with links to where you can find out more about them. Apologies for some repetition from […]

Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

| July 15, 2014

I’m kicking off our series about Anne Boleyn’s life with a look at her background and birth… Anne Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard, who had married in around 1499. Her mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and later, from 1514, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. The […]

The Second Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton

| July 23, 2013

Following in from her recent article, “The First Anne Boleyn”, historian and author Elizabeth Norton has kindly written this article on Anne Hoo’s daughter, the second Anne Boleyn… I wrote an article recently on Anne Hoo Boleyn, the first recorded Anne Boleyn. Thanks to Anne Hoo’s importance in the family, her first name became a […]

The First Anne Boleyn by Elizabeth Norton

| June 28, 2013

Thank you so much to author and historian Elizabeth Norton for writing this guest post for us… It is often assumed that Anne Boleyn was named after her great aunt, Anne St Leger, the sister of her grandmother, Margaret Butler. Anne was given an important Boleyn family name, however, and her great-grandmother, the earliest recorded […]

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

| June 27, 2013

Just a quick post to alert you to the fact that historian Elizabeth Norton has just published an interesting article on her blog about the link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket – see Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket. It is not something I have mentioned here on The Anne Boleyn Files, but […]

Anne Boleyn’s Paternal Ancestry: The Wives of the Boleyns by Beth Tashery Shannon

| February 22, 2013

Thank you so much to Beth Tashery Shannon for writing this article for The Anne Boleyn Files. I started corresponding with Beth when I was researching Anne Boleyn’s family tree and the roots of the Boleyns, and she was so helpful. Beth’s article follows on from my articles Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree and Boleyn Myth […]