Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree

| February 8, 2013

Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree

Genealogists, historians and researchers have been discussing Anne Boleyn’s roots for centuries and today there still does not seem to be a complete agreement over the origins of the Boleyns. I am no genealogy expert, but I’ve been researching the Boleyns for years now and this article is a presentation of my findings and a […]

Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and her cousin Agnes Tilney, their step-grandmother by Marilyn Roberts

| September 14, 2012

Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and her cousin Agnes Tilney, their step-grandmother by Marilyn Roberts

How very strange that the news item about the Tilney scroll has come up just as I am finishing a short article I thought Claire might be able to use sometime on Elizabeth Tilney, grandmother of both Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard. Thank you, Claire, for bringing this wonderful find to our attention. When The […]

Tilney Family Genealogical Scroll

| September 11, 2012

Tilney Family Genealogical Scroll

Thank you so much to Chris Wimsett for letting me know about this news report about an ancient scroll which charts seven centuries of Tilney (or Tylney) family history. This scroll, which is set to go on display in Tilney All Saints Church in Norfolk, records the Tilney family from 1097 to 1740 and was […]

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Birth by Sarah Bryson

| January 27, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Birth by Sarah Bryson

Today we have a guest post, the first in a series, on Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary. Thank you so much to Sarah Bryson for writing this series for us! Mary Boleyn: The Unknown Sister – Part One: Birth Over the next few weeks/months I will be looking at Mary Boleyn’s life and trying to explore […]

The Lost Boleyns – Update on the Tomb Brasses of Thomas and Henry Boleyn

| September 2, 2011

The Lost Boleyns – Update on the Tomb Brasses of Thomas and Henry Boleyn

Further to my investigations into the monumental brass crosses on the tombs of Thomas and Henry Boleyn, brothers of Anne Boleyn, I have just had an answer back from Michael Harris of the Monumental Brass Society. Michael spoke to the Society’s Kentish expert who said:- “The Bullen crosses are two “one-offs” of the same design. […]

The Lost Boleyns – Claire’s still digging!

| August 29, 2011

The Lost Boleyns – Claire’s still digging!

I am still on the trail of the lost Boleyns, the boys Thomas and Henry thought to have died in infancy or childhood, so don’t worry, I’m like a dog with a bone! But while I was doing some research on the Boleyn family this weekend, trying to find sources for what authors write about […]

The Lost Boleyns – Thomas and Henry Boleyn

| August 27, 2011

The Lost Boleyns – Thomas and Henry Boleyn

You may remember my post a few weeks ago about Thomas Boleyn the Younger, brother of Anne Boleyn and the infant Boleyn buried at St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst. In that post I explained that author and historian Alison Weir was claiming in her latest book, “Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore” (Mary […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience Days 4 and 5, and the Curious Case of Thomas Boleyn Junior

| July 24, 2011

The Anne Boleyn Experience Days 4 and 5, and the Curious Case of Thomas Boleyn Junior

I’m so sorry that this post is so late but we stayed up rather late on Thursday night chatting into the night and then Tim and I were travelling on Friday. On Thursday, we took the group to Hampton Court Palace, the beautiful palace which Henry VIII nabbed off Cardinal Wolsey. We took a tour, […]

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