The Fogges of Ashford: Supporters with Family Connections to the Tudor Dynasty by Amanda Harvey Purse

| October 9, 2019

The Fogges of Ashford: Supporters with Family Connections to the Tudor Dynasty by Amanda Harvey Purse

Thank you to Amanda Harvey Purse, author of the forthcoming The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors, for sharing this article with us here today. It’s always interesting to find out about these lesser-known Tudor families. You may have heard of Sir John Fogge before, when researching the beginnings of the Tudor period, for […]

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

| October 3, 2019

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

In this latest instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, I look at Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel, “The Other Boleyn Girl”, which was also turned into a movie and adapted for television. “The Other Boleyn Girl” has brought Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn’s stories to life for many people, and provoked an interest in […]

The Falcon’s Rise by Natalia Richards

| September 2, 2019

The Falcon’s Rise by Natalia Richards

Congratulations to my fellow MadeGlobal author Natalia Richards on the release of a revised version of her Anne Boleyn novel The Falcon’s Rise. What I love about The Falcon’s Rise is that it focuses on Anne Boleyn’s early life – her time at Hever Castle and her move to Mechelen, rather than being about Anne’s […]

The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel with Loretta Goldberg plus special price!

| June 20, 2019

The Reversible Mask: An Elizabethan Spy Novel with Loretta Goldberg plus special price!

Historical novelist Loretta Goldberg has made this wonderful video for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel about her Elizabethn spy novel The Reversible Mask, which is a wonderful read. In her video, Loretta talks about her book, an Elizabethan spy novel, and then treats us to an excerpt. Here’s the book blurb […]

Interview with historical novelist Wendy J Dunn

| June 6, 2019

Tim and I have had the pleasure of hosting our dear friend, historical novelist Wendy J Dunn, at our home in Spain as part of her research trip to Spain and the UK. It was lovely having her here, and my daughter, Verity, and I enjoyed our day with Wendy at the Alhambra in Granada […]

Black Africans in Medieval England by Toni Mount

| May 3, 2019

Black Africans in Medieval England by Toni Mount

A very warm welcome to Toni Mount, who is visiting us here at the Anne Boleyn Files as part of her book tour for her latest book The Colour of Lies, which is fantastic! Over to Toni… In my latest Seb Foxley medieval murder mystery, The Colour of Lies, set in London in the 1470s, […]

When do words become treason? – Guest post by author Loretta Goldberg

| November 27, 2018

When do words become treason? – Guest post by author Loretta Goldberg

Thank you to author Loretta Goldberg for visiting us here at the Anne Boleyn Files today as part of the book tour for her debut book, an Elizabethan spy novel called The Reversible Mask which comes out on 3rd December. I have had a sneak peek at it and it’s a wonderful read. I loved […]

Get lost in Tudor history this summer

| July 26, 2018

Get lost in Tudor history this summer

Get ready for a shameless plug… If you have some spare time this summer to get lost in Tudor history – and is there really anything better than that (the beach, cocktails….no, we want Tudor history!)? – then here are my very biased recommendations for Tudor things to do: Enrol yourself on a history course […]