26 April 1540 – The marriage of Catherine Carey and Francis Knollys

| April 26, 2018

26 April 1540 – The marriage of Catherine Carey and Francis Knollys

On this day in history, 26th April 1540, Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn and niece of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, married Francis Knollys. Thank you to Adrienne Dillard, author of two books on Catherine Carey – the novel Cor Rotto and the non-fiction book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell – as well as […]

Sexuality and its Impact on History – Guest Post by Judith Arnopp

| April 16, 2018

Sexuality and its Impact on History – Guest Post by Judith Arnopp

Thank you to author Judith Arnopp for joining us today on the Anne Boleyn Files with this wonderful guest post. Judith is one of the authors of the new collaborative book Sexuality and its Impact on History which is published by Pen & Sword. Over to Judith… I’ve been interested in history all my life, […]

Bedlam Hospital, London – Guest post by Toni Mount

| February 24, 2018

Bedlam Hospital, London – Guest post by Toni Mount

A big welcome to author and historian Toni Mount who is joining is today for the final stop of her blog/book tour for the launch of her latest historical novel. The Colour of Murder is the latest whodunit in the popular ‘Sebastian Foxley’ series of medieval murder mysteries and it’s a wonderful read. Over to […]

Why I Pulled My Tudor Historical Novel from Publication by Lissa Bryan

| January 17, 2018

Why I Pulled My Tudor Historical Novel from Publication by Lissa Bryan

As more historical research is done, historical characters are being rehabilitated and long-believed myths are being challenged and even banished, which is a wonderful thing. However, sometimes, the rehabilitation of one person can lead to another suffering, as has been the case with Anne Boleyn and Jane Boleyn. But things are changing. We had the […]

My book is number 2!

| January 9, 2018

My book is number 2!

It wouldn’t be quite right to say that I’m incredibly humbled by this – or perhaps I was but it didn’t last long – because here I am bragging about it and exploding with happiness and pride. Why? Because Lil from the Lil’s Vintage World YouTube channel, a book reviewer, has chosen my book The […]

New Henry VIII book – Pustules, Pestilence and Pain

| December 15, 2017

New Henry VIII book – Pustules, Pestilence and Pain

Congratulations to my fellow MadeGlobal author Seamus O’Caellaigh on the release of his book Pustules, Pestilence and Pain: Tudor Treatments and Ailments of Henry VIII. It is out now as a kindle book and a full-colour paperback, and is perfect for anyone interested in Henry VIII’s health problems and Tudor remedies. Here’s the blurb: Henry […]

St Mary-le-Bow Church by Toni Mount

| October 23, 2017

St Mary-le-Bow Church by Toni Mount

Welcome to historian and author Toni Mount who is visiting the Anne Boleyn Files as part of her book tour for her latest medieval mystery. The Colour of Betrayal is the latest whodunit in Toni’s popular Sebastian Foxley series of medieval murder mysteries. Inspired by a true story from the thirteenth century, this new tale […]

Anne Boleyn book, movie and documentary recommendations

| September 25, 2017

Anne Boleyn book, movie and documentary recommendations

Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the Anne Boleyn Files recent survey on Anne Boleyn books, movies and documentaries, I really appreciate your feedback. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. Just over a month ago, I asked Anne Boleyn Files followers to share their recommendations […]