Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?

| April 4, 2019

Yes, you read that right! The question that I am answering in the latest video of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series is “Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?” In my video, I explain what provoked people to send me emails asking me this question, where the idea that Anne Boleyn […]

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, […]

Researching Anne Boleyn for “Falcon’s Rise” by Natalia Richards

| May 24, 2017

Thank you to author Natalia Richards for sharing this guest article with us today. Natalia is author of Falcon’s Rise, a novel focusing on Anne Boleyn’s very early life and her time at the court of Margaret of Austria. It is clear from this guest article just how much research Natalia put into her book. […]

His Dear Bedfellow – The debate over Harry Percy

| January 28, 2016

My dear friend, historian and author Gareth Russell, has written an article for Tudor Life magazine which I know will be of real interest to Anne Boleyn Files followers and which you can all read as it’s part of the teaser/taster of the February magazine, available at https://www.tudorsociety.com/tudor-life-february-2016-taster/. Now, most of us are very well […]

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

| October 9, 2015

On this day in history, 9th October 1514, fifty-two year-old King Louis of France married eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII, at Abbeville in France. Here is a primary source account of Mary’s arrival at Abbeville and the wedding written by the Venetian ambassador: “Then followed the Queen, under a white canopy, […]

20 July 1524 – Queen Claude of France dies

| July 20, 2015

On 20th July 1524, Queen Claude of France, wife of Francis I, died at Blois at the age of just twenty-four. She was temporarily laid to rest in the chapel there, but then moved to the royal abbey of Saint-Denis just outside Paris in 1527. At Easter, Tim and I visited Saint-Denis and I was […]

29 June 1537 – Death of Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland

| June 29, 2015

On 29th June 1537, Henry Algernon Percy died at around the age of thirty-five. He was buried at Hackney Parish Church, and his will appointed the King as Supervisor and Edward Fox, Bishop of Hereford, and Thomas Cromwell as executors. Henry Percy was the eldest son of Henry Algernon Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland, and […]

Anne Boleyn’s Love Life prior to Henry VIII: Henry Percy and Thomas Wyatt

| September 19, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Love Life prior to Henry VIII: Henry Percy and Thomas Wyatt

Before Anne Boleyn became romantically involved with Henry VIII, her name was linked to two courtiers: Henry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland and a member of Cardinal Wolsey’s household, and Thomas Wyatt the Elder, the famous Tudor poet. I want to share with you today two videos I did as sample “Claire Chats” […]