Claire | August 25, 2023
Last week’s #FridayFun tested your knowledge of King Henry VIII, the second Tudor monarch, and father of Mary I, Elizabeth I and Edward VI, and I’m continuing the Henry VIII theme this week with another crossword puzzle on him. How much do you know about Henry VIII? Simply click on the link or image below […]
Claire | August 18, 2023
This week’s #FridayFun is a crossword puzzle testing your knowledge of King Henry VIII, the second Tudor monarch, and the man who was married to Anne Boleyn, and five other women!
How much do you know about Henry VIII?
Claire | July 26, 2023
Did you know that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn used a special love motif? As well as using a cypher incorporating their initials, H and A, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn used honeysuckle and acorns (I assume H for Henry and A for Anne). As historian and author Natalie Grueninger notes, “Honeysuckle has long been […]
Claire | June 28, 2023
Did you know that Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII exchanged love messages in a religious book? See https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/anne-boleyn-book-of-hours for photos of the inscriptions.
Claire | May 24, 2023
Henry VIII’s obsession with Anne Boleyn led to the break with Rome and the English Reformation, but Anne Boleyn had more to do with it than that. In this short video, I talk about how Anne Boleyn showed Henry VIII that he didn’t need the pope… Find out even more in this longer video:
Claire | May 11, 2023
Henry VIII’s great matter, his quest for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, caused him to break with Rome and was the beginning of the English Reformation. However, Henry chose to marry Catherine in 1509 and their marriage was happy for many years. In this talk, I explore how they came to […]
Claire | May 9, 2023
I’m going live on YouTube this Friday, 12th May, for a Q&A on the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. My video talk on the topic will be going live later this week, so you can watch that before the livestream. The link for the livestream is https://youtube.com/live/4EVAPL4HBA8?feature=share and I’ll be going live […]
Claire | April 17, 2023
A big welcome to Jan Hendrik Verstaten and Massimo Barbato who are kicking off their blog tour for their new book “I am Henry” here on the Anne Boleyn Files today. The novel is based on the award-winning short film of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and is due to be released on 22nd April. […]