The death of Queen Elizabeth II and accession of King Charles III – The Queen is dead, long live the King!

| September 9, 2022

The death of Queen Elizabeth II and accession of King Charles III – The Queen is dead, long live the King!

I was saddened yesterday to hear the news that Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, had died at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. Even though the queen was 96, I was still shocked by the news – she was the only monarch I’ve known, and I admired her immensely. My thoughts are with the family. Here […]

July 23 – Mary Boleyn’s son, Henry Carey, dies

| July 23, 2022

July 23 – Mary Boleyn’s son, Henry Carey, dies

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd July 1596, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, son of the late Mary Boleyn, died at Somerset House in London. Hunsdon and his sister, Catherine, were close to their cousin, Elizabeth I, and he had served her as a privy councillor and […]

July 19 – The death of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn

| July 19, 2022

July 19 – The death of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1543, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn died. Mary Boleyn is known for being Henry VIII’s mistress at one point, and you can find out a bit more about her in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts… You can find out even more about Mary Boleyn […]

June 22 – Thomas Boleyn becomes a Knight of the Bath, and Mary Boleyn is widowed

| June 22, 2022

June 22 – Thomas Boleyn becomes a Knight of the Bath, and Mary Boleyn is widowed

On the night of 22nd June 1509, during the celebrations for the forthcoming coronation of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, the king rewarded twenty-six men for their loyal service to the crown by making them Knights of the Bath. One of these men was Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn, the woman […]

Last Day – 8 Feb – to get bonus Mary Boleyn Masterclass

| February 8, 2022

Last Day – 8 Feb – to get bonus Mary Boleyn Masterclass

If you want to join me for my special livestreamed 90-minute Mary Boleyn Masterclass and Q&A session this Saturday, 12th February, you’ll need to buy your ticket for my virtual conference “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England”, before the end of today, 8th February. GET A SPECIAL BONUS MASTERCLASS – Buy your ticket before […]

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – Their relationship and the paternity of their children

| February 7, 2022

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – Their relationship and the paternity of their children

Tomorrow, 8th February, is the last day to sign up for my Mary Boleyn Masterclass! If you sign up before the end of tomorrow for my 7-day online event “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who Changed England”, you’ll be able to join me on Saturday 12th February for my live masterclass and Q&A session on Mary […]

Thank you for your Mary Boleyn questions and comments!

| February 5, 2022

Thank you for your Mary Boleyn questions and comments!

Thank you so very much for all the comments you have left here on the Anne Boleyn Files and on YouTube regarding your views of Mary Boleyn, what myths surround her and questions you have about her. Your comments have really helped me prepare my masterclass on Mary and ensured that I don’t miss out […]

Mary Boleyn – What do you want to know?

| February 3, 2022

Mary Boleyn – What do you want to know?

As you know, I’m doing a masterclass on Mary Boleyn on 12th February as part of my 7-day online event “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who Changed England”, and I really want and need your help, please! Either watch the video or read the transcript below, and then leave me a comment if you are able. […]