Catherine Carey: In a Nutshell

| October 12, 2015

Catherine Carey: In a Nutshell

Congratulations to Adrienne Dillard on the release of her book Catherine Carey: In a Nutshell on kindle and as a paperback. Many of you will know Adrienne from her best-selling Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey, and will be as delighted as I am that Adrienne is now sharing the research she did into […]

There’s something about Mary Boleyn

| October 8, 2015

There’s something about Mary Boleyn

I’ve noticed that every time I write an article about Mary Boleyn, or share one from the archives, I get a sudden spike in traffic to The Anne Boleyn Files. Between 23rd and 30th September, for example, I had a maximum of 71 people on The Anne Boleyn Files simultaneously, yet, when I published my […]

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn – Two Sisters

| October 1, 2015

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn – Two Sisters

Recently, I asked my Facebook followers what aspects of Anne Boleyn’s life they’d like me to write more about on The Anne Boleyn Files, and one that was mentioned by quite a few people was Anne’s relationship with her sister Mary. People are, understandably, intrigued by these two sisters, particularly as there have been very […]

Mary Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth II

| September 10, 2015

Mary Boleyn and Queen Elizabeth II

I’ve had a few people ask why I, as an owner of an Anne Boleyn website, have been involved in a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on the day she became Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Well, there are three answers to the question: I’m British and I have the greatest respect for my royal family, […]

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

| July 19, 2015

19 July 1543 – Death of Mary Stafford, sister of Anne Boleyn

Today is the anniversary of the death of Mary Stafford (née Boleyn), other married name Carey, in 1543. You can read more about Mary’s death and her inquisition post mortem in my article from last year – click here – and you can read more about Mary Boleyn herself in Sarah Bryson’s article over at […]

22 June 1528 – William Carey died of sweating sickness

| June 22, 2015

22 June 1528 – William Carey died of sweating sickness

On 22nd June 1528, William Carey, husband of Mary Boleyn and an Esquire of the Body to King Henry VIII, died of sweating sickness. The 1528 outbreak hit London in May 1528, causing the court to be broken up and the king and queen to flee to Waltham Abbey. We know from the reports of […]

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 3 – The Face of Mary Boleyn

| April 15, 2015

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 3 – The Face of Mary Boleyn

I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Bryson to The Anne Boleyn Files on day 3 of her book tour for Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell. Today, Sarah shares her thoughts on Mary Boleyn’s appearance. To be in with a chance of winning a paperback copy of Sarah’s book on Mary Boleyn, all you need to do […]

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 2

| April 14, 2015

Mary Boleyn Book Tour and Giveaway Day 2

On the Tudor Trail’s Natalie Grueninger is hosting Sarah Bryson, author of Mary Boleyn: In a Nutshell, today for a Q&A session. Natalie is travelling around Spain at the moment doing research on places connected to Catherine of Aragon, so is unable to do a giveaway on her blog. However, if you follow these steps […]