Claire | August 11, 2023
Thank you to Lucy Churchill for alerting me to the fact that the cupboard cloth embroidered with the Anne Boleyn motto “Ainsi sera, groigne qui groigne” with Anne Boleyn’s falcon pecking Catherine of Aragon’s pomegranate is a 21st century fake. I mentioned it in my article on the motto – click here. Visual artist Suky […]
Claire | August 2, 2023
Did you know that Anne Boleyn is a very busy ghost?
Yes, she really is!
So many historical properties claim that they are haunted by Anne Boleyn. I just don’t know how she manages it!
Claire | June 14, 2023
#WednesdayFact – Did you know that Mary would have been better off accepting the deal offered her by Anne Boleyn than what she got while Jane Seymour was queen? It’s true! Let me explain in more detail… This is something that came up in my recent “Henry VIII and His Six Wives” event, in the […]
Claire | December 14, 2021
It’s Day 2 of my special online event Anne Boleyn, the Woman behind the myths! I’m going LIVE simultaneously on Facebook and YouTube today at 11pm GMT/ 6pm EST/ 3pm PST The topic is “Anne Boleyn – Pawn or Predator?” In this live talk, I’ll examine the two opposing views of Anne Boleyn that seem […]
Claire | May 19, 2020
Thank you so much to Natalie Grueninger for inviting me to take part in her “All Things Boleyn” series of podcasts for Talking Tudors. Natalie is a dear friend and my favourite subject is Anne Boleyn, so I very much enjoyed this interview – some great questions. The interview is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, […]
Claire | October 3, 2019
In this latest instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, I look at Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel, “The Other Boleyn Girl”, which was also turned into a movie and adapted for television. “The Other Boleyn Girl” has brought Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn’s stories to life for many people, and provoked an interest in […]
Claire | November 11, 2016
Yes, that is the question that I find myself answering today. I’ve never actually had someone ask me that or even argue about it with me, but while I was researching Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s 1535 royal progress I came across an article that put forward the theory that Mark Smeaton fathered the baby […]
Claire | August 11, 2016
Last week, I published a guest article, Fact, by Clare Cherry in which she talked about the problem of assumptions and theories becoming taken as fact. The article received lots of comments and I also received a fair few emails about it. One Anne Boleyn Files follower asked me “but why are these “notions” not […]