The real face of Anne Boleyn? by historical novelist Richard Masefield

| September 28, 2017

The real face of Anne Boleyn? by historical novelist Richard Masefield

Thank you so much to historical novelist Richard Masefield for sharing his research and views with us today. Richard is interested in starting a dialogue on this image; he really wants to hear your views, so please do share your view by leaving a comment below this article. Over to Richard… By comparison with numerous […]

The academic life of Anne Boleyn by Mickey Mayhew

| August 29, 2017

The academic life of Anne Boleyn by Mickey Mayhew

You may remember me mentioning in the past that author, student and Anne Boleyn Files follower Mickey Mayhew was doing a PhD on Anne Boleyn, and one that actually involved the Anne Boleyn Files website. I know that many of you helped Mickey by answering questions for him, so as his PhD is now nearing […]

Share your Anne Boleyn recommendations

| August 21, 2017

I want to create a list of Anne Boleyn Files followers’ recommendations of books, TV series and movies on Anne Boleyn. It’s always great to share recommendations, at the risk of adding to my very long “to read” and “to watch” lists! Anyway, to share your recommendations and to help me create this list, please […]

Anne Boleyn on film

| August 17, 2017

Anne Boleyn on film

Obviously, the real Queen Anne Boleyn was never on film, but I thought that I’d have a look at some of the on-screen portrayals of Anne Boleyn. I made a list of the Anne Boleyn actresses I could think of off the top of my head – I’m sure you can add to it! – […]

Why should we care? – Clare Cherry

| June 7, 2017

Why should we care? – Clare Cherry

Thank you to Clare Cherry for writing this article for us today. You might remember that Clare wrote an article for us a few weeks ago, The Destruction of the Boleyn Family, and today’s article has been inspired by a few comments that were left on that article. Over to Clare… I wrote an article […]

The Destruction of the Boleyn Family

| May 23, 2017

The Destruction of the Boleyn Family

Thank you to Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat for writing this guest article for us today. Over to Clare… In 1536 five members of the Boleyn family had their lives destroyed, or at the very least fundamentally damaged. Anne and George were put to death on trumped up charges […]

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, our commemoration of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution on this day in 1536, Beth von Staats, author Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell, talks about why the Americans love Anne Boleyn so much. I know from my blog statistics just how many visitors I have from the USA and it […]

To Justify or Not to Justify, That is the Theory

| April 28, 2017

To Justify or Not to Justify, That is the Theory

Thank you to Clare Cherry for writing this guest article for us today. I know Clare is very concerned about how some theories and myths crop up so regularly that they are taken as facts, and yet many of them have very little basis. Goodness knows how many times I’ve had to correct the idea […]