The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

| August 18, 2021

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

Episode 1 of BBC Two’s new three-part series on the Boleyn family – The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – aired on Friday 13th August, and episodes 2 and 3 have already been released on BBC iPlayer. It is a wonderful series and well worth watching because it introduces a very different Boleyn family. Gone are […]

New Anne Boleyn Musical Coming Soon!

| June 21, 2021

New Anne Boleyn Musical Coming Soon!

Thank you so much to Jessy Tomsko, the composer and lyricist for the musical “BOLEYN”, and the team for writing this guest article for us and telling us more about this wonderful project. It’s lovely that Anne is still inspiring people today. Over to Jessy… “BOLEYN” seeks to smash the caricature and give Anne Boleyn […]

Did Anne Boleyn bring down Cardinal Wolsey?

| May 13, 2021

Did Anne Boleyn bring down Cardinal Wolsey?

In this latest edition of my Fan Q&A series of videos, I’m answering an interesting question posed by Kristian from Bulgaria, who was curious about Anne Boleyn’s role in the fall of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor and chief advisor. What role did Anne Boleyn have in Cardinal Wolsey’s fall and his eventual […]

Fallen in Love – Live play reading this May!

| May 8, 2020

Fallen in Love – Live play reading this May!

Thank you to the Red Rose Chain for providing me with this information to share. I’d highly recommend “Fallen in Love”. I went to see it at the Tower of London a few years ago and it was incredibly moving. The year is 1536. The woman who changed the world forever by capturing the heart […]

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

| October 3, 2019

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

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 […]

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

Share your Anne Boleyn recommendations

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 […]