The Boleyns in Who Do You Think You Are?

| October 13, 2021

The Boleyns in Who Do You Think You Are?

It was wonderful to see my dear friend and co-author, Dr Owen Emmerson (Hever’s historian and assistant curator) and some familiar faces such as Anna Whitelock, Tracy Borman, Elizabeth Goldring and Nicola Tallis, featured in last night’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”, along with my happy place (Hever Castle), and other wonderful places such […]

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 […]

YouTube Live Q&A on the Boleyn Family this Sunday – 11 July

| July 8, 2021

YouTube Live Q&A on the Boleyn Family this Sunday – 11 July

To celebrate the forthcoming release of “The Boleyns of Hever Castle”, which I have co-written with Dr Owen Emmerson of Hever Castle, I’m doing a YouTube Live Q&A session this Sunday (11th July) to answer your questions on the Boleyn family, the family of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, and his mistress, Mary […]

Coming soon – The Boleyns of Hever Castle – New book!

| May 19, 2021

Coming soon – The Boleyns of Hever Castle – New book!

Dr Owen Emmerson and I are excited to announce the release date of our forthcoming book, The Boleyns of Hever Castle! It has been a wonderful project to work on together and we are thrilled with the resulting book, which will be released as a coffee-table style book and e-book on 1st August 2021. Find […]

The Fogge Family of Ashford: Family Connections to the Tudor Dynasty via the Boleyns, Woodvilles and Parrs

| May 3, 2021

The Fogge Family of Ashford: Family Connections to the Tudor Dynasty  via the Boleyns, Woodvilles and Parrs

Thank you to author Amanda Harvey Purse for sharing this article with us today, an article which is based on research she did for her book on the Boleyns. Over to Amanda.. On 9th October 2019, The Anne Boleyn Files kindly published my article of research on Sir John Fogge and his connection with the […]

12 Facts about Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford

| March 6, 2021

12 Facts about Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford

Most Tudor history lovers know that Jane Boleyn (née Parker), Lady Rochford, was the wife of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, the sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn and that she was executed with Catherine Howard in February 1542, but in this talk, I share 12 lesser-known facts about Jane… More videos about Jane Boleyn…

10 Facts about Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

| February 24, 2021

10 Facts about Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

I just wanted to share this short video I did on Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, with you. It’s just five minutes long. Elizabeth Boleyn was, of course, the mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, aunt of Queen Catherine Howard and grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I, but she’s quite a shadowy historical figure, frustratingly […]

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn: Were they close?

| January 23, 2021

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn: Were they close?

In the latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series of videos on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I consider the question that I’m often asked: “Were Anne and Mary Boleyn close?” What do we know about the Boleyn sisters’ relationship? Was it close? Do the historical sources give us […]