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Boleyn or Bullen – What was Anne Boleyn’s real name?

| July 5, 2019

Boleyn or Bullen – What was Anne Boleyn’s real name?

I’ve just published my latest “Questions about Anne Boleyn” video over on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel. It’s a topic that I’ve handled before, here on the Anne Boleyn Files website, but I just had to talk about it again after receiving that message. In the video, I answer the question […]

7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, is laid to rest

| April 7, 2019

7 April 1538 – Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, is laid to rest

I don’t know whether you are following my “on this day in Tudor history” videos on the Anne Boleyn Files YouTube Channel, but today’s video is on the burial of Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, and mother of Queen Anne Boleyn, as it’s the anniversary of her burial at St Mary’s […]

Video – 12 March 1539: The death of Thomas Boleyn

| March 12, 2019

Video – 12 March 1539: The death of Thomas Boleyn

As you will know, I am recording an “on this day in Tudor history” video for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel every day of 2019. Well, today’s video is about the death of Thomas Boleyn, father of Queen Anne Boleyn, on this day in 1539, so I thought I’d share it […]

A discovery concerning Elizabeth Boleyn, mother of Anne Boleyn

| December 3, 2018

Thank you so much to Natalie Grueninger for sharing some wonderful news from Philip Norman, curator of the Garden Museum at Lambeth which used to be St Mary’s Church and which is home of the Howard Chapel, resting place of many Howard family members, including Elizabeth Boleyn (née Howard), Countess of Wiltshire and mother of […]

How Prince William and Prince Harry descend from Mary Boleyn

| October 16, 2018

How Prince William and Prince Harry descend from Mary Boleyn

Yesterday, on Facebook, I shared the news that Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife, Meghan, are expecting their first child. I shared it saying that “the Boleyn bloodline continues” and I just wanted to write this article to explain this in more detail as I received lots of questions yesterday. If you’ve been […]

29 June 1536 – Thomas Boleyn is demoted

| June 29, 2018

On this day in history, 29th June 1536, Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, was stripped of his office of Lord Privy Seal, an office he had held since January 1530. His demotion came just over a month after the executions of his children, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, and it was Thomas […]

22 June 1509 – King Henry VIII rewards Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn

| June 22, 2018

On this day in history, the night of 22nd June 1509, King Henry VIII rewarded twenty-six* men for their loyal service to the crown by making them Knights of the Bath as part of his coronation celebrations. The men were Robert Radcliffe, Baron Fitzwalter; Henry Scrope, 7th Baron Scrope of Bolton; Lord Fitzhugh; William Blount, […]

26 April 1540 – The marriage of Catherine Carey and Francis Knollys

| April 26, 2018

26 April 1540 – The marriage of Catherine Carey and Francis Knollys

On this day in history, 26th April 1540, Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn and niece of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, married Francis Knollys. Thank you to Adrienne Dillard, author of two books on Catherine Carey – the novel Cor Rotto and the non-fiction book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell – as well as […]