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 […]

Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn – A video

| May 19, 2017

Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn – A video

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, a commemoration of the anniversary of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn on 19th May 1536, I thought I’d take a few minutes to talk about Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, Earl and Countess of Wiltshire, who lost a son and a daughter in the blood events of May […]

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 […]

7 April 1538 – Lady Wiltshire, mother of Anne Boleyn, is buried

| April 7, 2017

On this day in history, 7th April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth, in the chancel. She had died four days earlier at the Abbot of Reading’s home near Baynard’s Castle in London. In a letter […]

10 Facts about Jane Boleyn by Adrienne Dillard

| April 4, 2017

10 Facts about Jane Boleyn by Adrienne Dillard

I’m honoured to host my dear friend and fellow MadeGlobal Publishing author, Adrienne Dillard, on the Anne Boleyn Files today. I’ve known Adrienne for a few years now, due to our mutual fascination with the Boleyn and Carey families, and I’m so excited for her about the recent release of The Raven’s Widow: A Novel […]

3rd April 1538 – Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Anne Boleyn

| April 3, 2017

3rd April 1538 – Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 3rd April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and Ormond, wife of Thomas Boleyn and mother of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, died at the Abbot of Reading’s home near Baynard’s Castle in London. We can date her death from a letter that Thomas Warley wrote to Lady Lisle on […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!

| March 17, 2017

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! Now I’m not at all Irish, well, I don’t think I am, but I do wish all of my friends and followers in Ireland, those with Irish ancestry, and those named Patrick and Patricia a very Happy St Patrick’s Day. Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!Have fun […]

12 March 1539 – Thomas Boleyn dies

| March 12, 2017

12 March 1539 – Thomas Boleyn dies

“My good lord and master is dead. He made the end of a good Christian man. Hever, 13 March.”1 So wrote Thomas Boleyn’s servant, Robert Cranwell, to Thomas Cromwell in 1539. Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond and father of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, had died at his home, Hever Castle, at the […]