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

| July 8, 2021

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 […]

Were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard pawns of their families

| November 7, 2020

Were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard pawns of their families

In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I consider whether Anne Boleyn and her cousin, Catherine Howard, were pawns of their families and whether the Boleyns and Howards deserve to be blamed for their subsequent executions. Did Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, and Elizabeth’s brother, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, force […]

Sir Christopher Hales and the Boleyns by Amanda Harvey Purse

| August 25, 2020

Sir Christopher Hales and the Boleyns by Amanda Harvey Purse

Thank you to author Amanda Harvey Purse for sharing this article with us here today. Over to Amanda… ‘Sir Christopher Hales’ is perhaps one of those names that may feel as if they briefly pop up as a part of a historical Tudor fact within a Tudor event and then goes away again. However, the […]