Which colours did Anne Boleyn like?

| February 5, 2021

In this edition of my series on “Questions about Anne Boleyn”, I consider which colours Anne Boleyn liked. It’s impossible to say what Anne Boleyn’s favourite colour was, but we do know the colours Anne chose to wear and the colours she chose for fabrics for Elizabeth’s nursery and clothes. Find out which colour fabrics […]

Rose Lok’s Tale by Lissa Chapman

| March 9, 2017

Thank you to Lissa Chapman, author of Anne Boleyn in London, for sharing this guest article with us today. Rose Lok lived to be a very old lady. For a Londoner born in the reign of Henry VIII, to attain the age of eighty-six was in itself an extraordinary achievement. And Rose lived an extraordinary […]

15 January 1569 – Death of Lady Catherine Knollys (nee Carey)

| January 15, 2013

On this day in history, 15th January 1569, Lady Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys, daughter of Mary Boleyn and mother of Lettice Dudley, died at Hampton Court Palace. Catherine had been taken ill with a fever at Christmas and her husband, who was at Bolton Castle, where Mary, Queen of Scots […]

Halloween Competition 2011 Results

| November 7, 2011

Thank you to all those who sent me photos for the Halloween Competition, we had such a hard time judging it as you all looked wonderful. You’re all so creative and beautiful! And the winner of the Anne Boleyn Files Halloween Competition 2011 Competition is…drumroll…fanfare… Sheena Reekie as Queen Elizabeth I, with her trusty sidekick […]

The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

| June 7, 2011

Just to let you know that The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection is now back on view at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. Here are the details:- The Tudors – Courtly Couture Collection Monday 6th June – Friday 30th September Royal gowns worn in the hit TV series “The Tudors” are now back on display […]

The Tudors Costumes

| March 31, 2011

In an article entitled “Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill” in the fashion section of today’s Telegraph newspaper, Joan Bergin, costumer designer for “The Tudors” TV series, discusses how she “looked to Holbein, Degas and the Rolling Stones to create more than 2,000 lavish outfits for the hit series”, as well as studying the reports of […]

Anne Boleyn Dress Hits the Stage!

| March 31, 2011

Our Anne Boleyn Pembroke Dress, Pembroke Hood and gold-plated B Necklace have just hit the stage in a play called “Tower Ghosts” by Tom Marcello and performed by the Case High Theatre Company. The play was performed at the preliminary and semi-final levels of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild competition and won many awards so […]

Anne Boleyn Files Birthday Competition

| February 2, 2011

On the 17th February 2011 The Anne Boleyn Files celebrates its 2nd birthday and I also have a special birthday this month, so I thought it would be good to celebrate these wonderful milestones with an article competition. I would like you to write an article on the following question: “Did the life and death […]