Fan Boleyn: Anne Boleyn in subculture – Can you help a student?

Posted By on June 3, 2013

Anne Boleyn NPGMickey, a long time visitor to The Anne Boleyn Files, is doing a survey as part of his doctorate and would love your help. Here is a message from Mickey with all the details:

I’m a PhD student at London South Bank University writing a doctorate entitled ‘Fan Boleyn: Anne Boleyn in subculture’, on the interest, following and fandom surrounding Anne Boleyn. The study will focus in part on online communities and websites with a particular focus on The Anne Boleyn Files, as it is the foremost online resource for all things Boleyn. I’m also comparing and contrasting with the following around Mary Queen of Scots and discussing which of these two tragic queens is the most ‘popular’, and why. This is research not so much about Anne as about the people who are drawn to her; in other words, YOU.

I am looking for possible participants to assist me in my research, and am inviting users of this forum participate in my research project. If you are interested in taking part then all you have to do is click the Survey Monkey link below and fill in the questionnaire. It’s all completely anonymous, no email required. Please note the survey will take a good hour or two to complete properly but you can save and return to it any time you like.

If you wish for clarification of my credentials then comment below and Claire can contact you with the email addresses of my tutors.

Thanks for your time,



18 thoughts on “Fan Boleyn: Anne Boleyn in subculture – Can you help a student?”

  1. Sherri says:

    I am jumping right into this survey. How do you save it ?

  2. Eliza says:

    I just completed the survey! Good luck with your PhD!

  3. Leslie says:

    Glad to help, Mickey.

    I would love to read your doctorate research paper – any chance you might publish the results on this site after you’ve finished? Please? 😉

  4. Angela says:


    It was a lot of fun too.

  5. Pamela Kapustka says:

    Hi Mickey! I would be honored to help out with your survey…I will do it tonight. Good luck, I’m sure you’ll find many of us Anne Boleyn Files fans who will help you out!

  6. Tudor rose says:

    Done! 🙂

  7. M'Lady says:

    Getting onto that right now! Good luck with it Mickey, and I hope you will publish it on this site when you are finished?

  8. Dawn 1st says:

    Just finished it.
    Some great questions there Mickey.
    Had to put my thinking cap on to answer them.
    It will be interesting to know what conclusions you reach from your survey.
    Good luck with your studies.

  9. BanditQueen says:

    Just done the longest survey in history and have to admit found some questions a bit hard to get head round in the way they are asked. Having said that, very good luck with your doctorate: very interesting and challenging subject.


  10. Lori Furlong says:

    Thanks, Claire for the opportunity. It was really interesting to take this survey. I would like to see what he comes up with after this research and see what others have thought. It was interesting also to see the questions asked as if he had already pre-determined the angle from which he was going to write and to see who would agree with him. I’d like to participate further in like activities. Hugs.

  11. Linda Saether says:

    I just finished your survey! You had some interesting questions there!
    Hopefully you will share your findings with us when your project is complete.
    All the best!

  12. Denise Hansen says:

    Did the survey earlier today. Interesting, thoughtful questions. Hope the results get shared.

  13. Anyanka says:

    Done mine but I now have a Melvin Bragg ear-worm…

  14. Sandra says:

    Done. Hope your doctorate goes well! It would be awesome if you’d check back here once you’re done and have been graded.

  15. Raisa Dazidov says:

    I enjoyed a lot doing the survey, and if the student who is doing has more questions, I would gladly discuss them with him.

    Best regards from Canada.

    1. Claire says:

      I edited your comment to remove your email address but I can pass it on to Mickey if he needs it. Thanks so much.

  16. Lisa Davis says:

    Since I am on summer vacation right now I enjoyed filling this out.

  17. mandersdawn says:

    I greatly enjoyed this and I hope you will share the results with us!

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