Happy Birthday to the Anne Boleyn Files and thank you!

Dear Anne Boleyn Files follower,

I can’t quite believe that it’s been 8 years since I wrote my very first post here on the Anne Boleyn Files blog! What a journey it’s been!

It’s been a wonderful eight years and I’ve made so many friends on the way. I’ve also gone from amateur blogger to author – something which I’ve wanted to be since the age of 11! – and from researching Tudor history in my spare time to being a full-time researcher and writer. I still have to pinch myself!

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you Anne Boleyn Files followers for your constant support. There have been many times when I’ve felt like giving up on the whole thing, but you’ve kept me going with your feedback and encouragement. Thank you also to my fellow authors, researchers and historians for your advice and encouragement. Also big thank you to my family for allowing me to surround myself with books, for coping with me immersing myself in the 16th century and for listening to my occasional (ok, perhaps more than occasional!) historical ranting!

And finally a big thank you to Anne Boleyn for existing and for being so fascinating. I never tire of your story.

The Anne Boleyn Files only still exists on this day in 2017 because of you, dear reader. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



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21 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to the Anne Boleyn Files and thank you!”
  1. Happy Birthday Claire aka Anne Boleyn Files! I was thrilled to come across your site and enjoy your well researched information and yes, your rants of all things 16th century. Thank you Claire for bringing Anne to life through humor, facts and lovely words.

  2. Congratulations, Claire.

    I’ve been lurking on the site pretty much daily for a few years now and don’t really comment. But I have to say how much I enjoy the site and the daily slice of Tudor history that I love.

    It is lovely to think of people all over the world popping on here to find out more about Anne and her contemporaries – I often wonder how she would feel if she knew. I think she would be comforted and proud to know that she is remembered so favourably all these years later.

    Well done on reaching 8 years – keep going!

  3. Congrats to The Anne Boleyn files indeed for a great 8 years! Your dedication to “Anne’s Cause” we have chatted about over time, even in the halls of Hever 🙂
    The “Files” have become a invaluable resource for any one with an interest in Tudor history; or any student of History, who needed to get quick access to information. Your posts have acknowledged other views other than your own and left the choices to the reader to decide, this uniqueness I think has been the back bone of your success. Take a bow Claire! Not forgetting Tim; down there in the engine room keeping things ticking over.

  4. Congratulations, Claire, on your past 8 years of The Anne Boleyn Files, and all your accomplishments these past 8 years. I have been an avid reader for many years and have enjoyed your posts so very much. I have a love of Anne Boleyn as much as you do and am working on my re-building my library [I divorced in 2000 and my ex, vindictaively, while I was in the process of going on a job interview out of state, he cleared out my entire library which I believe he sold to local book seller and put all my belongings in a shed!!!]

    So, my sad story is I once had a library I had built up over 20 years and have had to re-build very slowly. And I have enjoyed adding your books to that library!!! All the best to you and I certainly hope you continue!

  5. Happy Birthday! Thank you so much for providing such excellent and accurate information and resources! I wish you many more Happy Birthdays! 🙂

  6. Happy Birthday Claire aka Anne Boleyn Files..thanks for your hard work and all the research and opportunity to indulge my own passion by commenting and interactive exchange with other Anne Boleyn interested people. Here’s to many more years of blogging, sharing, researching and writing.

  7. Happy Birthday Anne Bolyn files, I have so enjoyed reading them, the fascination for Tudor times has been with me for years. I will never tire of them

  8. Happy Birthday to The Anne Boleyn Files and to Claire, researcher, author, fact checker and blogger extraordinaire! I so appreciate all of your hard work to keep all of us informed about Anne and her life.

  9. Congratulations Clair and Happy Birthday Anne Boleyn files! I am so glad I found this site and appreciate all you do that keeps it so interesting. I hope we can inspire you to keep the site going for a VERY long time..

  10. Happy Birthday to the Anne Boleyn Files and to Claire. Thank you for your extraordinary dedication to researching and imparting your knowledge to me and all who love the history surrounding Anne Boleyn and the extraordinary times she lived in. I love all things Tudor and look forward to reading all that you impart regarding this wonderful time in history. Happy Birthday.

  11. Happy Birthday Claire, and the Anne Boleyn files….I really enjoy your articles and reading all things tudor! Thanks again xxx

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