Merry Christmas to you and yours

A very Merry Christmas to you and yours from me, my family and pets. I hope you have a wonderful festive season. I thought I’d share with you my Christmas Day “on this day” video, which explains how the Tudors would have marked this day, as well as sharing an “on this day” event concerning […]

Hever: A Castle and its People – Special book announcement!

This week has been crazy! On Wednesday I flew to the UK for a very special meet-up with one of my very best friends and a man with whom I’m very lucky to be writing a book. I’m so very excited about this project. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be […]

Today’s treats for you!

Today’s treats for you!

Happy Monday! Yes, that may be a contradiction in terms, but I’m sure we all have something to be thankful for this Monday! And I’ve got some treats for you today! Today’s Anne Boleyn Files Advent treat is waiting for you behind number 2 at https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/advent2019/. It’s of a poetical nature today and thank you […]

Advent treats from the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar!

Advent treats from the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar!

Every year, I organise an online Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar offering you Tudor treats every day from 1st to 24th December, and you’ll be glad to know that I’ve done it again this year – yay! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the historians, authors, poets and bloggers who have kindly contributed […]

Henry VIII manages to infuriate Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn on the same day

This day in 1529 was not the best of days for King Henry VIII. In fact, it was a very bad day. For on 30th November 1529, he managed to upset his wife and the woman he wanted to marry – oops! So what did happen on 30th November 1529? What did King Henry VIII […]

Reminder – Grab your Anne Boleyn goodies before the end of 30th November!

Reminder – Grab your Anne Boleyn goodies before the end of 30th November!

Hello! I know I haven’t been posting much recently but I’ve been busy preparing the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar as well as settling in a new dog that we’ve just rescued from the streets – busy, busy! I just wanted to post a reminder about the Anne Boleyn goodies that I’m giving away with […]

17 November – This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes

On this day in Tudor history, 17th November 1558, Queen Mary I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, died at the age of forty-two at St James’s Palace in London. She had been queen for just five years and four months. Mary passsed the throne on to her twenty-five-year-old […]

14 November – A wedding anniversary for Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn?

On this day in Tudor history, 14th November and the Feast of St Erkenwald, there may have been two royal Tudor weddings. We know that Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, married Arthur, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, on […]