The Colour of Shadows Book Tour – Alehouses, Taverns and Inns in Medieval London

The Colour of Shadows Book Tour – Alehouses, Taverns and Inns in Medieval London

I am honoured to be hosting author and historian Toni Mount here on the Anne Boleyn Files today as part of her book tour for her latest Seb Foxley medieval murder mystery, The Colour of Shadows. I love the Seb Foxley books and have been waiting excitedly for this latest instalment. It’s available to pre-order […]

Questions about Anne Boleyn’s Execution

Questions about Anne Boleyn’s Execution

In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I answer questions that I’m regularly asked about Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, which took place 19th May 1536. What were the charges against Anne Boleyn? When was Anne Boleyn executed? Where was Anne Boleyn executed? Who was at Anne Boleyn’s execution? Which ladies attended […]

Happy St Anne’s Day!

Today, 26th July, is the feast day of St Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Happy St Anne’s Day to any Annes or Annas out there! Have a wonderful day! St Anne was very important to Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth […]

A court fool is rather foolish and Mary I gets married

On this day in Tudor history, 25th July 1535, the Feast of St James, the imperial ambassador wrote about a furious King Henry VIII who’d apparently been nearly driven to commit murder! What had angered the king? Well, it involved Henry VIII’s fool and some foolish name-calling. Find out more in my latest “on this […]

19 July – The Mary Rose and Mary Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1545, Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank right in front of his eyes in the Battle of the Solent between the English and French fleets. But why did the Mary Rose sink? In today’s “on this day” video, I share the various theories on the sinking […]

New 2021 Anne Boleyn Experience and Elizabeth I Experience Tours!

New 2021 Anne Boleyn Experience and Elizabeth I Experience Tours!

If you’re anything like me, then you are fed up of 2020! What a year, and we’re only in July! One of the things that is helping keeping me going at the moment is the thought of next year’s tours. As you know, I co-lead luxury historical tours with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History […]

Thomas Boleyn’s loss is Thomas Cromwell’s gain

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1536, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s right-hand man, was formally appointed Lord Privy Seal. The previous holder of the office had been Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, who’d been stripped of the office following the falls of his children, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord […]

Teasel says ruff merchandise

Teasel says ruff merchandise

Queen Teasel would like you to know that due to popular demand (thank you to all those who asked for it!), she has allowed her image to be put on some merchandise for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel as she has so many fans for her Teasel’s Tudor Trivia videos. She […]