Which colours did Anne Boleyn like?

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 […]

Mary Boleyn resources

Today is the anniversary of Mary Boleyn’s marriage to William Carey in the Chapel Royal at Greenwich Palace on 4th February 1520. Their wedding was attended by King Henry VIII and his wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon. To celebrate Mary’s wedding anniversary, I though I’d share with you some articles and videos on her. Let’s […]

11 things you might not know about George Boleyn

I fell under George Boleyn’s ‘spell’ when I started working with Clare Cherry on our book, George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat. Clare had told me that George was just as fascinating as his sister, Anne Boleyn, and she was right! His life may have been cut short, but he packed lots into it, […]

29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn loses a male child

On this day in history, 29th January 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”. This was just five days after the king had suffered a jousting accident, a reminder of his mortality, and his hopes of a legitimate male heir were […]

Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn: Were they close?

In the latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series of videos on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I consider the question that I’m often asked: “Were Anne and Mary Boleyn close?” What do we know about the Boleyn sisters’ relationship? Was it close? Do the historical sources give us […]

Be in one of my videos!

On the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I do regular videos on Tudor history, but I wanted to do something a bit different, and Tim came up with a great idea – get viewers involved! The idea is for viewers to be a part of my videos by recording themselves asking a […]

Off with her Head – History Channel Podcast

Off with her Head – History Channel Podcast

I’m honoured to have been interviewed for this week’s History Channel “HISTORY This Week” podcast on my favourite subject, Anne Boleyn. A big thank you to the History Channel for asking me. The podcast is available now on your favourite podcast platform (in English speaking countries). Here’s the blurb and a few links for you: […]

Was Anne Boleyn a commoner?

Anne Boleyn became King Henry VIII’s official queen consort following their marriage in 1533, and it’s often said that she was a commoner and even an ambitious social climber. But what class of society did Anne Boleyn fit into really? Was Anne Boleyn an aristocrat? A noble? Or was she a commoner? In this edition […]

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