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Did Anne Boleyn have any pets?

Did Anne Boleyn have any pets?

In my latest “Questions about Anne Boleyn” video, I am answering the question “Did Anne Boleyn have any pets?”. In an age when exotic pets like monkeys were popular with royalty, what animals did Queen Anne Boleyn keep and what do we know about them? I look at what the contemporary sources tell us about […]

Anne Boleyn Q&A replay

Anne Boleyn Q&A replay

On Saturday 23rd February 2019, I did a live Q&A session on Anne Boleyn via the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel. This was an opportunity for Anne Boleyn Files followers and my channel viewers to ask questions about Anne Boleyn and her family. It was good fun and there were some excellent […]

What did Anne Boleyn look like?

What did Anne Boleyn look like?

I have just published the latest instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel. This one answers the question “What did Anne Boleyn look like?”. In my video talk, I look at Nicholas Sander’s description of her from 1585 and then look at how Anne […]

Anne Boleyn Q&A session – 23 February 2019

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Anne Boleyn Files website, I’m doing a live Q&A session on my YouTube channel this Saturday. I’ll be there (as a nervous wreck!) answering your questions about Anne Boleyn, her life, rise, fall and family. I will, of course, be helped by Techy Tim. Here are the times […]

Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn commit incest?

Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn commit incest?

Yes, time for another question about Anne Boleyn! You lords and ladies are keeping me very busy. I thought I’d better not include the word “incest” on YouTube as it might attract the wrong kind of viewers and subscribers, or bring down the wrath of the YouTube gods on me, so I’ve used “unnatural relationship” […]

Celebrating 10 Years of the Anne Boleyn Files with a giveaway!

Celebrating 10 Years of the Anne Boleyn Files with a giveaway!

I can’t quite believe that it’s been 10 years since I wrote my very first post on the Anne Boleyn Files website, but it’s true! 10 years of researching and writing about Tudor history full-time, and what a journey it’s been! I’ve met so many wonderful people on that journey and received so much encouragement […]

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day is filled with love and joy whatever you’re doing today. To celebrate the day of love, I thought I’d share some resources with you that are related to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn and their relationship, when it was happy! Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn by […]

Jane Boleyn – Did she help bring down Anne Boleyn?

Jane Boleyn – Did she help bring down Anne Boleyn?

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Jane Boleyn (née Parker), Lady Rochford, on 13th February 1542. She was executed at the Tower of London with her mistress, Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII. The two women had been found guilty of high treason by an act of attainder, Catherine for her […]