25 October – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive in Calais, but Anne Boleyn is nowhere to be seen

25 October – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive in Calais, but Anne Boleyn is nowhere to be seen

On this day in Tudor history, 25th October 1532, King Henry VIII returned to the English territory of Calais following his visit to the French court at Boulogne. It was time for him to play host now to King Francis I of France and the French party who had travelled to Calais with him. But […]

24 October 1537 – The death of Queen Jane Seymour at Hampton Court Palace

24 October 1537 – The death of Queen Jane Seymour at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in history, 24th October 1537, Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, died at Hampton Court Palace. The couple had only been married since 30th May 1536 and Jane had died twelve days after giving the king the gift of a healthy baby boy, the future King Edward VI. I talk about Jane’s […]

21 October 1532 – Henry goes off to see Francis I, leaving Anne Boleyn behind

21 October 1532 – Henry goes off to see Francis I, leaving Anne Boleyn behind

On this day in Tudor history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn, the newly created Marquess of Pembroke, behind in Calais while he travelled to Boulogne to spend a few days at the French court with King Francis I. Contemporary accounts tell us how beautifully the two kings were attired […]

The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar 2020

The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar 2020

It’s that time of year again! Time to launch our Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society Calendar! This high-quality wall calendar measures 297mm (11¾ inches) by 425mm (16¾ inches), it is spiral bound at the top and is printed on thick 100# stock paper. Full colour throughout. 1 full page per month. Our 2020 calendar […]

15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s christening at Hampton Court Palace

15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s christening at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1537, three-day-old Prince Edward (the future King Edward VI), son of King Henry VIII and his third wife, Queen Jane Seymour, was christened in a lavish ceremony in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. In today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video, I share a […]

11 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn accompanies Henry VIII to Calais

11 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn accompanies Henry VIII to Calais

At just before dawn on this day in history, 11th October 1532, Anne Boleyn, the newly created Marquess of Pembroke, and her sweetheart, King Henry VIII, set sail from Dover in the king’s ship, The Swallow. They were headed for Calais, which was an English territory at the time. The purpose of their trip was […]

The Fogges of Ashford: Supporters with Family Connections to the Tudor Dynasty by Amanda Harvey Purse

The Fogges of Ashford: Supporters with Family Connections to the Tudor Dynasty by Amanda Harvey Purse

Thank you to Amanda Harvey Purse, author of the forthcoming The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors, for sharing this article with us here today. It’s always interesting to find out about these lesser-known Tudor families. You may have heard of Sir John Fogge before, when researching the beginnings of the Tudor period, for […]

Tudor History Challenge – The Boleyns

Tudor History Challenge – The Boleyns

I thought Anne Boleyn Files followers would be interested in the Tudor History Challenge I recorded recently with my husband, Tim, as it is “Boleyn” related. We recorded this 5th Tudor History Challenge to celebrate reaching 30,000 subscribers to my YouTube Channel – it’s lovely that that many people enjoy me talking Tudor! It was […]