Did Anne Boleyn bring French fashion to court?

Did Anne Boleyn bring French fashion to court?

In this latest edition of my Fan Q&A series for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel, I’m answering Jessica’s question “Did Anne Boleyn bring French fashion to court herself or were others involved?” Anne Boleyn spent six years in France and was described by a contemporary as “native French” in her ways, […]

4 June 1536 – A new queen is proclaimed

4 June 1536 – A new queen is proclaimed

On this day in Tudor history, 4th June 1536, Whitsun, Jane Seymour was officially proclaimed queen at Greenwich. Jane was Henry VIII’s third wife and this proclamation took place just over two weeks after the execution of her predecessor, Anne Boleyn. Find out more about what happened on this day in 1536 in this video: […]

1 June 1533 – The coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey

1 June 1533 – The coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey

On this day in Tudor history, 1st June 1533, Whitsun, six-momth pregnant Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey in London. Here’s my #TudorHistoryShorts video on it: Here is my detailed video on Anne Boleyn’s coronation: And if you prefer reading articles, you can read about the coronation […]

Henry VIII film Monarch now available on Amazon Prime

Henry VIII film Monarch now available on Amazon Prime

You may remember me mentioning the film “Monarch” back in 2014, a film starring TP McKenna and Jean Marsh. Well, director John Walsh has just let me know that it is available on Amazon Prime in the UK now. I’m not sure about other countries. Blurb: An injured King Henry VIII is forced to take […]

31 May 1533 – A coronation procession for Queen Anne Boleyn in London

31 May 1533 – A coronation procession for Queen Anne Boleyn in London

On this day in Tudor history, 31st May 1533, just three days after her marriage to King Henry VIII had been proclaimed valid, the six-month pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn processed from the Tower of London to Westminster. It was a lavish eve of coronation procession with lots of entertainment, including pageants, orations, music, and wine […]

29 May 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s fire-breathing dragon

29 May 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s fire-breathing dragon

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, the citizens of London were treated to a spectacular river procession. It was part of the coronation celebrations for England’s new queen, Anne Boleyn. Here’s my longer, more detailed video on the procession: If you prefer reading articles then you can click here.

28 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn is the rightful queen!

28 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn is the rightful queen!

I always find it strange at this time of year to switch from writing about Anne Boleyn’s final days in May 1536 to the lead-up to her coronation in May 1533. How different things were just three years apart. On this day in Tudor history, 28th May 1533, over four months after Henry VIII had […]

Remembering Anne: New Evidence from Anne Boleyn’s Printed Book of Hours by Kate McCaffrey

Remembering Anne: New Evidence from Anne Boleyn’s Printed Book of Hours by Kate McCaffrey

You may have seen Kate McCaffrey on the news discussing her research and the new inscriptions she discovered in one Anne Boleyn’s Books of Hours. Kate kindly offered to do a couple of guest articles for me, one for us here at the Anne Boleyn Files and one for the Tudor Society website. Do follow […]

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