4 October 1539 – The signing of the marriage treaty between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

4 October 1539 – The signing of the marriage treaty between Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

On this day in history, 4th October 1539, in London, the commissioners of King Henry VIII signed the treaty which arranged the marriage of the king and Anne of Cleves (Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg). Anne’s brother, William, Duke of Cleves, had signed the treaty on 4th September 1539 and then sent it to England with his […]

William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man and how it got into Henry VIII’s hands

William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man and how it got into Henry VIII’s hands

On 2nd October 1528 English reformer and Bible translator William Tyndale published his most influential book, The Obedience of the Christian Man and How Christian Rulers Ought to Govern. This book features in a story about Anne Boleyn, which is told by both George Wyatt, grandson of Thomas Wyatt the Poet, and the 17th century […]

Tudor colouring competition from MadeGlobal Publishing

Tudor colouring competition from MadeGlobal Publishing

My fellow MadeGlobal Publishing author seventeen-year-old Ainhoa Módenes is so excited because her first book, The Tudor Colouring Book is being released tomorrow (29th September). I may be biased (well, ok, I totally am!) because I know Ainhoa well and I wrote the foreword for her book, but I think it’s a lovely book. Ainhoa […]

60 second history – Guildford Dudley

60 second history – Guildford Dudley

Today’s 60-second history video is on Lord Guildford Dudley, consort of Lady Jane Grey, or Queen Jane. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this 60-second history series is to give information about Tudor history in easy-to-digest 60-second chunks. Die-hard Tudor history fans don’t, of course, need these videos, but I hope they act as […]

The real face of Anne Boleyn? by historical novelist Richard Masefield

The real face of Anne Boleyn? by historical novelist Richard Masefield

Thank you so much to historical novelist Richard Masefield for sharing his research and views with us today. Richard is interested in starting a dialogue on this image; he really wants to hear your views, so please do share your view by leaving a comment below this article. Over to Richard… By comparison with numerous […]

Anne Boleyn book, movie and documentary recommendations

Anne Boleyn book, movie and documentary recommendations

Thank you so much to those of you who participated in the Anne Boleyn Files recent survey on Anne Boleyn books, movies and documentaries, I really appreciate your feedback. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me explain. Just over a month ago, I asked Anne Boleyn Files followers to share their recommendations […]

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife

On this day in history, 22nd September 1515, Henry VIII’s fourth wife and queen consort, Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg (or Anne of Cleves as we know her) was born near Düsseldorf. Anne was the second daughter of John III, Duke of Jülich, Cleves and Berg, an important German ruler, and his wife, Maria of Jülich-Berg. Anne […]

The Anne Boleyn Files 2018 Calendar is available now!

The Anne Boleyn Files 2018 Calendar is available now!

It’s here! The Anne Boleyn Files Tudor Calendar 2018 is available right now to order from Lulu.com. Here’s the blurb: “Enjoy these wonderful winning photos from The Anne Boleyn Files calendar competition in this stunning 2018 wall calendar. This unique and unusual calendar contains photos of Montacute House, Haddon Hall, Kilkenny Castle, Hever Castle, Rowley’s […]