What questions do you have about Anne Boleyn?

What questions do you have about Anne Boleyn?

I’ve been doing a “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series on the Anne Boleyn Files & Tudor Society YouTube Channel and so far I’ve done 23 videos: Did Henry VIII love Anne Boleyn? January 24 – Henry VIII’s jousting accident – just how serious was it? Did Anne Boleyn miscarry a deformed foetus? Who was Mary […]

1457 and 1547 – Dates concerning three Tudor kings

There’s something weird going on with the number today! One Tudor king was born on this day in history, another died and another came to the throne, all with the numbers 1,4,5 and 7 in the year. Strange! Yes, on this day in Tudor history, King Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs, was […]

Justice John Spelman and his report on Queen Anne Boleyn’s trial

On this day in history, 26th January1546, judge of assize and law reporter, Sir John Spelman, died. Spelman is mostly known today for his reports of legal cases from 1502 to 1540, which included the proceedings against Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Bishop John Fisher, Sir Thomas More and Queen Anne Boleyn. In my latest “on this […]

A feast day and Anne Boleyn’s wedding day!

25th January is the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, an important day in Tudor times, but it was also an important day for Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, for it was their official wedding day. Now, I believe that they were actually already married, having been married secretly on 14th November 1532, […]

St Anthony, patron saint of pets

Today, 17th January, is the Feast of St Anthony the Abbot (St Anthony the Great), a Christian monk who was born in the 3rd century in Egypt. Here in Spain, San Antonio is the patron saint of animals, particularly pets, and some churches have special services where owners can take their pets to be blessed. […]

Leonardo da Vinci’s Boleyn?

Leonardo da Vinci’s Boleyn?

Thank you to author and historical researcher Amanda Harvey Purse for sharing this Boleyn-related article with us today. Over to Amanda… It is true to say that over the years of studying the history of art, my love for Leonardo da Vinci’s work has outshone my love for many other artists. As da Vinci was […]

The end of Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn

On this day in history, 15th January 1569, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Catherine Knollys (née Carey) died at Hampton Court Palace, she was about 45 years of age. Catherine was the wife of Sir Francis Knollys, daughter of Mary Boleyn, niece of Queen Anne Boleyn, and cousin of Queen Elizabeth I. Some […]

Happy New Year 2020!

Happy New Year to all Anne Boleyn Files followers! I hope you had a lovely time celebrating the New Year and that 2020 brings you lots of joy. Thank you for following this site and my work. How did people at the Tudor court celebrate New Year? Well, here’s my video from last year I’ve […]