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 […]

Anne Boleyn Experience 2020 – New dates announced!

Anne Boleyn Experience 2020 – New dates announced!

I just wanted to share this bit of good news with you! Firstly, apologies for the sound of the sea breeze, which just wouldn’t let up! I wanted to do something a bit more informal and have a change of scenery for this video so I hope you can forgive me. It wasn’t quite as […]

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

The Other Boleyn Girl – Is it accurate?

In this latest instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, I look at Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel, “The Other Boleyn Girl”, which was also turned into a movie and adapted for television. “The Other Boleyn Girl” has brought Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn’s stories to life for many people, and provoked an interest in […]

William Tyndale, Anne Boleyn and a book for “all Kings to read”

William Tyndale, Anne Boleyn and a book for “all Kings to read”

I’m so sorry that I haven’t been around much recently, life has just got in the way! I just wanted to share with you my latest “On this day in Tudor history” video, which is based on an article I wrote on this very site a few years ago, because it is about a book […]

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth, future Queen of England

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth, future Queen of England

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, at Greenwich Palace, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. This daughter would, of course, grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, a queen who would rule England for over […]