Advent and the first Sunday of Advent

| November 27, 2016

The four weeks of Advent (meaning “coming”), the season of waiting and preparation for the birth of the Messiah, began on Advent Sunday, the fourth Sunday before the Nativity. It was a time of fasting, i.e. abstaining from meat. Today, 27th November is Advent Sunday and to commemorate this day I wanted to share with […]

The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2015

| December 1, 2015

Doesn’t time fly? It hardly seems like any time at all since I was putting together last year’s advent calendar! On a daily basis, from now until Christmas Eve, you will be able to click on the Advent Calendar banner at the top right hand corner of this webpage (or click here) and open that […]


| November 29, 2015

Today is the first Sunday of Advent and although many of us today don’t even think about advent until we start our advent calendars on 1st December, the beginning of advent was a big thing for Tudor people. Advent began, and still begins, on the Sunday nearest to the feast of St Andrew the Apostle, […]

The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2014

| December 1, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Yes, it’s the first day of the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar! There are no chocolates behind these advent calendar doors – sorry! – but there are Tudor facts, recipes, videos, trivia, puzzles and more, so I do hope you’ll enjoy it all the same. Do remember to check […]

The Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar

| December 1, 2011

Many children (and adults!) around the world have enjoyed opening the first window of their advent calendar today and beginning the countdown to Christmas. Well, with the help of my trusty sidekick (husband Tim, bless him!), I have produced The Anne Boleyn Files 2011 Advent Calendar! OK, so I can’t promise you chocolates, Lego toys […]