Was Anne Boleyn in love with Henry Norris?

| April 12, 2017

Was Anne Boleyn in love with Henry Norris?

Yes, you read that right! That is the question I’m posing today – Was Anne Boleyn in love with her husband’s friend and groom of the stool, Henry Norris? It’s an article that I’ve been working on, on and off for a while, but decided to finish it after it was brought up on a […]

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

| May 24, 2013

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

I thought I’d write a review (well, more of a rundown) of the BBC2 programme The Last Days of Anne Boleyn for those of you who missed it or are unable to see it. I sat scribbling notes as fast as I could and I hope this makes sense! The programme flitted between a narrator […]

Claire Interviewed about The Anne Boleyn Files and Anne Boleyn ‘Fans’

| July 3, 2012

Back in April, I was interviewed for a documentary by Charli Burden and Kathryn Dowling, two MA Broadcast Journalism students. I was asked about how The Anne Boleyn Files started and also whether I saw The Anne Boleyn Files site as a ‘fan club’. Charli and Kathryn had previously interviewed Alison Weir who had said […]

Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir – Book Review

| October 13, 2011

Mary Boleyn by Alison Weir – Book Review

I’ve been holding off writing a review of Alison Weir’s new book, “Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore” or “Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings”, because I didn’t want to come across as “bashing” someone who is a respected author and historian, and a lady I really like on a personal level. However, I’ve […]

The Lost Boleyns – Update on the Tomb Brasses of Thomas and Henry Boleyn

| September 2, 2011

The Lost Boleyns – Update on the Tomb Brasses of Thomas and Henry Boleyn

Further to my investigations into the monumental brass crosses on the tombs of Thomas and Henry Boleyn, brothers of Anne Boleyn, I have just had an answer back from Michael Harris of the Monumental Brass Society. Michael spoke to the Society’s Kentish expert who said:- “The Bullen crosses are two “one-offs” of the same design. […]

The Lost Boleyns – Thomas and Henry Boleyn

| August 27, 2011

The Lost Boleyns – Thomas and Henry Boleyn

You may remember my post a few weeks ago about Thomas Boleyn the Younger, brother of Anne Boleyn and the infant Boleyn buried at St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst. In that post I explained that author and historian Alison Weir was claiming in her latest book, “Mary Boleyn: The Great and Infamous Whore” (Mary […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience Days 4 and 5, and the Curious Case of Thomas Boleyn Junior

| July 24, 2011

The Anne Boleyn Experience Days 4 and 5, and the Curious Case of Thomas Boleyn Junior

I’m so sorry that this post is so late but we stayed up rather late on Thursday night chatting into the night and then Tim and I were travelling on Friday. On Thursday, we took the group to Hampton Court Palace, the beautiful palace which Henry VIII nabbed off Cardinal Wolsey. We took a tour, […]

Anne Boleyn: The Enchantments of Romance

| October 26, 2010

Anne Boleyn: The Enchantments of Romance

Today we have a special treat – a guest article on Anne Boleyn from Alison Weir, historian and author of  “The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn”, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” and many other works of historical fiction and non-fiction. Thank you so much, Alison for sharing this article with […]