Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?

| April 4, 2019

Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?

Yes, you read that right! The question that I am answering in the latest video of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series is “Was Anne Boleyn sent abroad because of her scandalous behaviour?” In my video, I explain what provoked people to send me emails asking me this question, where the idea that Anne Boleyn […]

Mary Boleyn: A Reassessment by Conor Byrne

| June 26, 2014

Mary Boleyn: A Reassessment by Conor Byrne

Today we have a guest post from Conor Byrne, history student, historical blogger and author of an upcoming biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife. Here, Conor takes a look at Mary Boleyn… Few Tudor women have been as misrepresented and fictionalised as Mary Boleyn, sister of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne. Few had […]

13 October 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France

| October 13, 2013

13 October 1499 – Birth of Queen Claude of France

On 13th October 1499, Claude of France, wife of Francis I, was born in Romorantin-Lanthenay. She was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. Salic law prevented Claude from acceding to the throne of France on the death of her father in January 1515, but her husband and cousin, Francis, […]

9 October 1514 – Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII

| October 9, 2013

9 October 1514 – Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII

On 9th October 1514, the feast day of St Denis, the eighteen year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the fifty-two year-old King Louis XII of France in the great hall of the Hôtel de la Gruthuse, the King’s residence in Abbeville. The bride wore a French-style gown of gold brocade trimmed with ermine […]