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Happy Mother’s Day!

| March 11, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day, or Mothering Sunday to give it its proper name, to those in countries celebrating today! I hope you have a special day. Here are some articles and resources from the archives which I hope you will find of interest: Anne Boleyn, Mother of Elizabeth I Did Anne Boleyn have a stepmother? Thomas […]

Happy Mothering Sunday

| March 6, 2016

Happy Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday is celebrated today in the UK and some other countries, so a very Happy Mothering Sunday to all those celebrating today, I hope you get thorooughly spoiled. Here’s an extract from my feast days article in the March edition of Tudor Life magazine: Mothering Sunday is the fourth Sunday in Lent and so, […]

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter

| September 7, 2015

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter

On 7th September 1533, at three o’clock in the afternoon and less than two weeks after she had taken to her chamber, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, gave birth to her first child at Greenwich Palace (Palace of Placentia). The baby was a daughter and was “a beautiful infant with natural coloring […] beautiful […]

Anne Boleyn, Mother of Elizabeth I

| March 30, 2014

Anne Boleyn, Mother of Elizabeth I

As it is Mothering Sunday in the UK, I wanted to share with you snippets from my chapter “Anne Boleyn the Mother” from The Anne Boleyn Collection II. The chapter goes into detail on the rituals and traditions associated with pregnancy and childbirth in Tudor times, but today I want to concentrate on what we […]