The Mystery of the Chequers Ring – Article and Giveaway by Sandra Byrd

| April 15, 2013

The Mystery of the Chequers Ring – Article and Giveaway by Sandra Byrd

Today I welcome historical fiction author Sandra Byrd to The Anne Boleyn Files. Sandra has just released the third book in her Ladies in Waiting series, Roses Have Thorns: A Novel of Elizabeth I and to celebrate the book’s launch she has written this special article for us and is giving away a copy of […]

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

| February 22, 2012

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

As today is the anniversary of the death of miniaturist John Hoskins in 1665, I thought it was only right to share with you his beautiful miniature of Anne Boleyn. This miniature, although painted in the 17th century, is said to have been based on “an ancient original” and Anne Boleyn’s biographer, historian Eric Ives, […]

Anne Boleyn Files Customers Support Anne Boleyn Portrait Appeal

| March 1, 2011

Anne Boleyn Files Customers Support Anne Boleyn Portrait Appeal

I just want to say a big thank you to those of you who bought products from The Anne Boleyn Files in February. As you know, we pledged to give 10% of our profits from orders made in February to the National Portrait Gallery’s Conservation Appeal to save the iconic portrait of Queen Anne Boleyn. […]

Anne Boleyn Portrait Fundraising

| February 5, 2011

Anne Boleyn Portrait Fundraising

As you all know, a few weeks ago I wrote about the National Portrait Gallery’s appeal to raise funds to carry out urgent restoration work on their famous portrait of Anne Boleyn – see Anne Boleyn Portrait at Risk. Well, many of you emailed me to say that you had donated (thank you!) and the […]

Anne Boleyn Portrait at Risk

| January 4, 2011

Anne Boleyn Portrait at Risk

If you remember, a few months ago, I reported that the National Portrait Gallery had taken its famous Anne Boleyn portrait off display so that it could be analysed as part of  the “Making Art in Tudor Britain” project. The analysis proved that the painting was from the late sixteenth century, so not long after […]

Anne Boleyn Exhibits

| March 24, 2010

Anne Boleyn Exhibits

Just to let you know that Eduard Cibot’s beautiful painting of “Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London shortly after her arrest” (1835) is on display at the National Gallery as part of their Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey Exhibition. What on earth is a painting of Anne Boleyn doing at a Delaroche and Lady […]