Anne Boleyn: A Poem

| February 28, 2011

Anne Boleyn: A Poem

I always find it heartwarming that Anne Boleyn inspires so many people to produce creative work on her and Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Melissa Wells just sent me this wonderful poem on her:- Dancing she did, that beguiling courtier Dark eyes held that of a king Laughing, she bewitched is the tale Not knowing her […]

Villanelle for Anne Boleyn

| February 25, 2011

Villanelle for Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Jennifer Morrison, has written a beautiful poem about Anne Boleyn which she wanted to share with everyone here:- Villanelle for Anne Boleyn Circa regna tonat—her echo, Faint beneath the sound of sword to bone: Defiled is my name full sore Through cruel spite and false report; Twice postponed, not yet past […]

George Boleyn the Poet

| July 27, 2010

George Boleyn the Poet

As part of my series on the Boleyn family, I wanted to consider George Boleyn and avenge the myth that he was nothing but a gambler, womaniser and libertine. The George Boleyn I have come to know and love through my research and that of my friend, Clare Cherry, was not the George we meet […]

Anne Boleyn Poems

| May 15, 2009

It is said that Anne Boleyn wrote the following two poems while in the Tower of London awaiting her execution. We do not know for definite that she wrote these poems, but they are traditionally assigned to her:- “Defiled is my name full sore Through cruel spite and false report, That I may say for […]