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Happy Mothering Sunday!

| March 15, 2015

Happy Mothering Sunday!

Happy Mothering Sunday to all those celebrating this special day today. Have a wonderful day and I hope you get thoroughly pampered. I wanted to share with you snippets I shared last year from my book The Anne Boleyn Collection II regarding what we know about Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth, as mother and daughter. Click […]

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 […]

Anne Boleyn’s Spending on Elizabeth

| May 12, 2013

Anne Boleyn’s Spending on Elizabeth

As today is Mother’s Day in some countries – Happy Mother’s Day! – I thought you might be interested in the following snippets of information. The following accounts are evidence of Anne Boleyn’s spending on her daughter, Elizabeth in 1535 and 1536: The “Account of materials furnished for the use of Anne Boleyn and Princess […]

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn Meets with Matthew Parker, Her Chaplain

| April 26, 2013

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn Meets with Matthew Parker, Her Chaplain

Around 26th April 1536 Anne Boleyn met with one of her chaplains, her “countryman” Matthew Parker. We do not know what was said at this meeting, but from letters written by Matthew Parker in Elizabeth I’s reign we can infer that Anne asked Parker to watch over her daughter, the two year-old Princess Elizabeth, if […]

Happy Mother’s Day

| March 10, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you celebrating today. I hope you get thoroughly pampered and have a lovely relaxing day. I’ve used this photo a few times before but it’s such a pretty one that I thought I’d use it again. It’s of one of my Anne Boleyn roses. They’re not out yet this […]

Anne Boleyn’s Mystery Pregnancy

| October 18, 2012

Anne Boleyn’s Mystery Pregnancy

While researching for the recent webinar on Anne Boleyn’s pregnancies and miscarriages, I became intrigued by Anne Boleyn’s 1534 pregnancy, her second pregnancy and her first miscarriage, and thought you might be interested in it too. Before I explain what I mean by “mystery pregnancy”, I want to banish the myth that Anne Boleyn had […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

| May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you in countries celebrating it today. I hope that you get thoroughly pampered! Here is a photo of one of my Anne Boleyn roses for you to enjoy. These roses always seem to flower as I’m counting down to Anne Boleyn’s execution! See Anne Boleyn the Mother for a […]