The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

| August 18, 2021

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

Episode 1 of BBC Two’s new three-part series on the Boleyn family – The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – aired on Friday 13th August, and episodes 2 and 3 have already been released on BBC iPlayer. It is a wonderful series and well worth watching because it introduces a very different Boleyn family. Gone are […]

Off with her Head – History Channel Podcast

| January 12, 2021

Off with her Head – History Channel Podcast

I’m honoured to have been interviewed for this week’s History Channel “HISTORY This Week” podcast on my favourite subject, Anne Boleyn. A big thank you to the History Channel for asking me. The podcast is available now on your favourite podcast platform (in English speaking countries). Here’s the blurb and a few links for you: […]

18 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares to die – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 18, 2019

18 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares to die – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled to take place on 18th May 1536 so Anne prepared herself for death. How did Anne prepare herself? Why was her execution postponed? What exactly happened on this day in 1536? I explain everything in today’s Fall of Anne Boleyn video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos […]

The academic life of Anne Boleyn by Mickey Mayhew

| August 29, 2017

The academic life of Anne Boleyn by Mickey Mayhew

You may remember me mentioning in the past that author, student and Anne Boleyn Files follower Mickey Mayhew was doing a PhD on Anne Boleyn, and one that actually involved the Anne Boleyn Files website. I know that many of you helped Mickey by answering questions for him, so as his PhD is now nearing […]

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2017

Why Americans love Anne Boleyn

As part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017, our commemoration of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution on this day in 1536, Beth von Staats, author Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell, talks about why the Americans love Anne Boleyn so much. I know from my blog statistics just how many visitors I have from the USA and it […]

30 November – Cross Ladies and a Golden Speech

| November 30, 2016

30 November – Cross Ladies and a Golden Speech

On this day in history, 30th November 1529, St Andrew’s Day, the two women in King Henry VIII’s life got rather cross with him. Queen Catherine of Aragon, who was still Henry’s wife at this time, confronted the king regarding his treatment of her, which she said was causing her “the pains of Purgatory on […]

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| September 30, 2016

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

I’m so excited! My article “The Trial of Anne Boleyn” is the feature article in Issue 7 of History of Royals magazine! Yay! In the article, I explain the context to Anne’s fall, the events leading up to her arrest, trial and execution, and the charges listed in the indictments. I also look at the […]

Anne Boleyn – No innocent victim, apparently

| July 27, 2016

Anne Boleyn – No innocent victim, apparently

Warning: emotive post and mini rant! Feel free to ignore if it’s not your cup of tea. With running an Anne Boleyn blog, having made videos about her and having written books on her, I come across the following views on a fairly regular basis: Anne was no innocent victim She knew exactly what she […]