What did Anne Boleyn look like?

| February 22, 2019

What did Anne Boleyn look like?

I have just published the latest instalment of my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel. This one answers the question “What did Anne Boleyn look like?”. In my video talk, I look at Nicholas Sander’s description of her from 1585 and then look at how Anne […]

What did Anne Boleyn look like and does it really matter?

| February 23, 2015

What did Anne Boleyn look like and does it really matter?

Historian and author Conor Byrne discusses Anne Boleyn’s physical appearance, primary source descriptions of Anne and the controversy over her appearance in an article over on The Tudor Society website. Here’s an excerpt and you can just click on “more” to read the rest of the article. Every aspect of Anne Boleyn’s life is controversial. […]

Anne Boleyn, Nanny McPhee and Nicholas Sander

| March 5, 2013

Anne Boleyn, Nanny McPhee and Nicholas Sander

Thank you to Baroness, a regular commenter on The Anne Boleyn Files, for inspiring today’s post. I’ve been meaning to write another article on the myths surrounding Anne Boleyn’s appearance for some time so when I read Baroness’ words, “Henry fell in love with her because she was a stunning, smart women, not because she […]

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Podcast

| December 13, 2012

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Podcast

Thank you so much to Denise Hansen for letting me know about the wonderful podcast, “Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn: clothing, courtship and consequences” by Professor Maria Hayward, the historian who compiled “The Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII”. Click here to listen to it or download it. There is a collection […]

New YouTube Video on Anne Boleyn’s Appearance

| August 28, 2011

New YouTube Video on Anne Boleyn’s Appearance

Phew, what a whirlwind of a weekend so far! As well as being knee deep in records of monumental brasses – see yesterday’s post on “The Lost Boleyns”, I’ve also made a YouTube video on Anne Boleyn’s appearance and portraiture! I’d really welcome your feedback on this video as it’s my first video with me […]