Anne Boleyn’s birthdate – Live debate – Gareth Russell, Dr Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway

| February 22, 2022

Anne Boleyn’s birthdate – Live debate – Gareth Russell, Dr Owen Emmerson and Claire Ridgway

Anne Boleyn’s birthdate is lost to history and historians have been arguing over it for many years, with two main dates being put forward – 1501 and 1507. Was Anne Boleyn just six years old when she was sent to the Continent and just 28/29 when she was brutally executed on false charges, or was […]

Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

| July 15, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Background and Birth

I’m kicking off our series about Anne Boleyn’s life with a look at her background and birth… Anne Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard, who had married in around 1499. Her mother Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and later, from 1514, 2nd Duke of Norfolk. The […]