Anne Boleyn’s Carved Falcon Badge on display at Hampton Court Palace

| March 4, 2022

Anne Boleyn’s Carved Falcon Badge on display at Hampton Court Palace

Thank you to Historic Royal Palace’s Press Office for sending me a press release about the newly discovered Anne Boleyn falcon badge being put on display from today at Hampton Court Palace. The following article is based on the release. 4th March 2022 is, of course, the 500th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance […]

And Whereas the crowned, the Most Happy Falcon was no more, a Phoenix was rising

| May 19, 2014

And Whereas the crowned, the Most Happy Falcon was no more, a Phoenix was rising

The 19th May 1536 saw the end of Anne Boleyn “The Most Happy” and the next day Henry VIII became betrothed to Jane Seymour. It was the end of the white falcon (Anne’s badge), but the phoenix (Jane’s badge) was rising. Thank you so much to Yann Kergourlay for putting it so well: “And Whereas […]