4 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn complains

| May 4, 2015

4 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn complains

On or around 4th May 1536, Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, wrote to Thomas Cromwell to report back on things that the Queen had said during her imprisonment. The ladies who were attending on Anne in the Tower had been carefully chosen by Cromwell and had been instructed to replay everything […]

Lady Margaret Shelton or “Pretty Madge”

| January 3, 2012

Lady Margaret Shelton or “Pretty Madge”

Today, we have a guest article by Anne Boleyn Files visitor and author Anne Clinard Barnhill. Many of you will know Anne from her comments, her posts in the forum and also from The Anne Boleyn Fellowship. I want to take this opportunity to thank Anne for the support and encouragement she’s given me in […]

5 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s State of Mind

| May 5, 2011

5 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s State of Mind

Back to the present day (no Lady Claire or Sir Tim) and a look at Anne Boleyn’s state of mind on this day in 1536, three days after her arrest and two weeks before her execution. Unfortunately, Sir William Kingston’s report to Cromwell on that day was badly damaged in the AshburnamHouse fire of 1731 […]

29th April 1536 – Mark Smeaton Moons Over Queen Anne Boleyn

| April 29, 2011

29th April 1536 – Mark Smeaton Moons Over Queen Anne Boleyn

You may well have seen the latest news from “The Spanish Chronicle” regarding Queen Anne hiding her musician, Mark Smeaton, in her marmalade cupboard and then spending the night with him, but here at The Anne Boleyn Files we would just like to point out that there is absolutely no evidence to back up this […]

Anne Boleyn’s Ladies-in-Waiting

| March 2, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Ladies-in-Waiting

I am often asked about Anne Boleyn’s ladies-in-waiting, so I thought it would be good to write a post giving the low-down on some of her ladies. I apologise if I have missed any, but here is some information on the ladies mentioned in the primary sources as serving Anne Boleyn at one time or […]