The Spitefully Ambitious Anne Boleyn

| January 14, 2014

The Spitefully Ambitious Anne Boleyn

Earlier today, Susan Bordo, author of The Creation of Anne Boleyn, drew attention on her Facebook wall to a review of the RSC stage adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.1 The review by Morning Star includes the comment “Lydia Leonard’s spitefully ambitious Anne Boleyn – a wife who one feels […]

Was Anne Boleyn Nice?

| October 21, 2013

Was Anne Boleyn Nice?

My old English literature teacher would be appalled by that question, not because she had any strong opinion about Anne but because she hated the word “nice” with a vengeance. She viewed it as weak and inadequate, a word that just didn’t describe anything properly. However, this question is one I get asked on a […]

Anne Boleyn Day Competition Winner!

| May 19, 2009

Anne Boleyn Day Competition Winner!

As many of you know, here at The Anne Boleyn Files we have been running a competition to commemorate the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution on May 19 1536. I received 8 entries in all and it was really difficult to decide on one winner but both judges separately and unanimously picked the following article […]