Gareth Russell talks about Anne Boleyn’s long-neglected Irish ancestry

| February 17, 2022

Gareth Russell talks about Anne Boleyn’s long-neglected Irish ancestry

I am so very excited to have Gareth Russell talking at my online event, “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who Changed England”. Gareth is an excellent historian and a very gifted speaker – I could listen to him all day! Gareth’s talk is on Anne Boleyn’s Irish ancestry. For too long, Anne Boleyn’s aristocratic Irish ancestry […]

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

| June 27, 2013

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

Just a quick post to alert you to the fact that historian Elizabeth Norton has just published an interesting article on her blog about the link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket – see Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket. It is not something I have mentioned here on The Anne Boleyn Files, but […]

Anne Boleyn’s Royal Blood

| July 21, 2010

Anne Boleyn’s Royal Blood

Many people talk of the Boleyns as upstarts or commoners but, just like Henry VIII’s other five wives and Henry himself, Anne Boleyn was a descendant of Edward I and had royal blood. The Howard Family’s Ancestry Anne Boleyn’s mother was Lady Elizabeth Howard (c.1480 – 1538), daughter of Thomas Howard (1443 – 1524), Earl […]