April 26 – Has Anne Boleyn realised something is wrong? Plus Catherine Carey gets married, and Shakespeare is baptised

| April 26, 2022

April 26 – Has Anne Boleyn realised something is wrong? Plus Catherine Carey gets married, and Shakespeare is baptised

On this day in Tudor history, 26th April 1536, six days before her arrest, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain, Matthew Parker. Perhaps Anne Boleyn had got wind of something going on at court. Parker later reported that the words that she spoke to him that day had such an impact on him that […]

The Boleyns in Who Do You Think You Are?

| October 13, 2021

The Boleyns in Who Do You Think You Are?

It was wonderful to see my dear friend and co-author, Dr Owen Emmerson (Hever’s historian and assistant curator) and some familiar faces such as Anna Whitelock, Tracy Borman, Elizabeth Goldring and Nicola Tallis, featured in last night’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”, along with my happy place (Hever Castle), and other wonderful places such […]

Who was Mary Boleyn? – Part 2: Mistress of two kings?

| February 8, 2019

Who was Mary Boleyn? – Part 2: Mistress of two kings?

When I asked for your questions about Anne Boleyn so that I could do a series of videos answering them, I also received quite a few questions on Anne Boleyn’s sister, Mary Boleyn. Fiction such as The Other Boleyn Girl, which was made into a movie and adapted for television, has made many people interested […]

26 April 1540 – The marriage of Catherine Carey and Francis Knollys

| April 26, 2018

26 April 1540 – The marriage of Catherine Carey and Francis Knollys

On this day in history, 26th April 1540, Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn and niece of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, married Francis Knollys. Thank you to Adrienne Dillard, author of two books on Catherine Carey – the novel Cor Rotto and the non-fiction book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell – as well as […]

Wendy J Dunn reads from The Light in the Labyrinth

| May 19, 2017

Wendy J Dunn reads from The Light in the Labyrinth

Author Wendy J Dunn reads a chapter from her historical novel The Light in the Labyrinth to us as part of Anne Boleyn Day 2017. It is a wonderful novel telling of Anne Boleyn’s last days through the eyes of her niece. Would you like to win a copy of Wendy’s book? Simply leave a […]

Catherine Carey book tour – Rotherfield Greys and a book giveaway!

| November 20, 2015

Catherine Carey book tour – Rotherfield Greys and a book giveaway!

I’m delighted to welcome author Adrienne Dillard to the Anne Boleyn Files today as part of her book tour for Catherine Carey in a Nutshell, a book all about Mary Boleyn’s fascinating daughter. I do hope you enjoy this article on a property that played home to Catherine and her family. Giveaway – MadeGlobal Publishing […]

Catherine Carey book tour – Creating your own primary sources

| November 19, 2015

Catherine Carey book tour – Creating your own primary sources

Today’s book tour stop sees Adrienne Dillard, author of the new non-fiction book Catherine Carey in a Nutshell and the historical novel Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey, discussing creating our own primary sources in a wonderful article over at Expats Post. It’s a thought-provoking article and a big thank you to Adrienne for […]

Catherine Carey book tour – The Hidden Gems: Compelling People of the Tudor Court

| November 18, 2015

Catherine Carey book tour – The Hidden Gems: Compelling People of the Tudor Court

Today, author Adrienne Dillard is visiting our friends at QueenAnneBoleyn.com on day 3 of her book tour for Catherine Carey in a Nutshell”. There, she talks about some of the Tudor courtiers she finds the most “compelling”: Jane Boleyn, Lady Anne Bassett and more… Click here to head on over to QueenAnneBoleyn.com and enjoy Adrienne’s […]