The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

| May 24, 2013

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

I thought I’d write a review (well, more of a rundown) of the BBC2 programme The Last Days of Anne Boleyn for those of you who missed it or are unable to see it. I sat scribbling notes as fast as I could and I hope this makes sense! The programme flitted between a narrator […]

Acton Court, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – The Royal Progress of 1535

| March 14, 2011

Acton Court, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – The Royal Progress of 1535

Today we have a guest article from Nasim Tadghighi who attended historian David Starkey’s talk entitled “Acton Court and the Tudors” at the University of Bristol. Acton Court, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – The Royal Progress of 1535 by Nasim Tadghighi Last night I attended a talk by David Starkey on Acton Court and […]

The Seven Ages of Britain and Death Becomes Her

| February 14, 2010

The Seven Ages of Britain and Death Becomes Her

Just a quick post of Tudor news to let you know about upcoming history TV programmes and events:- The Seven Ages of Britain BBC1 9pm tonight (Sunday 14th February) If you are in the UK or have access to UK TV the please don’t miss this wonderful programme researched and presented by David Dimbleby. The […]

****NEWSFLASH – Alison Weir Podcast – NEWSFLASH****

| August 11, 2009

I know that I’ve already blogged today (see below) but I thought that you’d all want to know that  Alison Weir’s talk on “The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn” is now available as a podcast from the British Library – see http://www.bl.uk/whatson/podcasts/exhibition/henry/index.html for all of the special British Library Henry VIII […]

Henry VIII Resources

| June 4, 2009

Henry VIII Resources

As I write this (2009), the UK has gone Henry VIII crazy due to it being the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne. This anniversary means that there is a wealth of Henry VIII resources out there for us to enjoy and explore. As Anne Boleyn fans, we can’t ignore Henry VIII […]

****NEWSFLASH – David Starkey Podcasts – NEWSFLASH****

| May 15, 2009

****NEWSFLASH – David Starkey Podcasts – NEWSFLASH****

Just a quickie to let all those David Starkey fans out there know that the British Library recorded his talk on “The Young Henry 1491-1509” from Tuesday and it’s now available as a podcast. Simply go to http://www.bl.uk/whatson/podcasts/exhibition/henry/index.htm and scroll down to the bottom of the page – enjoy!

****NEWSFLASH – Henry VIII’s Love Letter to Anne Boleyn On Display****

| April 23, 2009

****NEWSFLASH – Henry VIII’s Love Letter to Anne Boleyn On Display****

Just a quickie to let you know that a letter that Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn is on public view for the first time. Described by Dr David Starkey as “the moment at which British history changes”, this letter has been loaned to the British Library by the Vatican and is being displayed together […]

Did Anne Boleyn Create a Monster?

| April 22, 2009

Did Anne Boleyn Create a Monster?

I was sat watching the third episode of David Starkey’s brilliant “Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant” on Monday night and it suddenly struck me – did Anne Boleyn create a monster? Was she responsible for turning him into a bloodthirsty, wrathful King who was responsible for the executions of around 72,000 during his […]