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Happy St Patrick’s Day

| March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all those in Ireland or with Irish blood! I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating. To celebrate, here are some articles about the Boleyns’ links to Ireland: The Clonony Boleyn Girls Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle The Negotiations for […]

Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle

| March 17, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle

As today is St Patrick’s Day – Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our Irish visitors! – I thought it was only fitting to look at Anne Boleyn’s Irish roots. “Anne Boleyn was Irish?!”, I hear you cry! Well, no, but she was descended from a noble family’s whose family seat was in Ireland through […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Five – The Boleyns and Butlers

| October 28, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Five – The Boleyns and Butlers

In 1521, after spending 8 years on the continent, Anne Boleyn was recalled to England. Although Francis I, King of France, was worried that the recall of his wife’s lady-in-waiting and various English students in Paris “seemed to indicate an English intention to make war on France”1, Cardinal Wolsey assured the French King that Anne […]