The Best Book on Anne Boleyn: The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives

| September 25, 2013

The Best Book on Anne Boleyn: The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives

I’m often asked for book recommendations on Anne Boleyn and it seems appropriate to share this recommendation on the anniversary of Eric Ives’ death seeing as he wrote my all-time favourite book on her: The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn. I call The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn my Anne Boleyn “Bible” because […]

A Celebration for the Life of Eric Ives 1931 – 2012 by Lucy Churchill

| October 29, 2012

A Celebration for the Life of Eric Ives 1931 – 2012 by Lucy Churchill

Unfortunately I could not attend the memorial service for Professor Eric Ives as I had to travel to attend a family funeral, but Lucy Churchill, who you may know from the beautiful replica Anne Boleyn medal she makes, has kindly written this article for us. Thank you so much, Lucy. Eric Ives’ memorial service was […]

Eric Ives: An Obituary by Someone He Inspired

| October 3, 2012

Eric Ives: An Obituary by Someone He Inspired

On 25th September 2012, the history world lost one of its finest, Professor Eric Ives. He was aged 81 and died after suffering a severe stroke. He will be sadly missed by his family, Sue and John, by his church, by his friends and peers, and by the history world. Eric Ives was a brilliant […]

In Memory of Eric Ives, Tudor Historian and Anne Boleyn Expert

| September 26, 2012

In Memory of Eric Ives, Tudor Historian and Anne Boleyn Expert

I wanted to keep this news quiet for a few days out of respect for the Ives family, but as it was leaked last night on Facebook and I’m receiving emails asking me for confirmation, Eric’s daughter has given permission for me to write this short post. Professor Eric Ives died yesterday morning, 25th September […]

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

| February 24, 2012

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

Today’s article has been inspired by a comment left on the website overnight, a comment which read “Anne Boleyn was cheating on the king and was disrespectful, she deserved to be killed.” Yep, I’m on my soapbox! Now, everyone has their own point of view and I have nothing against the person who left that comment […]

“Anne Boleyn on Trial Again” – Eric Ives on G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions”

| October 21, 2011

“Anne Boleyn on Trial Again” – Eric Ives on G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions”

Professor Eric Ives has just published his review of G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions” in the October edition of “The Journal of Ecclesiastical History” and it’s a wonderful read and well worth downloading from the Cambridge Journals website. As you may know, Bernard and Ives have never seen eye to eye on Anne […]

Professor Eric Ives Confirmed for Anne Boleyn Experience 2012

| September 13, 2011

Professor Eric Ives Confirmed for Anne Boleyn Experience 2012

I’ve just received confirmation from Professor Eric Ives that he can speak on our September 2012 Anne Boleyn Experience Tour! Yay! Eric has spoken on our tours twice now and has thoroughly enjoyed meeting tour attendees and talking about Anne Boleyn. In July he stopped his talk and apologised for the length of it and […]

Anne Boleyn Experience 2011 Day 2 – Meeting Eric Ives

| July 19, 2011

Anne Boleyn Experience 2011 Day 2 – Meeting Eric Ives

Words fail me (that’s rather unusual!) because as I sit here in my room I’m struggling with how to get across to you the magic of today… I’ll try… Sunshine and showers were forecast for today but the rain held off until a few minutes ago, as I’m on my way to bed, so we […]