Anne Boleyn Execution Dress Launched

| March 10, 2010

Anne Boleyn Execution Dress Launched

Today we are launching the second dress in our exclusive The Tudors dress range – the Anne Boleyn Execution Dress! This dress came second in our Anne Boleyn Dress poll a few weeks ago and is a handmade replica of the one Natalie Dormer wore as Anne Boleyn in Season Two of The Tudors, in […]

Why Did Anne Boleyn Fall?

| January 12, 2010

Why Did Anne Boleyn Fall?

Anne Boleyn’s fall from favour and her very tragic end is still a hot topic over 470 years on, what with “The Tudors” on TV, the publication of books like Alison Weir’s “The Lady in the Tower” and G W Bernard’s book, “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions”. We can’t get enough of her story; it troubles […]

Sir Francis Weston – Part 2

| November 3, 2009

Sir Francis Weston – Part 2

In today’s post I am going to continue the story of Sir Francis Weston, a man whose life was brutally cut short by Cromwell’s desperate need to rid himself of Anne Boleyn and her supporters. Before I tell part 2 of Weston’s story, I’d like to share with you a discussion from the forum. Gina […]

Mark Smeaton – Part 2

| October 21, 2009

Mark Smeaton – Part 2

This post is a continuation from yesterday’s post “Mark Smeaton – Part 1”, so do make sure that you read that one first. Before I look at Mark’s role in the fall of Anne Boleyn and the Boleyn faction, here’s a clip from Showtime’s “The Tudors” (from YouTube) showing Mark Smeaton being tortured – you […]

****NEWSFLASH – New Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Resources Available – NEWSFLASH****

| September 23, 2009

****NEWSFLASH – New Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Resources Available – NEWSFLASH****

I did mention this in a p.s. on a blog post a few days ago but I really wanted to draw attention to these new online resources. I know that many of you have been frustrated by not being able to access the National Archives collection of documents from Henry VIII’s reign, particularly those pertaining […]

Anne Boleyn – A Victim?

| August 4, 2009

Anne Boleyn – A Victim?

This post is part one of another series of three blogs that I’m going to do on the personality of Anne Boleyn. If you remember, a few weeks ago I did a series of three posts exploring Anne Boleyn The Witch, Anne Boleyn The Great Whore and Anne Boleyn The Martyr, well now I’ve been […]

Was Henry VIII Merciful to Anne?

| July 27, 2009

Was Henry VIII Merciful to Anne?

If you know Anne Boleyn’s story, you will know that she was found guilty of treason of adultery and treason by a court of 26 noblemen and sentenced to death by burning at the stake or by being beheaded, whatever the King decided. You will also know that her life was cut short on 19th […]

Did Anne Boleyn Dig Her Own Grave?

| July 16, 2009

Did Anne Boleyn Dig Her Own Grave?

I apologise for the “inflammatory” title but blame David Starkey as it was he who got me wondering! When I watched Starkey’s recent “Henry VIII: Mind of a Tyrant”, the episode on Anne Boleyn really got me thinking if Anne Boleyn has to take some responsibility for her downfall and execution. In it, Starkey talked […]