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Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Religion by Sarah Bryson

| March 23, 2012

Mary Boleyn the Unknown Sister – Religion by Sarah Bryson

Thank you so much to Sarah Bryson from the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History Page for the next instalment of her series on Mary Boleyn… Absolutely nothing has been recorded regarding the religious beliefs of Mary Boleyn. There are no personal letters left which hint at Mary’s religious leanings, there are no mentions of her […]

Martin Luther and Anne Boleyn

| January 3, 2012

Martin Luther and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 3rd January 1521, Pope Leo X issued the papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem excommunicating Reformer, German priest and professor of theology Martin Luther from the Catholic Church. The Pope had asked Luther to retract his Ninety-Five Theses (full name: The Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences or […]

Anne Boleyn’s Execution – Is there an Explanation for her Scaffold Courage?

| April 21, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Execution – Is there an Explanation for her Scaffold Courage?

Dr Sarah Morris, who is writing a novel on Anne Boleyn, has written a guest post for the On the Tudor Trail website arguing that Anne Boleyn’s “incredible courage and profound serenity in the face of her imminent oblivion” could be the result of a phenomenon which Steve Taylor, a transpersonal psychologist, calls Suffering Induced […]

George Boleyn, Religion and the Reformation

| April 16, 2010

George Boleyn, Religion and the Reformation

I’ve recently written about Anne Boleyn, her personal faith and her role in the Reformation, but let’s not forget her “partner in crime”, the man she bounced ideas off, the man she discussed theology and the new learning with, and the man who fell from grace when she did: George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. At this […]