Anne Boleyn’s Carved Falcon Badge on display at Hampton Court Palace

| March 4, 2022

Anne Boleyn’s Carved Falcon Badge on display at Hampton Court Palace

Thank you to Historic Royal Palace’s Press Office for sending me a press release about the newly discovered Anne Boleyn falcon badge being put on display from today at Hampton Court Palace. The following article is based on the release. 4th March 2022 is, of course, the 500th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s first recorded appearance […]

Claire’s new Anne Boleyn tattoo – Let them grumble!

| November 24, 2021

Claire’s new Anne Boleyn tattoo – Let them grumble!

Hello to you all! I just wanted to share a video I’ve made for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel about my latest Anne Boleyn tattoo and the story behind it. In the video, I also explain the origin of the cupboard cloth, from which the image comes, the meaning of Anne […]

Amazing Tudor Discovery – The discovery of Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

| November 12, 2021

Amazing Tudor Discovery – The discovery of Anne Boleyn’s Falcon Badge

You may have seen the news about the discovery of a contemporary carving of Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge and how Paul Fitzsimmons, an antiques dealer, bought it for £75 and how it’s now worth £200,000. It’s a wonderful find and the good news is that Paul isn’t keeping it to himself, it’s going on loan […]

The White Falcon Coronation Song

| November 5, 2013

The White Falcon Coronation Song

Leanda de Lisle has just published a post on her blog about how Tamsin Lewis, an expert in Tudor music, has matched the lyrics of The White Falcon, a ballad performed at Anne Boleyn’s coronation procession on 31st May 1533, with a Tudor tune. You can read more about this news in Leanda’s article – […]

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

| December 8, 2011

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church, which dates back to the 7th century when Eastern churches began celebrating the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. That is the origin of the feast, but the feast day as we know it today in the West dates back to around the […]