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 […]

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 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 […]

Anne Boleyn’s Badge

| April 19, 2010

Anne Boleyn’s Badge

In the article “Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession” Nasim wrote about the display at Leadenhall where “a castle was constructed, with a ‘heavenly rouse’ at the top whilst red and white roses sprung forth. From this heavenly rose descended a falcon which landed on a stump. An angel in armour then descended and crowned the falcon.” […]

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