Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

| November 13, 2012

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

Since a new book by Sylwia Zupanec1 is claiming that there is new evidence to prove that “Anne Boleyn simply could not have had served Margaret of Austria [or] the Queen Claude”, and I’ve been asked my thoughts on it, I wanted to share why I believe that Anne did serve them and what evidence […]

The Scandalous and Corrupt Anne Boleyn?

| October 11, 2011

The Scandalous and Corrupt Anne Boleyn?

Apologies for the absence of Anne Boleyn articles recently but I’ve been busy immersing myself in Letters and Papers and the Calendar of State Papers for Spain trying to find something that has been bugging me for the past few weeks. When something bugs me, I’m like a dog with a bone and I just […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence

| October 20, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence

As I said in Part Three, it wasn’t just the Renaissance culture of her surroundings which influenced the young Anne Boleyn, she was also heavily influenced by the women she saw and spent time with in France. Let us look at some of the amazing women she met in France… Claude of France Claude was […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Three – Anne Boleyn Goes to France

| October 13, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Three – Anne Boleyn Goes to France

As I wrote in “The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Two – The Court of Margaret of Austria”, Anne Boleyn was sent to the court of Margaret of Austria in the Low Countries in 1513 to finish her education. However, she only remained at Mechelen for around 15 months because, in August 1514, Anne […]