The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

| May 24, 2013

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

I thought I’d write a review (well, more of a rundown) of the BBC2 programme The Last Days of Anne Boleyn for those of you who missed it or are unable to see it. I sat scribbling notes as fast as I could and I hope this makes sense! The programme flitted between a narrator […]

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

| February 24, 2012

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

Today’s article has been inspired by a comment left on the website overnight, a comment which read “Anne Boleyn was cheating on the king and was disrespectful, she deserved to be killed.” Yep, I’m on my soapbox! Now, everyone has their own point of view and I have nothing against the person who left that comment […]

“Anne Boleyn on Trial Again” – Eric Ives on G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions”

| October 21, 2011

“Anne Boleyn on Trial Again” – Eric Ives on G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions”

Professor Eric Ives has just published his review of G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions” in the October edition of “The Journal of Ecclesiastical History” and it’s a wonderful read and well worth downloading from the Cambridge Journals website. As you may know, Bernard and Ives have never seen eye to eye on Anne […]

Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions by G W Bernard – Two New Reviews

| March 30, 2011

Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions by G W Bernard – Two New Reviews

I reviewed historian G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions” when it first came out last year – click here to read my review – so I was interested to read two new reviews of it, one by my friend Gareth Russell over at his blog “Confessions of a Ci-Devant” and another by Susan Walters […]

Anne Boleyn – A Role Model? A Heroine?

| March 29, 2011

Anne Boleyn – A Role Model? A Heroine?

In the Epilogue of his book “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions”, G W Bernard discusses women who see Anne Boleyn as a role model. He quotes a poster on a website as saying “I believe it’s something we girls should learn from; we should not sulk when things don’t go our way, we should change it” […]

Book Review – Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions by G W Bernard

| April 28, 2010

Book Review – Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions by G W Bernard

There has been lots of controversy over this new Anne Boleyn biography because, unlike other modern historians like Eric Ives, G W Bernard is of the opinion that Anne Boleyn may have been guilty. This theory has had Anne Boleyn fans around the world up in arms but I decided to read Bernard’s book with […]

Did Anne Boleyn Commit Incest with Her Brother?

| February 23, 2010

Did Anne Boleyn Commit Incest with Her Brother?

If you’re like me, you are eagerly awaiting the publication of G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions” which comes out in April (May in the USA). Why? Because this is one historian who believes that Anne could actually have been guilty of adultery and worse, incest. Most historians these days are sympathetic to Anne’s […]

Happy New Year and January Stock Clearance

| December 31, 2009

Happy New Year and January Stock Clearance

Well, this is my last blog of 2009 and of the decade, and what a year it has been! I started The Anne Boleyn Files on the 17th February 2009 after having a dream about Anne Boleyn. I woke up in the middle of the night, shook my husband awake and announced that I was […]