31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

| October 31, 2015

31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as it’s more commonly referred to today, is celebrated on the night of 31st October, the night before All Saints’ Day (All Hallows), the feast day of all saints, known and unknown. It is the first day of Hallowtide, which also includes the Feast of All Hallows (or All Saints) […]

31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

| October 31, 2014

31 October – Halloween or All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween! Today in many countries around the world children and adults will be dressing up in costume, carving pumpkins, going to parties, going trick or treating… having all kinds of fun, but what is Halloween really all about? Is it a celebration of all things paranormal and evil? Well, no, not originally anyway and […]

All Hallows Eve – The Feast of the Dead

| October 31, 2013

All Hallows Eve – The Feast of the Dead

All Hallows Eve (Halloween), the night before All Saints’ Day (All Hallows), has its roots in the Celtic new year festival of Samhain, which was celebrated from sunset on 31st October to sunset on 1st November. At Samhain, it was believed that the veil between the world of the living and that of the dead […]

Halloween Competition 2011 Results

| November 7, 2011

Halloween Competition 2011 Results

Thank you to all those who sent me photos for the Halloween Competition, we had such a hard time judging it as you all looked wonderful. You’re all so creative and beautiful! And the winner of the Anne Boleyn Files Halloween Competition 2011 Competition is…drumroll…fanfare… Sheena Reekie as Queen Elizabeth I, with her trusty sidekick […]

Halloween Competition 2011

| October 10, 2011

Halloween Competition 2011

Yes, it’s time for our annual Halloween Competition! I can’t quite believe how quickly this has come around, time really does fly! I’m always amazed at how much effort many of you go to with your costumes at Halloween, it really puts my black bin bag and pointed black paper hat to shame (ok, so […]

Halloween Competition 2010 Results

| November 8, 2010

Halloween Competition 2010 Results

Thank you so much for all of your entries to this year’s Anne Boleyn Files Halloween Competition. It was really hard to pick a winner because all of the costumes and photos were wonderful, but Pamela’s ghostly photo really gave that Halloween “feel” and she looked wonderful in her Tudor Rose Dress. Congratulations, Pamela, you […]

Was Henry VIII a Cursed King?

| October 31, 2010

Was Henry VIII a Cursed King?

Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Lexy from France, has written us a special Halloween article – enjoy it and don’t forget to enter our Halloween Competition. Also, if you go to a Halloween event at somewhere like Hever Castle or Sudeley Castle then please do let me know what it was like. Was Henry VIII a […]

New Look Anne Boleyn Files Store and Halloween Competition

| October 26, 2010

New Look Anne Boleyn Files Store and Halloween Competition

I just wanted to let you know about our new look store which makes it easier to find what you’re looking for. Simply click on either “Products” or “Store” on the top menu and you will be taken to our Store Homepage where you will find the different categories you can browse, e.g. The Tudors […]

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