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Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – How Did Love Turn to Hate?

| June 15, 2011

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – How Did Love Turn to Hate?

This article has been inspired by three different things:- An extract from Susan Bordo’s book, “The Creation of Anne Boleyn”1, which is due to be published in 2012. An interview question I was asked yesterday, “How did his incredible passion for her turn, if not to hatred, at least to a willingness to let her […]

Henry VIII and the Fall of Anne Boleyn by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

| September 14, 2010

Henry VIII and the Fall of Anne Boleyn by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

Today, we have a guest post from author and historian, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, whose book “1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII” I’ve just reviewed over at our Tudor Book review site. It is a book that really helped me understand what made Henry tick and why he turned into a monster, and which was […]

****NEWSFLASH – Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer – NEWSFLASH****

| June 17, 2009

Yes, Henry VIII is really taking over my blog!! But I just noticed (well, my husband noticed) that tonight on BBC4 at 9pm is a two part documentary called “Henry VIII: Patron or Plunderer” with architectural historian, Jonathan Foyle. This is what the BBC have to say about Episode 1: “King Henry VIII had a […]

Did Anne Boleyn Create a Monster?

| April 22, 2009

Did Anne Boleyn Create a Monster?

I was sat watching the third episode of David Starkey’s brilliant “Henry VIII: The Mind of a Tyrant” on Monday night and it suddenly struck me – did Anne Boleyn create a monster? Was she responsible for turning him into a bloodthirsty, wrathful King who was responsible for the executions of around 72,000 during his […]