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Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – A Guest Post by Amy Licence and a Book Giveaway

| October 21, 2014

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – A Guest Post by Amy Licence and a Book Giveaway

Thank you so much to author and historian Amy Licence for visiting The Anne Boleyn Files on her blog tour for her new book The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII and sharing this extract from her book. See the end of the article for giveaway details. Over to Amy… The watchwords for […]

Henry VIII, Syphilis and Mistresses by Kyra Kramer

| June 28, 2014

Henry VIII, Syphilis and Mistresses by Kyra Kramer

Thank you so much to Kyra Kramer, author of Blood Will Tell: A Medical Explanation of the Tyranny of Henry VIII, for writing this guest article to celebrate the anniversary of Henry VIII’s birth, which happened on 28th June 1491. I’m sure Henry would appreciate her words. Over to Kyra… Today is Henry VIII’s 523 […]

Margaret Skipwith of Ormsby: Mistress of Henry VIII by Elizabeth Norton

| February 25, 2014

Margaret Skipwith of Ormsby: Mistress of Henry VIII by Elizabeth Norton

Thank you so much to author and historian Elizabeth Norton for writing this guest post on Margaret Skipwith. Over to Elizabeth… Henry VIII’s love life was notoriously complicated although, unlike most of his royal contemporaries, he tended to marry women who would otherwise have been only his mistresses. The death of Jane Seymour in October […]

Was Elizabeth Tailboys the Daughter of Henry VIII? – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

| March 16, 2012

Was Elizabeth Tailboys the Daughter of Henry VIII? – Guest Post by Elizabeth Norton

Today we have a guest post by author and historian Elizabeth Norton who kindly offered to write us a guest article after her book caused such a stir in the media. I have written a review of Elizabeth Norton’s book, “Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII”, over at our reiew site – click here to […]

Update on Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

| January 9, 2012

Update on Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

Following on from my article regarding The Daily Mail’s article on Henry VIII being the father of Bessie Blount’s daughter, Elizabeth Tailboys, I just wanted to let you know that Elizabeth Norton will be writing a guest article for us on this issue and she has pointed out that the salacious angle of the newspaper’s […]

Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

| January 8, 2012

Was Henry VIII the Father of Bessie Blount’s Daughter?

Thanks to Eilish Gallagher for letting me know about The Daily Mail article Henry VIII had a secret daughter who should have taken the throne before Elizabeth I, historian claims. This article is about historian Elizabeth Norton’s research into the life of Elizabeth Blount for her new book “Bessie Blount: Mistress to Henry VIII” and […]

Was Anne Boleyn Henry VIII’s Daughter?

| November 23, 2011

Was Anne Boleyn Henry VIII’s Daughter?

This article has been inspired by the tens of emails I’ve received recently and also comments on Facebook and online about Elizabeth Boleyn’s alleged affair with King Henry VIII and the possibility that Henry actually committed incest by marrying his own daughter, Anne Boleyn. I’m not sure what exactly has stirred up this recent interest […]

Mary Boleyn Part Three – 1526 – 1543

| August 6, 2010

Mary Boleyn Part Three – 1526 – 1543

Today we conclude our series on the Boleyn family and our three part series on Mary Boleyn, the other Boleyn girl. Please make sure that you read parts one and two first. A New Flame At the Shrove Tuesday joust in 1526, King Henry VIII rode out wearing gold and silver cloth which was embroidered […]