Anne Boleyn’s Paternal Ancestry: The Wives of the Boleyns by Beth Tashery Shannon

| February 22, 2013

Anne Boleyn’s Paternal Ancestry: The Wives of the Boleyns by Beth Tashery Shannon

Thank you so much to Beth Tashery Shannon for writing this article for The Anne Boleyn Files. I started corresponding with Beth when I was researching Anne Boleyn’s family tree and the roots of the Boleyns, and she was so helpful. Beth’s article follows on from my articles Anne Boleyn’s Family Tree and Boleyn Myth […]

Boleyn Myth 1 – Anne Boleyn’s Arms are Evidence that Anne was Ashamed of Her Boleyn Roots

| January 25, 2013

Boleyn Myth 1 – Anne Boleyn’s Arms are Evidence that Anne was Ashamed of Her Boleyn Roots

The arms of four of Henry VIII’s wives have always been controversial in the world of heraldry because Henry VIII granted Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr augmentations, going against the ‘norms’ of heraldry. In “A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign: With English and French Glossaries”, John Woodward and George Burnett […]

The Beasts of Hampton Court Palace

| October 15, 2009

If you’ve been to Hampton Court Palace, you will be familiar with the beasts of the Palace which are copies of those carved to celebrate Henry VIII’s marriage to Jane Seymour in 1536. These wonderful beasts were used in heraldry and the slideshow below is an illustrated presentation by Patrick Baty who acted as a […]