Dead People are Boring; Fact!

| September 17, 2013

Dead People are Boring; Fact!

Today’s post is a guest post by an Anne Boleyn Files visitor who wanted to remain anonymous, probably because she was scared of her history teacher catching up with her! Over to Anon… When I was at school I dropped history at the age of 14. Up until then, my school history had been a […]

Laughing at Gilded Butterflies: How Tudor History Inspired a very Modern Novel by Gareth Russell

| February 12, 2013

Laughing at Gilded Butterflies: How Tudor History Inspired a very Modern Novel by Gareth Russell

Today we have a guest post from my good friend, and author and history blogger, Gareth Russell. Thank you, Gareth. “… And we’ll live, And pray, and sing, and tell old tales, and laugh At gilded butterflies, and hear poor rogues Talk of court news; and we’ll talk with them too, Who loses, and who […]

History: A Living Subject where Emotions can Run High

| August 8, 2012

History: A Living Subject where Emotions can Run High

Over the past few months I’ve seen lots of history themed threads on Facebook go from polite discussions to very heated arguments and accusations of bullying, and yesterday I received an email asking me to “head off” people who were seen as having emotional reactions to Henry VIII on this site. It inspired me to […]

Is History Being Re-written?

| September 30, 2011

Is History Being Re-written?

Further to my article last week about how historical characters are being shrouded in myth and the real facts are being lost, Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Jenny Brown, has just shared a very interesting BBC article with me. Entitled Is the internet re-writing history?, this article looks at the impact of online propaganda and conspiracy […]

Is There a Problem Looking at History with our 21st Century Eyes and Hindsight?

| February 16, 2011

Is There a Problem Looking at History with our 21st Century Eyes and Hindsight?

This is one of those questions that I wake up with in the middle of the night and then that niggle me and just won’t let go. I try so hard to be balanced and objective but I think that we all find it impossible to look at past events and historical characters without our […]

New Website – The History Files

| February 7, 2011

New Website – The History Files

Today’s big news is that our new community website The History Files – www.thehistoryfiles.com – has just gone live! I’m so excited about this new project and I’m bowled over by the reaction and support. I’ve had 47 emails so far from people interesting in contributing! The History Files has 4 main aims:- 1. To […]

Historians, Writers and Researchers Wanted

| February 4, 2011

Historians, Writers and Researchers Wanted

Calling all history lovers! Are you a student, historian, amateur historian, researcher or someone who just loves history? Would you be interested in having your work published on a history website which aims to be a community of historians and a place to educate the general public? Somewhere where you can also promote yourself by […]