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Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn commit incest?

| February 18, 2019

Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn commit incest?

Yes, time for another question about Anne Boleyn! You lords and ladies are keeping me very busy. I thought I’d better not include the word “incest” on YouTube as it might attract the wrong kind of viewers and subscribers, or bring down the wrath of the YouTube gods on me, so I’ve used “unnatural relationship” […]

Incest and “Fallen In Love: The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn”

| May 15, 2013

Incest and “Fallen In Love: The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn”

There has been some speculation online regarding the content of the “Fallen In Love: The Secret Heart of Anne Boleyn” which is being performed at the Tower of London and Gippeswyk Hall this month and next. The speculation and debate has occurred due to an article at Royal Central which refers to the play being […]

George Boleyn’s Sexuality

| April 13, 2012

George Boleyn’s Sexuality

Following on from her recent and popular article “Being George Boleyn”, Clare Cherry examines the myths surrounding George Boleyn’s sexuality. Over to Clare… One of the most asked questions about George Boleyn is with regards to his sexuality. What I regularly see time and again is the comment that there were rumours he was either […]

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent

| May 11, 2010

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent

On this day in history, the 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent assembled before Chief Justice John Baldwin and his six colleagues at Deptford. Like the Grand Jury of Middlesex the day before, the Kent Jury found a true bill against the accused on all charges pertaining to the crimes committed at Greenwich […]

Did Anne Boleyn Commit Incest with Her Brother?

| February 23, 2010

Did Anne Boleyn Commit Incest with Her Brother?

If you’re like me, you are eagerly awaiting the publication of G W Bernard’s “Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions” which comes out in April (May in the USA). Why? Because this is one historian who believes that Anne could actually have been guilty of adultery and worse, incest. Most historians these days are sympathetic to Anne’s […]

Anne Boleyn Court Records Go Online

| April 10, 2009

Anne Boleyn Court Records Go Online

As part of the 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, the National Archives have set up a special website as an online exhibition of documents from Henry’s reign. Included in these documents is Roll KB8/9, the “Baga de Secretis” or Bag of Secrets, which includes records of the opening of the trial […]