Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!

| March 17, 2017

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh! Now I’m not at all Irish, well, I don’t think I am, but I do wish all of my friends and followers in Ireland, those with Irish ancestry, and those named Patrick and Patricia a very Happy St Patrick’s Day. Beannachtai Na Feile Padraig Oraibh!Have fun […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

| March 17, 2016

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all those in Ireland or with Irish ancestry, or to anyone who celebrates the feast day of St Patrick. Have a wonderful day! To celebrate, here are some articles about the Boleyns’ links to Ireland: The Clonony Boleyn Girls Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers […]

Happy St Patrick’s Day

| March 17, 2015

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day to all those in Ireland or with Irish blood! I hope you all have a wonderful day celebrating. To celebrate, here are some articles about the Boleyns’ links to Ireland: The Clonony Boleyn Girls Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle The Negotiations for […]

The Negotiations for Anne Boleyn to marry James Butler

| September 2, 2014

The Negotiations for Anne Boleyn to marry James Butler

In today’s part of my series on Anne Boleyn’s life, I’m going to examine the negotiations which aimed to marry Anne Boleyn off to James Butler, son of Sir Piers Butler, and to settle the dispute over the title of Earl of Ormond. This article is based on a chapter of my book The Anne […]

Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle

| March 17, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle

As today is St Patrick’s Day – Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our Irish visitors! – I thought it was only fitting to look at Anne Boleyn’s Irish roots. “Anne Boleyn was Irish?!”, I hear you cry! Well, no, but she was descended from a noble family’s whose family seat was in Ireland through […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Five – The Boleyns and Butlers

| October 28, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Five – The Boleyns and Butlers

In 1521, after spending 8 years on the continent, Anne Boleyn was recalled to England. Although Francis I, King of France, was worried that the recall of his wife’s lady-in-waiting and various English students in Paris “seemed to indicate an English intention to make war on France”1, Cardinal Wolsey assured the French King that Anne […]