May 4 – An imprisoned George Boleyn receives a message

| May 4, 2022

May 4 – An imprisoned George Boleyn receives a message

On this day in 1536, 4th May, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, received a message of comfort. It was from his wife, Jane Boleyn (née Parker). What do we know about this message? In this video, I share what the contemporary sources tell us about the message and also what else happened on 4th May 1536… […]

13 February – Bess of Hardwick and the Executions of Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford

| February 13, 2022

13 February – Bess of Hardwick and the Executions of Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford

On this day in history, 13th February 1608, prominent Tudor noblewoman and one of the richest people in England, Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury, more commonly known as Bess of Hardwick, died at her home at Hardwick. Bess of Hardwick is known for her building projects, which included Chatsworth and Hardwick Hall, her beautiful needlework […]

9 February – An awful end for a bishop and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, is taken to the Tower

| February 9, 2022

9 February – An awful end for a bishop and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, is taken to the Tower

On this day in history, 9th February 1555, Protestant John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester, and former Cistercian monk, was burned at the stake for heresy in Gloucester. It was an awful execution due to green wood being used, and John Foxe writes of there being three attempts over a period of 45 minutes. […]

21 January – Henry Howard’s madding time and the Act of Attainder against Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn

| January 21, 2022

21 January – Henry Howard’s madding time and the Act of Attainder against Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn

On the night of this day in Tudor history, 21st January 1543, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Thomas Wyatt the Younger and several other youths went on a five-hour rampage in London. Surrey regretted his actions, calling that night “a madding time”, but the king and the privy council took it seriously. Find out what […]

The Raven’s Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn now available as an audio book!

| April 30, 2021

The Raven’s Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn now available as an audio book!

Congratulations to my friend and fellow MadeGlobal Publishing author, Adrienne Dillard, on the release of her best-selling novel, The Raven’s Widow: A Novel of Jane Boleyn, as an audio book. It’s a fantastic read, and I particularly love this fresh take (and more historically accurate take!) on Jane. The book is also available as a […]

12 Facts about Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford

| March 6, 2021

12 Facts about Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford

Most Tudor history lovers know that Jane Boleyn (née Parker), Lady Rochford, was the wife of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, the sister-in-law of Queen Anne Boleyn and that she was executed with Catherine Howard in February 1542, but in this talk, I share 12 lesser-known facts about Jane… More videos about Jane Boleyn…

Catherine Howard’s execution – What happened?

| February 27, 2021

Catherine Howard’s execution – What happened?

A big thank you to Naomi for her question regarding the executions of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford. In Showtime’s “The Tudors” series, it shows Jane Boleyn being executed first, but was that really the case? I look at what really happened on 13th February 1542 and also […]

4 May 1536 – A message of comfort for George Boleyn

| May 4, 2019

4 May 1536 – A message of comfort for George Boleyn

On this day in 1536, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, received a message of comfort from his wife, Jane Boleyn. What do we know about this message? I share what the contemporary sources tell us about the message and also what else happened on 4th May 1536. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily […]