Lady Margaret Shelton or “Pretty Madge”

| January 3, 2012

Lady Margaret Shelton or “Pretty Madge”

Today, we have a guest article by Anne Boleyn Files visitor and author Anne Clinard Barnhill. Many of you will know Anne from her comments, her posts in the forum and also from The Anne Boleyn Fellowship. I want to take this opportunity to thank Anne for the support and encouragement she’s given me in […]

30 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris and Dead Men’s Shoes

| April 30, 2011

30 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris and Dead Men’s Shoes

News is just in that either today or late yesterday there was an altercation between Queen Anne Boleyn and Henry Norris, Groom of the Stool and Chief Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. We go straight to Sir Tim Ridgway who has spoken to one of Anne Boleyn’s ladies… Yes, Lady Claire, I’m so glad that […]

The May Day Joust – Trouble in Tudor Paradise

| May 1, 2010

The May Day Joust – Trouble in Tudor Paradise

(or Henry Norris with the dead men’s shoes at the May Day Joust!) The May Day joust of the 1st May 1536 should have been like every other May Day joust, it should have been a day of celebration, of fun and joy, instead it was to be the first outward sign that something was […]