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Margaret of Austria and the Royal Monastery of Brou by Yann Kergourlay

| October 10, 2017

Margaret of Austria and the Royal Monastery of Brou by Yann Kergourlay

Thank you so much to Yann Kergourlay for writing this article for us today and also for sharing these wonderful photos with us. I really want to visit Brou now! Over to Yann… For a long time, I only knew of Margaret of Austria (1480–1530) thanks to short references to her in books about my […]

Anne Boleyn’s Education and her time at Margaret of Austria’s Court

| August 8, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Education and her time at Margaret of Austria’s Court

We don’t know anything about Anne Boleyn’s first few years. She wasn’t a royal princess so her early childhood and education are not documented in any way, but we know from the woman and queen that she became that her humanist father ensured she had the best education a Tudor girl could hope for. Anne […]

Margaret of Austria

| January 10, 2014

Margaret of Austria

Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias, Duchess of Savoy and daughter of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy, on 10th January 1480. You may be wondering why I’m mentioning Margaret here on The Anne Boleyn Files. Well, while Margaret was Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands the […]

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

| November 13, 2012

Anne Boleyn, Margaret of Austria and Queen Claude

Since a new book by Sylwia Zupanec1 is claiming that there is new evidence to prove that “Anne Boleyn simply could not have had served Margaret of Austria [or] the Queen Claude”, and I’ve been asked my thoughts on it, I wanted to share why I believe that Anne did serve them and what evidence […]

The Birth of Margaret of Austria – 10 January 1480

| January 10, 2012

The Birth of Margaret of Austria – 10 January 1480

On this day in history, 10th January 1480, Margaret of Austria (Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy) was born to her parents Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy. Margaret was their second child and was named after her maternal stepgrandmother, Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy and third wife of Charles the Bold […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Two – The Court of Margaret of Austria

| October 5, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Two – The Court of Margaret of Austria

In May 1512 Thomas Boleyn was sent to the court of Margaret of Austria at Mechelen in the Low Countries as an ambassador. Although he had to return to England shortly after he had arrived, for further consultation with the King and council, he was back in Brussels by the end of June and it […]

Courtly love, Flirtation and the Fall of Anne Boleyn – Part One

| March 2, 2010

Courtly love, Flirtation and the Fall of Anne Boleyn – Part One

After a February full of anniversaries of key Tudor events, I thought it would be good to get back to my original theme and series of articles looking at the possible reasons for the fall of Anne Boleyn and the Boleyn faction. Anne Boleyn’s fall is hot news at the moment with the recent publication […]