July 23 – Mary Boleyn’s son, Henry Carey, dies

| July 23, 2022

July 23 – Mary Boleyn’s son, Henry Carey, dies

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd July 1596, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, son of the late Mary Boleyn, died at Somerset House in London. Hunsdon and his sister, Catherine, were close to their cousin, Elizabeth I, and he had served her as a privy councillor and […]

July 19 – The death of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn

| July 19, 2022

July 19 – The death of Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1543, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn died. Mary Boleyn is known for being Henry VIII’s mistress at one point, and you can find out a bit more about her in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts… You can find out even more about Mary Boleyn […]

June 22 – Thomas Boleyn becomes a Knight of the Bath, and Mary Boleyn is widowed

| June 22, 2022

June 22 – Thomas Boleyn becomes a Knight of the Bath, and Mary Boleyn is widowed

On the night of 22nd June 1509, during the celebrations for the forthcoming coronation of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, the king rewarded twenty-six men for their loyal service to the crown by making them Knights of the Bath. One of these men was Thomas Boleyn, father of Anne Boleyn, the woman […]

March 4 – William Bullokar and his 40-letter alphabet and, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn star in the spectacular Chateau Vert Pageant

| March 4, 2022

March 4 – William Bullokar and his 40-letter alphabet and, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn star in the spectacular Chateau Vert Pageant

On this day in history, 4th March 1609, Tudor spelling reformer and grammarian William Bullokar died at Chichester in West Sussex. William Bullokar is known for writing the first grammar book of English, the “Pamphlet for Grammar”, and for his work reforming the alphabet to improve literacy. Find out more about him and what he […]

Last Day – 8 Feb – to get bonus Mary Boleyn Masterclass

| February 8, 2022

Last Day – 8 Feb – to get bonus Mary Boleyn Masterclass

If you want to join me for my special livestreamed 90-minute Mary Boleyn Masterclass and Q&A session this Saturday, 12th February, you’ll need to buy your ticket for my virtual conference “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England”, before the end of today, 8th February. GET A SPECIAL BONUS MASTERCLASS – Buy your ticket before […]

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – Their relationship and the paternity of their children

| February 7, 2022

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – Their relationship and the paternity of their children

Tomorrow, 8th February, is the last day to sign up for my Mary Boleyn Masterclass! If you sign up before the end of tomorrow for my 7-day online event “Anne Boleyn, the Woman who Changed England”, you’ll be able to join me on Saturday 12th February for my live masterclass and Q&A session on Mary […]

Thank you for your Mary Boleyn questions and comments!

| February 5, 2022

Thank you for your Mary Boleyn questions and comments!

Thank you so very much for all the comments you have left here on the Anne Boleyn Files and on YouTube regarding your views of Mary Boleyn, what myths surround her and questions you have about her. Your comments have really helped me prepare my masterclass on Mary and ensured that I don’t miss out […]

4 February – Mary Boleyn gets married and the burning of John Rogers

| February 4, 2022

4 February – Mary Boleyn gets married and the burning of John Rogers

On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 4th February 1520, Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, got married to William Carey in the Chapel Royal at Greenwich Palace, in a service attended by King Henry VIII. Find out more about Mary Boleyn and William Carey in this talk… Also on this day in Tudor history, […]