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Happy Mother’s Day

| March 10, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you celebrating today. I hope you get thoroughly pampered and have a lovely relaxing day. I’ve used this photo a few times before but it’s such a pretty one that I thought I’d use it again. It’s of one of my Anne Boleyn roses. They’re not out yet this […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

| May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to those of you in countries celebrating it today. I hope that you get thoroughly pampered! Here is a photo of one of my Anne Boleyn roses for you to enjoy. These roses always seem to flower as I’m counting down to Anne Boleyn’s execution! See Anne Boleyn the Mother for a […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

| March 18, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!

As it’s Mothering Sunday in the UK today, I want to wish mothers everywhere a very Happy Mother’s Day and here is a photo of one of my Anne Boleyn roses to cheer your day. I have written various articles on Anne Boleyn the mother and here is one of them – Anne Boleyn the […]

A Princess Christened – 10th September 1533

| September 10, 2010

A Princess Christened – 10th September 1533

On the 10th September 1533 Princess Elizabeth was christened at the Church of Observant Friars at Greenwich. She was not the boy astrologers and doctors had predicted, or that Henry and Anne had wished for, but the couple made the best of it and celebrated in style. You can read more about the ceremony and […]

Anne Boleyn and the Cambridge Connection

| June 3, 2010

Anne Boleyn and the Cambridge Connection

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how, at the end of April 1536, Anne Boleyn had asked her chaplain, Matthew Parker, to ensure that Elizabeth was looked after if anything happened to her. Did Anne have an inkling that she was in danger or was she just simply taking precautions and protecting her daughter’s […]

Anne Boleyn: The Mother

| March 12, 2010

Anne Boleyn: The Mother

In celebration of Mother’s Day in the UK on Sunday and this week’s International Women’s Day, I thought it would be good to look at Anne Boleyn as a mother. Anne Boleyn was not the only victim of the fall of the Boleyn faction in May 1536, five men were also executed, but there was […]

Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I – Part 2

| September 21, 2009

Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I – Part 2

Just last week I wrote a post entitled “Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I” about Tracy Borman’s new book “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen”, in which Borman puts forward the idea that Anne Boleyn had a far greater influence on her daughter Elizabeth I than has been previously thought. Well, I […]

Happy Birthday Elizabeth I!

| September 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Elizabeth I!

Happy 476th Birthday, Elizabeth I! Yes, on this day in history 7th September 1533 the iconic Queen Elizabeth I was born to Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII at Greenwich Palace, London. You can find out more about this amazing woman at our sister site, The Elizabeth Files, but here is some trivia about Elizabeth I:- […]