Poem – Distant Hearts

| July 24, 2009

Poem – Distant Hearts

Here is Part 9 of Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poems about the life of Anne Boleyn. Distant Hearts In July 1531, King Henry saw Queen Catherine for the last time After 22 years of marriage, there was no farewell, no loving rhyme. He rode off with the Lady Anne at his side, from Windsor, […]

Poem – Glass Words

| July 23, 2009

Part 8 of Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poems telling the life story of Anne Boleyn. Glass words The Queen persistently taxed Henry, driving him mad with irritation At a court dinner they then argued about the scholars contemplations. An angry Henry rushed from the room to find solace with his sweetheart But the Lady […]

Poem – The Rise of the Boleyns

| July 23, 2009

Poem – The Rise of the Boleyns

This is Part 7 of Esther Hyams’ series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn, written especially for The Anne Boleyn Files. The Rise of the Boleyns and the Fall of Rome Thomas Boleyn (already Lord Rochford) was made Wiltshire’s Earl Anne was more than his rising star, but a precious pearl. The Lord […]

Poem – The King’s Great Matter

| July 22, 2009

This is Part 6 of Esther Hyams’ series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn, written especially for The Anne Boleyn Files. The King’s ‘Great Matter’ On 21st June 1529, at Blackfriars Parliament Chamber, the trial was finally set Both monarchs would answer questions that the crowds would not forget. Queen Catherine fell to […]

Poem – Lady Anne

| July 22, 2009

Poem – Lady Anne

This is Part 5 of Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn. Lady Anne In 1528 Anne emerged from the shadows of the Queen’s household The secret object of the King’s passion a graceful woman of 27 years old. Anne had unexpected depths and strengths behind those eyes so black […]

Poem – The Lonely Damsel

| July 20, 2009

Poem – The Lonely Damsel

This is Part 4 of Esther’s poetry series on Anne Boleyn’s life. The Lonely Damsel The Queen found out about this secret investigation in England, her home She wrote to her nephew Charles V, to ask to have her case judged in Rome. 22nd June 1527, Henry told Catherine he would end their marriage of […]

Poem – A King’s Passion

| July 20, 2009

Poem – A King’s Passion

This is Part 3 of Esther’s poetry series on the life of Anne Boleyn and follows on from Part 1 – Little Nan and Part 2 – Mistress Anne. A King’s Passion Anne left the masque, barely thinking of Henry Tudor: the King For she had danced with a man who had made her heart […]

Poem – Mistress Anne

| July 15, 2009

Poem – Mistress Anne

Anne Boleyn Files visitor Esther Hyams is a history student and poet who is writing a series of poems about the life of our heroine Anne Boleyn. “Mistress Anne” is the second poem in the series, following on from “Little Nan”. Mistress Anne Archduchess Margaret was very impressed with young Anne Her charm she loved […]