The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness of His Love – A Poem Thought to be Written By George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 17, 2013

The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness of His Love – A Poem Thought to be Written By George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

As today is the anniversary of the execution of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, I wanted to remember in a positive way by remembering George the Poet. The following is an extract from Clare Cherry’s article “George Boleyn the Poet” – click here to read the full article. From early on in his court career, George […]

Villanelle for Anne Boleyn

| February 25, 2011

Villanelle for Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Jennifer Morrison, has written a beautiful poem about Anne Boleyn which she wanted to share with everyone here:- Villanelle for Anne Boleyn Circa regna tonat—her echo, Faint beneath the sound of sword to bone: Defiled is my name full sore Through cruel spite and false report; Twice postponed, not yet past […]

Whoso List to Hunt

| October 28, 2009

A poem by Thomas Wyatt which is said to be about Anne Boleyn. In it, Wyatt compares Anne to a deer being hunted (by Henry) and how this puts her out of Wyatt’s reach because she belonngs to the King. Whoso List to Hunt Whoso list to hunt, I know where is an hind, But […]

V. Innocentia Veritas Viat Fides Circumdederunt me inimici mei

| October 28, 2009

This poem by Thomas Wyatt is about Anne Boleyn’s execution which Wyatt is said to have witnessed from his prison cell in the Bell Tower. V. Innocentia Veritas Viat Fides Circumdederunt me inimici mei Who list his wealth and ease retain, Himself let him unknown contain. Press not too fast in at that gate Where […]

Poetry About Anne

| July 30, 2009

Poetry About Anne

Anne Boleyn Files visitor Esther Hyams is a history student and poet and, like many of us, has been moved and inspired by the story of Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England and second wife to Henry VIII. Esther has been kind enough to write a series of poems about Anne Boleyn for The Anne […]

Poem – The King and His Wife

| July 28, 2009

Poem – The King and His Wife

This is Part 14 of Esther Hyams’ series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn. The King’s Wife King Henry was so happy that his beloved Anne Boleyn had so impressed At Calais, Henry stayed in the Exchequer building with the Lady Marquess. Their lodgings were hung with illustrious tapestries and holly green velvet […]

Poem – A French Meeting

| July 28, 2009

Poem – A French Meeting

“A French Meeting” is Part 13 in Esther Hyams’ series of poems telling Anne Boleyn’s life story. A French meeting The fraternal visit between the two kings occurred in two parts Francois of France and Henry of England, two Kings with lustful hearts First, on 21st October 1532, King Henry and a suite went to […]

Poem – Duels and Jewels

| July 28, 2009

Poem – Duels and Jewels

“Duels and Jewels” is Part 12 of Esther Hyams’ series of poems telling the story of Anne Boleyn’s life. Make sure you read the others in the series! Duels and Jewels Soon there was to be a minor yet important duel Despite much hatred, Anne was soon to wear the Queen’s jewels. The English people […]