An Indelible Impact

| February 17, 2011

An Indelible Impact

The life and death of Anne Boleyn made an indelible impact on history that continues to this day. She was the most controversial queen England ever had, and one of the most fascinating women of all time. Her intelligence, ambition and charm captured the heart of a king. The course of their relationship altered the […]

Golden World Unto Thy People

| February 17, 2011

Golden World Unto Thy People

In a college theatre history class, our teacher gave a brief synopsis of Henry VIII and his six wives.  I was miffed by his rendition of the tale: Catherine of Aragon had a girl, Henry VIII divorced her to marry Anne Boleyn and have a son, but instead Anne had a girl, too!  I squirmed […]

Anne Boleyn – Rockin’ the Renaissance

| February 17, 2011

Anne Boleyn – Rockin’ the Renaissance

Forget about Anne Boleyn’s influence during her own time, gracing Henry’s court with French sophistication. Her fashion sense, the French hood and her long, pointed sleeves, set the trend for other ladies to follow. Everything she did, introducing dances from France and designing changes in her clothes, became ‘the thing’ for any woman who wanted […]

Tudor Court Politics

| August 13, 2009

Watch this short video to find out a bit more about court politics in the reign of Henry VIII.

Henry Week

| August 13, 2009

A selection of videos made by the Historic Royal Palaces to celebrate the History Channel’s “Henry Week” in April 2009. Religion in Tudor England Falconry Tudor Clothing Tudor Dance Court Politics

Henry VIII and Politics

| August 13, 2009

Just how did politics work in Tudor England and Henry VIII’s court? This video from the Historic Royal Palaces examines the role of politics in the time of Henry VIII.