God Save the Queen Photography Project

| June 13, 2012

God Save the Queen Photography Project

Today, we have a guest post by photography student, Meidan Edri – thanks, Meidan! Project: “God Save The Queen” is a photography project by Meidan Edri made in 2012. The project is an attempt to restore the portraits of three of King Henry VIII’s wives. My name is Meidan Edri and I am a photography […]

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

| December 15, 2011

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

Bendor Grosvenor, historian and art dealer, has just published an interesting article on his Art History News blog entitled Anne Boleyn regains her head in which he discusses research he and David Starkey carried out a few years ago on the Holbein drawing inscribed “Anna Bollein Queen”. He has actually reproduced the article he wrote […]

Artist Ellen Melchiondo and Her Shrinky Dink Portraits

| November 10, 2011

Artist Ellen Melchiondo and Her Shrinky Dink Portraits

I’ve just added a new range of artwork to The Anne Boleyn Files shop – Handmade Shrinky Dink portraits of the queens by artist Ellen Melchiondo. They really are amazing and here is an article about Ellen and her miniature portraits:- I really cannot remember where or when it all began! While doing last night’s […]

The Mystery of Mary Boleyn – Guest Post by Sarah Bryson

| September 2, 2011

The Mystery of Mary Boleyn – Guest Post by Sarah Bryson

Today we have a guest post from Sarah Bryson, owner of the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History blog. Thanks, Sarah! The Mystery of Mary Boleyn Mary Boleyn was the oldest daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard and sister to Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII. There is some debate over when […]

New YouTube Video on Anne Boleyn’s Appearance

| August 28, 2011

New YouTube Video on Anne Boleyn’s Appearance

Phew, what a whirlwind of a weekend so far! As well as being knee deep in records of monumental brasses – see yesterday’s post on “The Lost Boleyns”, I’ve also made a YouTube video on Anne Boleyn’s appearance and portraiture! I’d really welcome your feedback on this video as it’s my first video with me […]

Anne Boleyn Portraits – Which is the True Face of Anne Boleyn?

| August 19, 2010

Anne Boleyn Portraits – Which is the True Face of Anne Boleyn?

Part of what fascinates me about Anne Boleyn is the mystery that surrounds her. We do not even know, definitively, what she looked like and can only go on contemporary descriptions and portraiture. The problem with portraits of Anne Boleyn is that they are all so different and none are thought to be contemporary, but, […]