Using Primary Sources

| March 19, 2012

Using Primary Sources

If you’ve been following The Anne Boleyn Files for a while, you will know that I’m very much an advocate of using primary sources, i.e. contemporary evidence/records, for research. Of course, I do use secondary sources, the work of reputable historians, but never without checking the sources used by them. For me, when I’m reading […]

Eustace Chapuys, Imperial Ambassador

| January 21, 2012

Eustace Chapuys, Imperial Ambassador

Today I will be raising a glass and toasting Eustace Chapuys, Imperial Ambassador, because on this day in 1556 he died in Louvain, the place he had retired to in 1549. He was laid to rest in the Chapel of Louvain College, the college he had founded. So, why am I going to be raising […]

George Boleyn Sources by Clare Cherry

| December 7, 2011

George Boleyn Sources by Clare Cherry

I’ve spent many hours over the last four or five years researching the life of George Boleyn, which is how I came to know Claire. I wrote the e-book on George which Claire published on her Fellowship site. I’m not an historian and don’t hold myself out as one, but although I hear time and […]

Help British History Online with a Quick Test

| October 27, 2011

Help British History Online with a Quick Test

I’ve just received an email from British History Online (Institute of Historical Research in London), a wonderful website which I use on a daily basis to browse primary sources, and they need your help. They’re running a test on the next generation of historical research interface from today until next Thursday (3rd November) which consists […]

Books About Anne Boleyn

| December 3, 2010

Books About Anne Boleyn

I’ve been busying updating our Anne Boleyn Books page as I wanted it to be the “go to” page for Anne Boleyn books. Thanks to my Facebook followers, I’ve put together a list of books, good and bad, fiction and non-fiction, old and new, which feature Anne Boleyn. I’ve even listed some 18th and 19th […]

Primary Sources

| December 3, 2009

Primary Sources

The huge array of Tudor books and biographies that are on the market today are great for us Tudor fans but there is nothing quite like reading primary sources and, now, you don’t even have to go to the British Library or National Archives to read historical documents, you can read them from the comfort […]

****NEWSFLASH – New Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Resources Available – NEWSFLASH****

| September 23, 2009

I did mention this in a p.s. on a blog post a few days ago but I really wanted to draw attention to these new online resources. I know that many of you have been frustrated by not being able to access the National Archives collection of documents from Henry VIII’s reign, particularly those pertaining […]