Did Anne Boleyn have any pets?

| March 1, 2019

Did Anne Boleyn have any pets?

In my latest “Questions about Anne Boleyn” video, I am answering the question “Did Anne Boleyn have any pets?”. In an age when exotic pets like monkeys were popular with royalty, what animals did Queen Anne Boleyn keep and what do we know about them? I look at what the contemporary sources tell us about […]

Anne Boleyn’s dog Purkoy

| April 2, 2015

Anne Boleyn’s dog Purkoy

I’m feeling a bit ‘fragile’ today after taking our elderly cat (about 19 years old!) to the vet’s last night to be put down. I know it was the best thing to do because Poppy had kidney failure and was going downhill rapidly, but it’s a heartbreaking decision to have to make. Anyway, it made […]