Anne Boleyn: The Myths and Bad History

| July 26, 2010

Anne Boleyn: The Myths and Bad History

There was an interesting article in Saturday’s Daily Mail entitled “Anne Boleyn, harlot or heroine? Was she a scheming sexual predator, or a brave reformer who changed Britain for ever?” about Anne Boleyn, the myths surrounding her and Howard Brenton’s new play “Anne Boleyn” which is being performed at The Globe. While I applaud Brenton […]

Religion

| June 4, 2010

The following articles related to Anne Boleyn’s personal faith and religious views, and her role in the English Reformation:- Anne Boleyn’s Faith Anne Boleyn and the Reformation Anne Boleyn: The Martyr George Boleyn, Religion and Reformation Anne Boleyn and the Wyatt Prayer Book – The Prayers of Anne Boleyn?

George Boleyn, Religion and the Reformation

| April 16, 2010

George Boleyn, Religion and the Reformation

I’ve recently written about Anne Boleyn, her personal faith and her role in the Reformation, but let’s not forget her “partner in crime”, the man she bounced ideas off, the man she discussed theology and the new learning with, and the man who fell from grace when she did: George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. At this […]

Easter in Tudor Times

| April 2, 2010

Easter in Tudor Times

I love Easter here in rural Spain because I feel they celebrate the true meaning of Easter. I love Easter eggs as much as the next person, but I really enjoy the processions here and the way that Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection are remembered. Before I dash out to see the Good Friday procession, I […]

Anne Boleyn and the Reformation

| March 29, 2010

Anne Boleyn and the Reformation

It seems fitting during Holy Week to look at Anne Boleyn’s role in the English Reformation. However, one of the mysteries surrounding Anne Boleyn is what Anne herself believed, i.e. her own personal faith, and what her role in the English Reformation actually was. Historians just can’t seem to agree! In his report, “Anne Boleyn’s […]

Religion in Tudor England

| August 13, 2009

What part did religion play in Tudor England and the reign of Henry VIII? Find out more in this video from the Historic Royal Palaces.

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: Beliefs in Tudor England

| August 13, 2009

This video from the Historic Royal Palaces examines religious beliefs in Tudor times.