The Tower of London – Fortress, Palace, Mint and Prison

| August 18, 2011

The Tower of London – Fortress, Palace, Mint and Prison

The Tower of London, or Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress as it is officially called, is famous for being the site of much bloodshed and for being the prison of many hundreds, if not thousands, of people since it was first built by William the Conqueror in the late 11th century, but it has […]

Should Anne Boleyn be Pardoned and Reburied as Queen?

| May 26, 2011

Should Anne Boleyn be Pardoned and Reburied as Queen?

Before I start this article, I would just like to say that I am not criticising anyone’s beliefs or views and I realise that this is a very controversial topic which will undoubtedly lead to heated comments, but I just needed to state my own position on this subject and reaffirm what my mission is […]

19th May 1536 – I Have a Little Neck: The Execution of Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2010

19th May 1536 – I Have a Little Neck: The Execution of Anne Boleyn

At dawn on the 19th May 1536, Anne celebrated the Mass for the last time, receiving the Sacrament from her almoner, John Skip. She then ate breakfast at 7am and waited to hear Sir William Kingston’s footsteps outside her door. At 8am, the Constable appeared, informing Anne that the hour of her death was near […]

The Ghost of Anne Boleyn

| March 19, 2010

The Ghost of Anne Boleyn

Thanks to Anne Boleyn Files visitor Nancy Smith for writing this great article on the ghost (or ghosts!) of Anne Boleyn – I love a good ghost story! “With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm and Other Tales of the Ghostly Anne Boleyn” If legends are true, Anne Boleyn’s ghost must be the most traveled […]

Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London

| March 17, 2010

Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London

People often ask me where exactly was Anne Boleyn executed at the Tower of London and where exactly was she imprisoned. It’s good to know these facts when you go to the Tower of London because you can look for these places and pause for a moment and think of Anne and her story. But […]