The Negotiations for Anne Boleyn to marry James Butler

| September 2, 2014

The Negotiations for Anne Boleyn to marry James Butler

In today’s part of my series on Anne Boleyn’s life, I’m going to examine the negotiations which aimed to marry Anne Boleyn off to James Butler, son of Sir Piers Butler, and to settle the dispute over the title of Earl of Ormond. This article is based on a chapter of my book The Anne […]

Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle

| March 17, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Irish Roots – Lady Margaret Butler and the Butlers of Kilkenny Castle

As today is St Patrick’s Day – Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our Irish visitors! – I thought it was only fitting to look at Anne Boleyn’s Irish roots. “Anne Boleyn was Irish?!”, I hear you cry! Well, no, but she was descended from a noble family’s whose family seat was in Ireland through […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Five – The Boleyns and Butlers

| October 28, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Five – The Boleyns and Butlers

In 1521, after spending 8 years on the continent, Anne Boleyn was recalled to England. Although Francis I, King of France, was worried that the recall of his wife’s lady-in-waiting and various English students in Paris “seemed to indicate an English intention to make war on France”1, Cardinal Wolsey assured the French King that Anne […]