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Anne Boleyn Questions – Did Anne Boleyn have six fingers?

| February 11, 2019

Anne Boleyn Questions – Did Anne Boleyn have six fingers?

The question “Did Anne Boleyn have six fingers?” always makes me smile, although I know that the asker means six fingers on one hand! The idea that Anne Boleyn had an extra finger is so prevalent. I see it coming up all the time on social media and it also appears in historical novels, as […]

Anne Boleyn, Nanny McPhee and Nicholas Sander

| March 5, 2013

Anne Boleyn, Nanny McPhee and Nicholas Sander

Thank you to Baroness, a regular commenter on The Anne Boleyn Files, for inspiring today’s post. I’ve been meaning to write another article on the myths surrounding Anne Boleyn’s appearance for some time so when I read Baroness’ words, “Henry fell in love with her because she was a stunning, smart women, not because she […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Book Tour Day 6 – Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History

| June 4, 2012

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Book Tour Day 6 – Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History

After a wonderful weekend of relaxation and celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, I have dashed over to Australia today, in a virtual sense, of course, to share a guest article “Anne Boleyn and the Extra Finger”. Thank you so much to Sarah Bryson of the Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History blog for kindly hosting […]

Anne Boleyn – Ex-pupil of Hogwarts?

| April 6, 2009

Anne Boleyn – Ex-pupil of Hogwarts?

I apologise for the silly nature of this post, but I just happened to be watching “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US) yesterday with my children and I thought I’d look out for Anne Boleyn’s portrait at Hogwarts. A Cameo in Harry Potter I’d read Harry […]

Beauty or Beast – Part 1

| February 26, 2009

Beauty or Beast – Part 1

“What did Anne Boleyn look like?” is a question that has been debated for centuries. There is a shortage of portraits or likenesses of Anne, probably because they were destroyed by her enemies, so we have to rely on what’s left and on historical descriptions of her appearance, but what do we believe? Some quotations […]