Triumph and Tragedy: The Enduring Appeal of Henry VIII’s Six Wives by Conor Byrne

| December 8, 2016

Thank you to author and historian Conor Byrne for writing this guest article for us today. Yesterday, the Guardian published a provocative article entitled “Six Wives with Lucy Worsley: Why TV shows are for the chop.” The article, which reviewed the Oxford-educated presenter’s new television series on Henry VIII’s consorts, was highly critical. Joel Golby […]

Free Jane Seymour lesson today only

| October 24, 2016

Free Jane Seymour lesson today only

To commemorate the death of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, MedievalCourses.com are offering everyone the chance to listen to module 3 of their new seven-unit course, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Monarchy and Matrimony in Tudor England” for free just for today. The module is just over 26 minutes long and is […]

The Anne of Cleves Panels – a Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma

| March 16, 2016

The Anne of Cleves Panels – a Riddle Wrapped in an Enigma

A big welcome to author Sarah Morris who has joined us today as part of the book tour for In the Footsteps of the Six Wives of Henry VIII co-authored with Natalie Grueninger. Congratulations to both Sarah and Natalie on the release of their new book. Their first book In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn […]

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – A Guest Post by Amy Licence and a Book Giveaway

| October 21, 2014

Mary Boleyn and Henry VIII – A Guest Post by Amy Licence and a Book Giveaway

Thank you so much to author and historian Amy Licence for visiting The Anne Boleyn Files on her blog tour for her new book The Six Wives and Many Mistresses of Henry VIII and sharing this extract from her book. See the end of the article for giveaway details. Over to Amy… The watchwords for […]

The Six Wives of Henry VIII and their Labels

| August 14, 2013

The Six Wives of Henry VIII and their Labels

Back in early 2011, I wrote a series of posts on the “six wives’ stereotypes”, the various stereotypes, labels, myths and downright lies which surround Henry VIII’s six wives. Fiction, films, TV series and even history books have led to people having very warped ideas of these women and to some feeling that they have […]

9 July 1540 The End of Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne of Cleves

| July 9, 2013

9 July 1540 The End of Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne of Cleves

On 9th July 1540, convocation declared that Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves had never been legal married and that they were both free to remarry. The judgement is found in Letters and Papers: “The clergy of both provinces have received the King’s commission (recited), dated Westm., 6 July 32 Hen. VIII. After mature deliberation, […]

The Six Wives by Eliza Nastou

| November 25, 2011

The Six Wives by Eliza Nastou

Anne Boleyn Files visitors are a talented lot! We have writers, poets, artists, spoof writers… and I always enjoy reading people’s work and publishing it where appropriate. Today I’d like to share with you some creative writing by Eliza Nastou from Greece. I think Eliza has done a wonderful job at giving each of Henry […]

The Six Wives According to Retha Warnicke

| March 15, 2011

The Six Wives According to Retha Warnicke

The Tudors Complete Series box set (US) contains a talk from historian Retha Warnicke as part of its special features. In the video, entitled “Henry’s Wives Club”, Warnicke, author of “The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn”, talks about each wife in turn. Here is what she had to say about these six women:- Catherine […]