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 […]

I am King Henry

| March 15, 2011

I am King Henry

Thanks to Anne Boleyn Files visitor, Jeanette, for pointing out this YouTube video on King Henry VIII and his six wives. I love sharing these videos with my kids and they do brighten up your day. One thing I would point out with this video is that it makes it look like Jane Seymour was […]

Catherine Parr – The Old Nursemaid?

| March 3, 2011

Catherine Parr – The Old Nursemaid?

In the final part of our Six Wives’ Stereotypes series we look at a wife who I would say has been more ignored and misrepresented than maligned. When I did a project on Henry VIII and his six wives when I was 11, I thought that Catherine Parr was nothing but a glorified nursemaid, a […]

The Six Wives’ Stereotypes

| January 13, 2011

The Six Wives’ Stereotypes

It’s not just Anne Boleyn who has been misrepresented by history, TV, film and fiction, I think every single one of the six wives has been misrepresented. Here are some of the labels, stereotypes and myths which the general public believe regarding these 16th century women:- Catherine of Aragon – The wronged woman, the pious […]

Henry, Henry Henry Had So Many

| September 3, 2010

Henry, Henry Henry Had So Many

Well, if you’re like me and you’ve got that Friday feeling, you might be in need of this video about Henry VIII and his six wives:- I can’t get that song out of my head now!! Another good one is the Horrible Histories “Divorced, Beheaded, Survived” song:-

Celebrating The Six Wives and Tudor Women

| March 8, 2010

Celebrating The Six Wives and Tudor Women

As today is International Women’s Day, I thought it would be good to look at the women I’ve come across in my research into Anne Boleyn and Tudor times and to celebrate their lives. These women inspire us so much – whether they give us creative inspiration, act as role models or just feed our […]

Interview with Elizabeth Norton

| December 10, 2009

Interview with Elizabeth Norton

Elizabeth Norton is an historian and author whose books include “Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obsession”, “Jane Seymour: Henry VIII’s True Love”, “Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII’s Discarded Bride” and “She Wolves: The Notorious Queens of England”. She is presently working on a book about Catherine Parr. Elizabeth gained her first degree from the University of […]

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