Tudors = Fascinating

| February 21, 2014

Tudors = Fascinating

As it’s Friday, and I definitely need something light-hearted after this rather tiring week, here’s an article written by a regular visitor to The Anne Boleyn Files. A bit of fun… Why is there such an enduring interest in the Tudors? We had the Plantagenets and the House of York, and later we had the […]

Tudor Spoof Competition

| September 3, 2012

Tudor Spoof Competition

To celebrate the launch of my friend Ann Nonny’s The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection, I’ve decided to run a Tudor spoof writing competition. If you’re not sure what a spoof is, it is a satire or a parody. Ann Nonny parodies TV, movies and works of historical fiction in her […]

Launch of The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection by Ann Nonny

| August 21, 2012

Launch of The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection by Ann Nonny

Today is the day when Ann Nonny’s Tudor spoofs are unleashed on the world! Yes, today marks the launch of The Merry Wives of Henry VIII: A Tudor Spoof Collection! I’m really excited about this book, not only because I had a hand in bringing it to the world, by persuading Ann to publish it, […]

Trials and Tribulations – A Tudor Spoof by Anon

| May 1, 2012

Trials and Tribulations – A Tudor Spoof by Anon

The events of 1536 give me goosebumps and nightmares (yes, I actually dreamed about Cromwell and Smeaton last night!), so I wanted to share this spoof written by our regular anonymous spoof writer who has been ‘inspired’ by The Tudors, The Other Boleyn Girl, Anne of the Thousand Days and other such movies and books. […]

The Joust – A Tudor Spoof

| December 16, 2011

The Joust – A Tudor Spoof

Our anonymous Tudor spoof writer is back again and I think this is perfect for a Friday – enjoy! Henry stood resplendant in full body armour. He looked every inch the King he had been in his youth, plus some extra inches for good measure (about thirty, mainly around the waist). His horse eyed him […]

The Last Supper – A Tudor Spoof

| November 16, 2011

The Last Supper – A Tudor Spoof

Please read “What If? – A Tudor Spoof” first. Henry sat with his leg wrapped up in bandages staring moodily at his court as they laughed, danced and stuffed their faces with his food. He idly wondered which one of them he could behead next, because that always brightened up a dull Sunday afternoon. His […]

What If? – A Tudor Spoof

| November 16, 2011

What If? – A Tudor Spoof

Our anonymous spoof writer has been rather busy… 19th May 1536 Anne tapped nervously on the lid of her arrow chest. She heard a creaking followed by a loud crack, and was relieved to see her brother with a crowbar in his hand and a broad grin on his face. “Good grief Anne it’s amazing […]

The Fight – A Tudor Spoof

| November 11, 2011

The Fight – A Tudor Spoof

Our anonymous spoof writer has just sent me this spoof after being inspired by some of the Team Anne Boleyn versus Team Catherine of Aragon stuff that has been going on online recently. It is a bizarre world and I find it staggering that these Tudor queens are often used as an excuse for aggression […]