Find out more about George Boleyn

| August 21, 2021

Find out more about George Boleyn

George Boleyn is my second favourite historical character and is just as fascinating as his more famous sister, Anne Boleyn, so I’m really pleased that his life and career are being given the attention they deserve in BBC Two’s The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family. If you want to know more about George Boleyn then you […]

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

| August 18, 2021

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – Find out more about the Boleyns

Episode 1 of BBC Two’s new three-part series on the Boleyn family – The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – aired on Friday 13th August, and episodes 2 and 3 have already been released on BBC iPlayer. It is a wonderful series and well worth watching because it introduces a very different Boleyn family. Gone are […]

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family airs tonight!

| August 13, 2021

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family airs tonight!

Those of you in the UK, or with access to BBC2, will be able to enjoy watching the first episode of The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family today at 9pm. I’m so excited about this programme because: I consulted on it – Unfortunately, due to Covid travel restrictions, I couldn’t take part in the filming, but […]

YouTube Live Q&A on the Boleyn Family this Sunday – 11 July

| July 8, 2021

To celebrate the forthcoming release of “The Boleyns of Hever Castle”, which I have co-written with Dr Owen Emmerson of Hever Castle, I’m doing a YouTube Live Q&A session this Sunday (11th July) to answer your questions on the Boleyn family, the family of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, and his mistress, Mary […]

Why should we care? – Clare Cherry

| June 7, 2017

Why should we care? – Clare Cherry

Thank you to Clare Cherry for writing this article for us today. You might remember that Clare wrote an article for us a few weeks ago, The Destruction of the Boleyn Family, and today’s article has been inspired by a few comments that were left on that article. Over to Clare… I wrote an article […]

The Destruction of the Boleyn Family

| May 23, 2017

The Destruction of the Boleyn Family

Thank you to Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat for writing this guest article for us today. Over to Clare… In 1536 five members of the Boleyn family had their lives destroyed, or at the very least fundamentally damaged. Anne and George were put to death on trumped up charges […]

Anne Boleyn – The Boleyn Family’s Meal Ticket?

| October 9, 2014

Anne Boleyn – The Boleyn Family’s Meal Ticket?

This article was inspired by lots of comments I received on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page yesterday after I posted a link to Suzannah Lipscomb’s article 2013 BBC History Magazine article Why did Anne Boleyn have to die and a link to my article Why I think Henry VIII was Responsible for anne Boleyn’s […]

Mary Boleyn: A Reassessment by Conor Byrne

| June 26, 2014

Mary Boleyn: A Reassessment by Conor Byrne

Today we have a guest post from Conor Byrne, history student, historical blogger and author of an upcoming biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife. Here, Conor takes a look at Mary Boleyn… Few Tudor women have been as misrepresented and fictionalised as Mary Boleyn, sister of Henry VIII’s second wife Anne. Few had […]