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The Other Boleyn Girl Effect

| June 3, 2013

The Other Boleyn Girl Effect

As you probably know, British TV channel BBC2 has been rather Tudor themed recently, airing some wonderful documentaries about Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell and Henry VII, but what you may not know is that Saturday night (1st June) was a major Tudor ‘fest’. It started with A Tudor Feast at Christmas, then we had Henry […]

Richard Roose Boiled to Death – 5 April 1531

| April 5, 2011

Richard Roose Boiled to Death – 5 April 1531

On this day in history, 5th April 1531, Richard Roose (or Rouse), Bishop John Fisher’s cook, was boiled to death after confessing to poisoning the soup* that was served to the Bishop and his guests. Fisher, the Bishop of Rochester, survived but some of his guests, who’d eaten more of the soup, died. People were […]

Should Historical Fiction Have a Warning Label?

| March 11, 2011

Should Historical Fiction Have a Warning Label?

As many of you know, I love historical fiction, there’s no better way to spend a cold winter’s night, in my eyes, than cuddled up on the sofa with a glass of red wine in one hand and an historical novel in the other. A work of historical fiction combines my two great loves – […]

Anne Boleyn and The Other Boleyn Girl

| September 22, 2010

Anne Boleyn and The Other Boleyn Girl

My inspiration for this article comes from a discussion we’ve been having on The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page, regarding the inaccuracies of the movie and novel “The Other Boleyn Girl”, and from the many emails I receive asking me my thoughts on Philippa Gregory’s portrayal of Anne Boleyn. What concerns me about the emails […]

The Sexualization of Anne Boleyn

| August 25, 2010

The Sexualization of Anne Boleyn

sexualize, sexualise vb 1. to make or become sexual or sexually aware 2. to give or acquire sexual associations sexualization , sexualisation n1 This post has been inspired by my good friends at the History Police Facebook Group2 (thanks, Lauren!) and a discussion thread on that page regarding the sexualization of historical characters, characters such […]

The Other Boleyn Girl Green Dress Set

| April 14, 2010

The Other Boleyn Girl Green Dress Set

Lots of you have been saying that you wish you could get your hands on the green dress worn by Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn in “The Other Boleyn Girl”, well, now you can! Kris has done herself proud with this stunning dress and deserves a big round of applause. It really is gorgeous! She […]