1 March – The Feast Day of St David, Dewi Sant

| March 1, 2016

1 March – The Feast Day of St David, Dewi Sant

Happy St David’s Day! Yes, 1st March is the feast day of St David (Dewi Sant), the patron saint of Wales. Why am I posting about that on the Anne Boleyn Files? I hear you ask. Well, one reason is that I’m half Welsh and my Welsh roots are important to me, but the main […]

The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

| June 7, 2011

The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection Back at Mary Rose Museum

Just to let you know that The Tudors Courtly Couture Collection is now back on view at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth. Here are the details:- The Tudors – Courtly Couture Collection Monday 6th June – Friday 30th September Royal gowns worn in the hit TV series “The Tudors” are now back on display […]

The Tudors Courtly Wedding Collection – 10th May to 30th May at Portsmouth Cathedral

| April 28, 2011

The Tudors Courtly Wedding Collection – 10th May to 30th May at Portsmouth Cathedral

I’ve just had the following press release from The Mary Rose Appeal regarding a special “The Tudors – Courtly Wedding Collection” exhibition which is to take place in May at Portsmouth Cathedral in the UK. Here are the details:- The Tudors – Courtly Wedding Collection Tuesday 10th May – Monday 30th May At Portsmouth Cathedral […]

The Tudors Finale – Death of a Monarchy

| April 4, 2011

The Tudors Finale – Death of a Monarchy

BBC 2 aired the final “The Tudors” episode on Saturday night in the UK and I must admit to being very moved watching it. I thoroughly enjoyed it and breathed a satisfied sigh as the credits rolled, I felt that it was a fitting end to the series. I know that it has its inaccuracies […]

The Tudors Costumes

| March 31, 2011

The Tudors Costumes

In an article entitled “Henry VIII: Dressed to Kill” in the fashion section of today’s Telegraph newspaper, Joan Bergin, costumer designer for “The Tudors” TV series, discusses how she “looked to Holbein, Degas and the Rolling Stones to create more than 2,000 lavish outfits for the hit series”, as well as studying the reports of […]

The Tudors Episode Guides

| March 22, 2011

The Tudors Episode Guides

I’ve set out on a rather mammoth task! I’m going to be writing an episode guide of each episode of each season of “The Tudors” along with a list of inaccuracies I spot in the episodes. Obviously it’s going to take me a while to do as I have to watch the episodes, write up […]

The Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France – 18 March 1496

| March 18, 2011

The Birth of Mary Tudor, Queen of France – 18 March 1496

On this day in history, Henry VIII’s beloved sister, Princess Mary Tudor, was born at Richmond Palace. Happy 515th Birthday Mary! You can find out all about Mary in the following articles:- Princess Mary Tudor Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France Death of Mary Tudor Queen of France In “The Tudors” series the character […]

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 […]