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The Negotiations for Anne Boleyn to marry James Butler

| September 2, 2014

The Negotiations for Anne Boleyn to marry James Butler

In today’s part of my series on Anne Boleyn’s life, I’m going to examine the negotiations which aimed to marry Anne Boleyn off to James Butler, son of Sir Piers Butler, and to settle the dispute over the title of Earl of Ormond. This article is based on a chapter of my book The Anne […]

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

| June 27, 2013

The link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket

Just a quick post to alert you to the fact that historian Elizabeth Norton has just published an interesting article on her blog about the link between Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket – see Anne Boleyn and St Thomas Becket. It is not something I have mentioned here on The Anne Boleyn Files, but […]

Tom Butler, Elizabeth’s ‘Black Husband’ by Valerie Christie

| August 26, 2011

Tom Butler, Elizabeth’s ‘Black Husband’ by Valerie Christie

Thomas Butler, 10th Earl of Ormonde was born in 1531 in what is now the Republic of Ireland. He was the son of James Butler, the 9th earl and Joan Fitzgerald, who was the daughter of the Earl of Desmond. The Butlers had risen from being virtual unknowns to Earls of Ormonde, by virtue of […]