Remember the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar!

| December 14, 2016

Just a reminder to check the Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar on a daily basis – click here to go to it right now. There are all kinds of treats for you to enjoy – videos, games, music, guest articles and goodies from authors and historians, recipes, information on Christmas in medieval and Tudor times… […]

Happy Epiphany!

| January 6, 2014

Happy Epiphany!

In the UK today, the Christmas period tends to end with New Year, but in Tudor times there were twelve days of feasting and merriment, stretching from Christmas Day to Epiphany, the feast day celebrating the visitation of the Magi to baby Jesus. If you watched the Tudor Monastery Farm Christmas Special, you will know […]

A Tudor Feast at Christmas

| December 7, 2012

A Tudor Feast at Christmas

Thanks so much to Anne Boleyn Files visitor Dawn for letting me know that the documentary “A Tudor Feast at Christmas” is being repeated on the Good Food Channel  (UK SKY 247 or Virgin 260) on Sunday at 1pm and then at various times during the week. See Good Food Channel for listing details. The […]

Tudor and Medieval Christmas Events

| December 16, 2010

Tudor and Medieval Christmas Events

Do you know of any Tudor themed Christmas events taking place near you? Do let me know and I’ll add them to our Events page and our Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page. Here are a few I know about:- Christmas at Hever Castle, 2nd – 24th December – The Hever Castle website says “Narnia comes […]

A Tudor and Stuart Christmas

| December 9, 2010

A Tudor and Stuart Christmas

If you’re like me, you love finding out how Christmas is celebrated in different countries and how it was celebrated in different periods of history. Well, you can read a full rundown on Tudor Christmas traditions on our “Tudor Christmas” page, but I’ve just been watching the Christmas episode of “Tales from the Green Valley” […]

Happy Twelfth Night!

| January 5, 2010

Happy Twelfth Night!

Here in Spain, I have three very excited (read loud!) children. Why? Because here in Spain, and many Catholic countries around the world, it is Twelfth Night or the eve of Epiphany. The Three Kings come tonight! My Twelfth Night and Epiphany Tonight we will brave the cold and wait for the Three Kings. Here, […]

Friday Round Up

| December 11, 2009

Friday Round Up

Two weeks until Christmas, can you believe it? I hope you’re all more organised than me. Shopping online does make things so much easier, but I really must get on with wrapping it all! Here is the latest news from The Anne Boleyn Files and the Tudor world:- Henry 8.0 New Comedy episode – This […]

Tudor Christmas

| December 11, 2009

Tudor Christmas

The modern day British Christmas, with its Christmas trees, mincepies, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas cards and Christmas crackers, has most of its roots in the Victorian era and is light years away from how Christmas was celebrated in Medieval and Tudor times. So how was this important religious festival […]