Witchcraft in the Tudor and Stuart Era

| October 31, 2012

Apologies for not writing much on here over the past week. I had to dash back to the UK for a funeral and I’ve also been preparing to publish “On This Day in Tudor History” which is coming very soon – early next week! Life has been rather hectic. I hope those of you affected […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Book Tour Day 1 – History Refreshed

| May 28, 2012

Today marks the start of my two week virtual book tour or blog hop and I hope you will join me as I hop from Tudor blog to Tudor blog sharing guest articles, answering interview questions and offering prizes. The purpose of the tour is to spread the message about my latest book, The Fall […]

Superstitions in Tudor England

| January 13, 2012

You may have noticed that it’s Friday 13th today, a day said to be ‘bad luck’ which it obviously is if you’re not the good-looking hero/heroine of a slasher movie and don’t have a contract for the next film. Now, I’m not at all superstitious and I will carry on my day as usual today, […]

Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart Times

| October 30, 2009

As the shops are filled with witches, ghosts, vampires and monsters for Halloween, I thought it was only right and proper to write an article about witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart times, after all, it was alleged that our very own heroine Anne Boleyn was a witch. A great article on the UK’s Channel 4 […]

****NEWSFLASH – Anne Boleyn’s Witch Garden – NEWSFLASH****

| July 7, 2009

****NEWSFLASH – Anne Boleyn’s Witch Garden – NEWSFLASH****

After seeing last night’s preview of the Hampton Court Flower Show, I went online to try and find photos of Anne Boleyn’s Witch Garden and I found some on the Royal Horticultural Society website. Obviously I don’t want to breach copyright and reproduce them here but you can see them for yourselves at: http://www.rhs.org.uk/whatson/shows/hamptoncourt2009/sixwives/antheaguthrie.asp There […]

****NEWSFLASH – A Witch’s Garden – NEWSFLASH****

| June 10, 2009

Further to today’s post on Anne Boleyn and witchcraft (see below), I just thought I’d share that Hampton Court Palace’s Flower Show is featuring special gardens to remember each of Henry VIII’s six wives and guess what the theme for Anne Boleyn’s garden is – yes, you guessed it! Witchcraft!. According to newpaper reports – […]

Anne Boleyn – The Witch

| June 10, 2009

Anne Boleyn – The Witch

[audio:anne_boleyn_the_witch.mp3] Over the next couple of weeks, I will be exploring three very different opinions of Anne Boleyn – the Witch, the Whore and the Martyr – and trying to understand why people have these incredibly different views of her. We’ll start today with the view that Anne Boleyn was a witch and that that […]

Anne Boleyn – Ex-pupil of Hogwarts?

| April 6, 2009

I apologise for the silly nature of this post, but I just happened to be watching “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US) yesterday with my children and I thought I’d look out for Anne Boleyn’s portrait at Hogwarts. A Cameo in Harry Potter I’d read Harry […]