Sometimes, with such a busy site, it can be hard to find things, although you can use the search box and look at the categories, so I thought I’d highlight some Anne Boleyn resources for you.
Anne Boleyn Primary Sources
You may not be able to visit the British Library or National Archives, or even get to the UK, but did you know that lots of contemporary accounts, letters, ambassadors’ dispatches and chronicles have been transcribed and digitised?
You can find useful links by clicking here.
The Early Life of Anne Boleyn
Find out all about Anne Boleyn’s background, her family, her upbringing, time on the Continent, and her return to England in my series of posts looking at Anne Boleyn’s early life – click here.
Henry VIII’s love letters to Anne Boleyn
King Henry VIII bombarded Anne Boleyn with love letters when he was attempting to woo her and thankfully they have survived. They are housed in the Vatican Archives but have also been transcribed.
Click here to read them.
A timeline of Henry VIII’s relationship with Anne Boleyn
We don’t know exactly when Henry VIII noticed Anne Boleyn, who was serving as a lady to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, but it appears that Anne accepted the king’s proposal of marriage around New Year 1528. I have created a timeline of their relationship between that time and the birth of their daughter, Elizabeth, showing key events, and you can view it by clicking here.
1533 – Anne Boleyn becomes queen
1533 was an eventful year for Anne Boleyn. She married King Henry VIII in secret, was officially proclaimed queen and crowned, and she gave birth to a little girl who would become Elizabeth I. Click here to find out more about the events of 1533.
The Fall of Anne Boleyn -the events of 1536
Anne Boleyn’s rise to become queen was dramatic, but her fall in 1536 was even more dramatic and also tragic. You can find out all about the events leading up to her execution on 19 May 1536 in my series of posts, which are listed here.
As well as writing blog posts on Anne Boleyn, I have also recorded a multitude of videos on her. Here are some of my Anne Boleyn playlists:
The Fall of Anne Boleyn
Questions about Anne Boleyn
George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, brother of Anne Boleyn
Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn
Anne Boleyn reports
You can receive 5 Anne Boleyn reports by signing up to my mailing list. You’ll get:
- REPORT: The Fall of Anne Boleyn
- REPORT: The Other Boleyn Girl – Fact or Fiction?
- REPORT: Anne Boleyn’s Love Life
- BOOK LIST: Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII Books
- PLUS: an ANNE BOLEYN PRIMARY SOURCE LIST
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The Life of Anne Boleyn online course
You can find out even more about Anne Boleyn in my 15 unit (18 video lessons) online course. Go to https://medievalcourses.com/overview/life-anne-boleyn-mc06/ to find out more.
Claire Ridgway’s books on Anne Boleyn
I’ve written books on Anne Boleyn, the Boleyns and Tudor history, which you can find on Amazon and via other retailers. They’re available as paperbacks and Kindle editions, and they’re also in the Kindle Unlimited library.