Happy St Anne’s Day!

| July 26, 2020

Today, 26th July, is the feast day of St Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Happy St Anne’s Day to any Annes or Annas out there! Have a wonderful day! St Anne was very important to Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth […]

Thomas Boleyn’s loss is Thomas Cromwell’s gain

| July 2, 2020

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1536, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s right-hand man, was formally appointed Lord Privy Seal. The previous holder of the office had been Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, who’d been stripped of the office following the falls of his children, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord […]

Henry Percy – sweetheart of Anne Boleyn

| June 29, 2020

Henry Percy – sweetheart of Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 29th June 1537, just over a year after the execution of his former sweetheart, Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Algernon Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, died at around the age of thirty-five. Percy had been ill for some time, and had actually collapsed after he sat in judgement on Anne […]

Top 10 Facts about Anne Boleyn

| June 26, 2020

Even though I’ve done many many videos on Anne Boleyn, I realised that I hadn’t done a video with 10 top facts about Anne Boleyn. Of course, I could share many hundreds of interesting Anne Boleyn facts, after all, Anne Boleyn is my favourite historical character, but here’s ten that sprang to mind. Are there […]

Oh to go back in time to the Château Vert Pageant!

| March 4, 2020

Sometimes I wish that I was a timewalker, or that I had a Tardis, or could walk through standing stones…. Oh to be able to go back to my favourite historical events, just for 30 minutes or so! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? And one of the events near the top of my want-to-see list is […]

What questions do you have about Anne Boleyn?

| January 29, 2020

What questions do you have about Anne Boleyn?

I’ve been doing a “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series on the Anne Boleyn Files & Tudor Society YouTube Channel and so far I’ve done 23 videos: Did Henry VIII love Anne Boleyn? January 24 – Henry VIII’s jousting accident – just how serious was it? Did Anne Boleyn miscarry a deformed foetus? Who was Mary […]

1457 and 1547 – Dates concerning three Tudor kings

| January 28, 2020

There’s something weird going on with the number today! One Tudor king was born on this day in history, another died and another came to the throne, all with the numbers 1,4,5 and 7 in the year. Strange! Yes, on this day in Tudor history, King Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs, was […]

A feast day and Anne Boleyn’s wedding day!

| January 25, 2020

25th January is the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, an important day in Tudor times, but it was also an important day for Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, for it was their official wedding day. Now, I believe that they were actually already married, having been married secretly on 14th November 1532, […]