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Anne Boleyn Questions – Did Henry VIII love Anne Boleyn?

Posted By on January 18, 2019

A few months ago, I asked you for questions about Anne Boleyn that you would like me to answer. Thank you for coming up with so many, and also for asking such interesting ones. I knew I could count on you!

I decided that I’d do a series of videos answering a question at a time and I’ve just recorded this video on the question “Did Henry VIII love Anne Boleyn?”. As I explain in the video, it’s impossible to answer and only Henry could tell us, but I am sharing with you what I think.

I’d love to hear what you think so please leave comments below sharing your opinion, or you can comment on the video on YouTube. You can also subscribe to the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel to be notified when these videos and my new “on this day in Tudor history” videos go live by clicking on the red “subscribe” button at https://www.youtube.com/user/AnneBoleynFiles/.

If you don’t want the volume turned on, or you are hearing impaired, then you can turn on closed captions by clicking on the “CC” or the settings cog in the right-hand bottom corner of the video. They’re not perfect but they will help.

Notes and Sources

  • Cavendish, George (1827) The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, Second Edition, Harding & Lepard, p. 121.
  • Starkey, David (2004) Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII, Vintage.
  • Ives, Eric (2005) The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • “Sandra Vasoli on the love letters of Henry VIII”, talk on 6 January 2015, The Tudor Society.
  • Lindsey, Karen (1996) Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation Of The Wives Of Henry VIII, Da Capo Press.

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15 January – A king makes himself head of the Church and a queen is crowned

Posted By on January 15, 2019

15th January has two very important “on this day in Tudor history” events.

On 15th January 1535, King Henry VIII proclaimed that he was now Supreme Head of the Church of England. This followed the passing of the Act of Supremacy in November 1534. Click here to read more about this.

Twenty-four years later, on 15th January 1559, Henry’s second daughter, Elizabeth, was crowned Queen Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey.

Here is my “on this day in Tudor history” video about Elizabeth I’s coronation:

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Only 7 spaces left for the Anne Boleyn Experience 2019

Only 7 spaces left for the Anne Boleyn Experience 2019

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