2 December 1546 – Henry Howard is in big trouble

Posted By on December 2, 2016

HenryHoward HolbeinOn this day in history, 2nd December 1546, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, poet, courtier, soldier and the eldest son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, was arrested after Richard Southwell, his former friend, gave evidence against him.

François van der Delft, the imperial ambassador, reported to Emperor Charles V on 14th December that Surrey had been “detained” but that “The reason for this is still unknown”…

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Anne Boleyn Files Advent Calendar 2016

Posted By on December 1, 2016

anne_boleyn_files_2016_advent_calendarTime flies when you’re having fun! It only seems like yesterday that I was organising last year’s calendar, and here I am posting about the 2016 one.

Yes, it’s that time of year again and this year I have help with the Advent Calendar. Some of my author friends are giving me videos, book extracts and other wonderful bits and bobs to share with you – a big thank you to them. I can’t promise you a chocolate each day, but I can promise you a few minutes of interesting history. So, grab your coffee and head on over to the calendar to enjoy today’s offering! Simply click the calendar picture on this post.

Techy Tim, as I call him, has added a link to the calendar on the home page – see top right on the page header – so you can find it easily on a daily basis. I do hope you enjoy it and that each offering brightens your day.

P.S. Do you like our new page header? Thank you to artist Dmitry Yakhovsky for the cover concept (and beautiful Anne Boleyn painting) and to Tim for making it Christmassy.

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