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Did Anne Boleyn get sweating sickness?

Posted By on March 22, 2019

I’m back with my latest instalment in the “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series of videos.

Sweating sickness was a strange illness which affected England in five outbreaks between 1485 and 1551. It caused panic because of just how fast it could kill.

In Showtime’s “The Tudors”, we see Anne Boleyn, played by Natalie Dormer, coming down with sweating sickness and managing to fight it off, while others, such as the king’s good friend William Compton, are not so lucky.

But is this true? Did Anne Boleyn really get sweating sickness and, if so, what happened?

Let me tell you all about it in this video…

And here is my one on sweating sickness:

Do check out the other videos in the “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series too – you can find them in a playlist here.

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And the winner is ….

Posted By on March 19, 2019

Megan Newbanks! Congratulations to Megan for being picked as the winner in the Anne Boleyn Files Anne Boleyn Portrait Giveaway.

Megan wins GeminiArt’s lovely portrait of our favourite historical heroine, Queen Anne Boleyn. Huge congratulations to her!

Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who follows my work. I’m finding it hard keeping on top of everything at the moment and I’m so sorry that I’m not able to answer everyone’s comments, questions, emails etc. but there are only so many hours in the day and I’m working hard on research, writing, recording videos, working on the Tudor Society, and doing my “Questions about Anne Boleyn” series, plus a lot more! Phew! I am so very appreciative of all your support, though.

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