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25% off The Life of Anne Boleyn course, The Six Wives of Henry VIII course, and more!

| November 20, 2018

25% off The Life of Anne Boleyn course, The Six Wives of Henry VIII course, and more!

Just a quick post to let you know that MedievalCourses.com has a sale at the moment. You can use coupon code THANKS2018 to save 25% on all of their online history courses between now and the end of Sunday 25th November 2018. Courses include my course “The Life of Anne Boleyn” and Gareth Russell’s “The […]

Anne Boleyn’s Girdle Book by Sandra Vasoli

| November 13, 2018

Thank you so much to author Sandra Vasoli for this guest article on the beautiful British Library girdle book that has been linked to Anne Boleyn. Sandi is the author of Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower: A New Assessment and the Je Anne Boleyn novels. Snuggled on a bed of faded rose velvet lies […]

27 October 1532 – A gorgeously apparelled Anne Boleyn makes her entrance

| October 27, 2018

On this day in history, Sunday 27th October 1532, in Calais, which was an English territory at the time, King Henry VIII hosted a lavish “great banquet” for Francis I, King of France. Henry VIII and his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke, had travelled to Calais to gain Francis’ public recognition and approval of […]

Can I answer your questions on Anne Boleyn and the Boleyns?

| October 2, 2018

Can I answer your questions on Anne Boleyn and the Boleyns?

There are quite literally thousands of posts here on the Anne Boleyn Files blog about Anne Boleyn, the Boleyn family and the period in which they lived, and these can be found and read by using the “Categories” section in the left-hand side menu bar or by using the Google Search box in the right-hand […]

Day 3 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

| September 18, 2018

Day 3 of the Discover the Tudors Tour

Today was our Hampton Court Palace day and although I have been many many times, I always learn something new and I always enjoy my time there. It was a perfect day. We had a two-hour private guided tour from Siobhan, who focused on the Tudor side of things – the history of the original […]

When did Anne Boleyn say yes to Henry VIII?

| August 16, 2018

When did Anne Boleyn say yes to Henry VIII?

I’ve just come back from a two week holiday travelling through Spain and France to the UK, and while I was in the UK I was lucky enough to attend David Starkey’s talk “Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer” at the Festival Theatre at Hever Castle. It was a wonderful talk, both entertaining and educational, and […]

Get lost in Tudor history this summer

| July 26, 2018

Get lost in Tudor history this summer

Get ready for a shameless plug… If you have some spare time this summer to get lost in Tudor history – and is there really anything better than that (the beach, cocktails….no, we want Tudor history!)? – then here are my very biased recommendations for Tudor things to do: Enrol yourself on a history course […]

Happy St Anne’s Day!

| July 26, 2018

Here in Spain I’ve been busy sending messages to all of my friends named Ana because today is the feast day of St Anne, or Santa Ana, the mother of the Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus Christ. I’m also thinking of Anne Boleyn day on her saint’s day and wondering if she was […]