The Royal Apartments at the Tower & the Scandalous Killing of Anne Boleyn

Tomorrow marks the day when an English queen was executed on charges that were almost certainly entirely fabricated. She joined her five co-accused in death at the hands of the swordsman from Calais. Her name was Anne Boleyn. In this article, we are honouring her memory in a slightly unusual blog. I invite you to … Read more

Greenwich Palace: Anne Boleyn is Presented as Queen

Easter is upon us; it is a time of rebirth and celebration. But in Tudor terms, what springs to mind for you when you think of Easter? For me, well, I immediately think of Greenwich Palace. For it was at Greenwich Palace that Anne Boleyn was first publicly presented as queen, at Easter, on the … Read more

Blickling Hall, Norfolk: The Perfect Autumn Getaway

Cover image: The Parterre by Martin Pettitt via Wikimedia Commons –  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Autumn is about to burst upon us here in England, in all its vibrant glory; a time of dazzling colours, warm fires and great bounty in the kitchen garden, with apple trees festooned with a huge variety of heritage fruits. … Read more

The Life of Anne Boleyn – When the Ordinary Feels Extraordinary!

On 19th May, we remember Anne Boleyn. As a lover of Tudor history, you will know all about the dramatic events that so defined Anne’s tragic end. But what about the life of Anne Boleyn? For me, the 19 May is a day to celebrate that life, and whilst her extraordinary story has often been … Read more

Anne Boleyn’s Execution: The Surprising Truth

How does the run-up to 19 May and Anne Boleyn’s execution make you feel? Having celebrated the joyful anniversary of her proclamation as queen at Greenwich on Easter day in 1533, the mood turns. Those of us loyal to this most courageous of women are plunged into sadness as the countdown begins to her execution. … Read more