17th - 21st May 2010 - Visit Tudor England

Elizabeth and the Mystery of the A Necklace

| May 27, 2010

My trip to Hampton Court Palace last week enabled me to check on something that I had read in Alison Weir’s “Henry VIII: The King and His Court”. In that book, Weir writes of how Anne Boleyn had three initial pendants: her famous B necklace, an AB necklace and an A necklace, and points out […]

The Anne Boleyn Experience 2010

| May 27, 2010

Well, I’ve crashed back down to earth after the most amazing week of my life spent at Anne Boleyn’s childhood home, Hever Castle, with some of the most wonderful people in this world. It was great to commemorate the life of Elizabeth I’s mother, Anne Boleyn, by focusing on her for a few days and […]


| May 14, 2010

Just a quick post to apologise for the fact that I haven’t written an article here on the Elizabeth Files this week, I have been rather busy with my posts counting down to the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution over at The Anne Boleyn Files. I have also been preparing for the Anne Boleyn Experience […]

Act of Uniformity 1559

| May 8, 2010

On the 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I gave her approval to the Acts of Uniformity and Supremacy which had been passed by Parliament on the 29th April. The Act of Uniformity made Protestantism England’s official faith, established a form of worship which is still followed in English Parish churches today and showed the country […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 4, 2010

Anne Boleyn was executed on the 19th May 1536, when Elizabeth was just 2 years and 8 months old, and although she may not have had any real memory of her mother, we do have to give Anne Boleyn some of the credit for the amazing woman and great monarch that her daughter became. Elizabeth […]