17th - 21st May 2010 - Visit Tudor England

7 September 1533 – The Birth of Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace

| September 7, 2013

On 7th September 1533, Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace. Her parents were King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. Her birth, although initially a disappointment, was a joyous occasion, but nobody on that September day realised that this baby would grow up to be a great Queen of England, […]

7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen

| September 7, 2012

Today marks the 479th anniversary of Elizabeth I’s birth on 7th September 1533 at Greenwich Palace. How wonderful that nearly 500 years after her birth, we are still discussing her, admiring her and holding her in our hearts! Elizabeth was a disappointment at her birth, in that she was not the predicted and hoped for […]

New Book – The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown

| May 1, 2012

I’m so excited! My second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, which obviously focuses on the downfall of Elizabeth I’s mother, is now available to purchase as a Kindle or paperback. Here are the Amazon US and UK links:- The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – The Kindle version from Amazon.com The Fall of […]

The Household of Elizabeth Tudor

| February 1, 2011

In a letter to the Lord Protector, Edward Seymour, in 1549, regarding her governess Kat Ashley’s imprisonment in the Tower of London, Elizabeth famously wrote:- “We are more bound to them that bringeth us up well, than to our parents, for our parents do that which is natural for them, that is bringeth us into […]

Is Anne Boleyn’s Famous Portrait Actually Elizabeth I?

| September 28, 2010

I was inspired to write this post today by a member of The Anne Boleyn Files Facebook page, Jane, who commented that the portrait of Elizabeth I on the cover of the latest issue of History Today looks like an older Anne Boleyn. As you can see from looking at the National Portrait Gallery portrait […]

Anne Boleyn

| September 17, 2010

You can find out more about Elizabeth I’s mother, Anne Boleyn, in the following articles:- The Legacy of Anne Boleyn The Birth of Queen Elizabeth I The Fall of Anne Boleyn

The Cambridge Connections – Part 2

| June 7, 2010

This is the second part of author Robert Parry’s examination of the “Cambridge Connections” which Anne Boleyn gave her daughter, the future Elizabeth I, when she asked her chaplain Matthew Parker to look after Elizabeth if anything should happen to her. The Cambridge Connections – Part 2 by Robert Parry In part two of this […]

The Cambridge Connections

| June 2, 2010

Back at the beginning of May, I wrote an article entitled “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” where I mentioned the fact that Anne Boleyn asked her chaplain, Matthew Parker, on the 26th April 1536 to ensure that her daughter, the future Elizabeth I, was looked after if anything happened to Anne. This request is important […]

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 […]