17th May 1536- Execution of George Boleyn

On the morning of Wednesday, 17th May 1536 George Boleyn, Henry Norris, Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were led out of the western entrance… [more]

17th May 1536- Execution of George Boleyn 17th May 1536- Execution of George Boleyn

Anne Boleyn Badges, Symbolism & Mottoes

  The Falcon Anne’s identification as ‘the white falcon’ has its origins in the heraldic crests of the Butlers, earls of Ormonde.… [more]

Anne Boleyn Badges, Symbolism & Mottoes Anne Boleyn Badges, Symbolism & Mottoes

Tudor Christmas and New Year Celebrations

With Christmas less than two months away, I have started thinking about presents for the family, Christmas decorations and Christmas cards. I have also… [more]

Tudor Christmas and New Year Celebrations Tudor Christmas and New Year Celebrations

Anne Boleyn, ‘the late Quene’, from The Inventory of King Henry VIII

Background Six months after the death of King Henry VIII in 1547, a formal inventory of his moveable property was drawn up. The inventory took eighteen… [more]

Anne Boleyn, ‘the late Quene’, from The Inventory of King Henry VIII Anne Boleyn, ‘the late Quene’, from The Inventory of King Henry VIII

Women's Hygiene in Tudor England

A question that I have seen comes up regularly in forums and chats is how did women cope with menstruation in the sixteenth century? According to Ninya… [more]

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Anne Boleyn’s Arrival at the Tower of London

On the 2nd May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was arrested and transported from Greenwich to the Tower of London in full daylight. It is often stated that… [more]

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Tudor Tombs and Burials

Lady Margaret Beaufort (31 May 1443 – 29 June 1509) Lady Margaret Beaufort was the mother of King Henry VII and grandmother of King Henry VIII. Lady… [more]

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Walking the Route of Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

Walking the Route of Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession By Zoe Bramley from London History Walks At around 17:00 on Saturday 31st May, a fine spring… [more]

Walking the Route of Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession Walking the Route of Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

Anne Boleyn's Remains & Restoration of the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula

In the 19th century the historian Thomas Babington Macaulay visited the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula in the Tower of London and recorded his impressions… [more]

Anne Boleyn's Remains & Restoration of the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula Anne Boleyn's Remains & Restoration of the chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Coronation

A friend of mine recently wrote to me to share some information he’d read about Anne Boleyn in a book by Trea Martyn, called Elizabeth in the Garden.… [more]

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In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn

I am delighted to share with you that the non-fiction book I have co-authored with Sarah Morris, In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn, is now available for… [more]

In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn

Recent Posts

On the 22nd Day of Christmas…

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On the 22nd day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win an autographed copy of 'Brazen' by Katherine Longshore. To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of ‘Brazen’, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’). Then simply leave a comment after this post … [Read More...]

An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors

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On the 21st day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors' by Gareth Russell. To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of ‘An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors’, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter … [Read More...]

Lady Karola and the Christmas Stranger

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I am delighted to share with you a guest post by Robin Maxwell, the author of a number of wonderful historical fiction novels, including 'The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn' and 'Mademoiselle Boleyn'.  Robin and long time collaborator, Billie Morton, have recently released a children's novel called AUGIE APPLEBY'S TROUBLE IN TOYLAND. It's the story of Santa Klaus being kidnapped on December 22nd and his glamorous wife, Karol, hiring junior detective Augie Appleby to find her husband and save … [Read More...]

On the 20th Day of Christmas…

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On the 20th day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘His Last Letter' by Jeane Westin. To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of ‘His Last Letter’, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’). Then simply leave a comment after this post … [Read More...]

The Kiss of the Concubine – Guest Post & Extract

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I’d like to share with you a guest post and extract by novelist Judith Arnopp, who kindly donated a copy of her book, ‘The Kiss of the Concubine’ to our 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways. Enter here! Over to Judith! “People are sick and tired of Henry VIII and his wives, especially Anne Boleyn.” I have heard that phrase time and time again but I didn’t believe it. Since the time I was able to read a grown up novel I’ve been enthralled with Henry and Anne. There are so many … [Read More...]

On the 19th Day of Christmas…

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On the 19th day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘The Kiss of the Concubine' by Judith Arnopp. To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of ‘The Kiss of the Concubine’, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’). Then simply leave a … [Read More...]

On the 18th Day of Christmas…

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On the 18th day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me... the chance to win a copy of 'The Stolen Crown' by Susan Higginbotham. To be in the running to win this book, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of ‘The Stolen Crown’, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’). Then simply leave a comment after this post … [Read More...]

On the 17th Day of Christmas…

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On the seventeenth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn’ & an audio book of ‘Mademoiselle Boleyn’ by Robin Maxwell. To be in the running to win this prize, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of ‘The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn’ & an audio book of ‘Mademoiselle Boleyn’ , you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you … [Read More...]

Je Anne Boleyn: Struck With the Dart of Love by Sandra Vasoli

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On the sixteenth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘Je Anne Boleyn: Struck With the Dart of Love’ by Sandra Vasoli. To be in the running to win ‘Je Anne Boleyn: Struck With the Dart of Love’, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of this book, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter … [Read More...]

Elizabeth I – A Guest Post by Anne Clinard Barnhill

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I'd like to share with you a guest post about Elizabeth I by novelist Anne Clinard Barnhill. Anne kindly donated a copy of her book, 'Queen Elizabeth's Daughter' to our 25 Days of Christmas Giveaways. US residents can enter here. Over to Anne! Elizabeth I By Anne Clinard Barnhill What sort of woman was Queen Elizabeth I?  From all accounts, she was erudite, scholarly, mercurial and multi-talented.  She inherited her facility with languages from her mother’s side of the family; both … [Read More...]

On the Fifteenth Day of Christmas!

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On the fifteenth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a fabulous prize pack, which includes: a copy of 'Roses Have Thorns' by Sandra Byrd, an Elizabethan coin reproduction from the Mary Rose museum, Elizabeth's tea, and a postcard of each of the queens in Sandra Byrd's Ladies in Waiting Series. To be in the running to win this wonderful prize, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win this prize pack, you must be … [Read More...]

On the Fourteenth Day of Christmas…

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On the fourteenth day of Christmas On the Tudor Trail gave to me… the chance to win a copy of ‘Katherine Howard: A New History' by Conor Byrne. To be in the running to win ‘Katherine Howard: A New History’, leave a comment after this post. Conditions of Entry For your chance to win a copy of this book, you must be subscribed to On the Tudor Trail’s newsletter (if you are not already, sign up on our homepage where it says ‘Free Enewsletter Subscription’). Then simply … [Read More...]