Anne Boleyn: Triumph to Failure

Guest Article By P. Deegan The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn Part 2: Marriage – Triumph to failure (Find Part 1 Here) Following the official meeting with the French king in autumn of 1532, Henry and Anne went through a secret marriage, it is thought, on 25 January 1533. She was pregnant at the … [More]

Six Wives of Henry VIII

Wife #1: Catherine of Aragon Marriage Status: Divorced Parents: Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile Born: 16 December 1485 Marriage: King Henry VIII: 11 June 1509 Marriage Dissolved: 1533 Death: 7 January 1536 Surviving Children: Mary I of England “In this world I will confess myself to be the king’s true wife, and in … [More]

Anne Boleyn: Poisoner or Witchcraft?

You’ve most likely heard the stories, or accusations, of Anne Boleyn trying to poison her enemies – do you think she did? Witchcraft was nothing new to Tudor England. During the reign of Edward lV his queen consort, Elizabeth Woodville and her mother Jacquetta, Countess Rivers (dowager Duchess of Bedford) were also accused of the … [More]