Love Letter Twelve from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

by Heather R. Darsie The twelfth love letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn is a doozy, colloquially speaking. It shows the passion Henry has for Anne, the court intrigues of the Boleyn family, issues Henry had with religious entities in England, and was likely written just before Cardinal Wolsey made a brazen move counter to Henry’s wishes. Let us begin.  Wenceslaus Hollar, via Wikimedia … Continue reading Love Letter Twelve from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

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The Eleventh Love Letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

by Heather R. Darsie In case you missed Love Letter Eleven on Tudors Dynasty at http://www.tudorsdynasty.com/the-love-letters-from-henry-viii-to-anne-boleyn/ The tone of this letter from late June 1528 is in stark contrast to Henry VIII’s previous two letters to Anne Boleyn: not only is he overjoyed that Anne has escaped death from the Sweat, he is also quite flirtatious. From the contents of the letter, it seems the two … Continue reading The Eleventh Love Letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn

About Lady Day

by Heather R. Darsie In case you missed it on Tudors Dynasty at  http://www.tudorsdynasty.com/about-lady-day-and-other-major-days-guest-post/ The Christian Feast of the Annunciation takes place on 25 March of every year. It celebrates the day when the Virgin Mary learned that she had immaculately conceived Jesus. Beginning in 1155, 25 March was celebrated as the start of the new year in England. To the Tudors, the holiday was … Continue reading About Lady Day

Away in April

Hello, Dear Reader! I will be away from at least 18 April through 30 April. In the meantime, I would encourage you to visit TudorsDynasty.com or QueenAnneBoleyn.com.  I look forward to bringing you more interesting topics upon my return! In the meantime, here are some favorite pieces from the archives: The Tomb of Mary, Queen of Scots An Italian Tudor at the Doge’s Court Viewing … Continue reading Away in April