Why did Anne Boleyn die when her marriage to Henry collapsed, instead of being divorced and exiled? … Read More Why did Anne Boleyn die?
Eleanor Cobham ended her life divorced, disgraced and imprisoned, but she began it as a lady and lover of the brother of a king. How did she get to that? What happened in her life, and was she really what everyone believed of her? Eleanor was born in 1400, to a noble family in Kent.… Read More Eleanor Cobham: Mistress. Duchess. Witch?
On 9th July 1540, after just six months, Anne of Cleves’ marriage was over. She’d arrived in England from Germany at the start of January, and married the ageing Henry VIII, who had instantly taken against her. After a strained few months, Anne had been removed from court and sent to Richmond Palace, “because of… Read More Anne of Cleves: What Happened to the Other Queen Who Survived?
The story of Henry VIII and his six wives already reads like a melodrama: a mix of sex, love, death and betrayal. Throw the presence of Jane Boleyn in there and you’ve suddenly got a whole extra element of either the effect of one person’s choices, or something more mystical: a curse. Jane’s not done… Read More Jane Boleyn: The Curse of Henry VIII’s Queens?