Monthly Archives: July 2014

28th July 1540 – Thomas Cromwell Is Executed

Thomas Cromwell was beheaded on Tower Hill on the 28th July 1540. This was also the day that Henry VIII married Katherine Howard. Cromwell was condemned to death without trial and, after the execution, his head was set on a … Continue reading

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22nd July 1536 – Henry Fitzroy Dies

On the 22nd July 1536 Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, died at St James’s Palace. He was the illegitimate son of Henry VIII and Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Blount and was just seventeen years old when he died. There is … Continue reading

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19th July 1543 – Mary Boleyn Dies

On the 19th July 1543, Mary Boleyn died. Mary was the sister of the late Anne Boleyn but much of her life is a mystery. We don’t know much about her (we even have to guess which sister was older). … Continue reading

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The Red Queen – Book Review

The Red Queen is the second book in Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War Series. This is the second book of the series that I’ve read (later found out that to read them in chronological order you need to read The White … Continue reading

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16th July 1557 – Anne of Cleves Dies

On the 16th July 1557, Anne of Cleves died at Chelsea Old Manor. She was the last of Henry VIII’s wives to die, outliving the King by ten years and even living to see Mary I’s coronation. When Anne’s health … Continue reading

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Perseverance Book: Update 4

Sorry it has been a long time since I’ve done an update. As many of you know, I’ve been doing an online course on Richard III and also had writer’s block with my book. However, things are now moving on … Continue reading

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12th July 1543 – Henry VIII Marries Catherine Parr

On the 12th July 1543, Henry married Catherine Parr in the Queen’s Privy Closet at Hampton Court. She was the only one of Henry’s wives who was not in the least infatuated with the idea of being Queen. It was … Continue reading

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11th July 1533 – Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Declared Null By the Pope

On the 11th July 1533, Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, that Henry was still married to Katherine of Aragon and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not leave Anne and … Continue reading

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The Other Boleyn Girl (2003) – Movie Review

This movie is a weird one and, as someone who loves and researches Anne Boleyn, also a hard one to review. This is obviously an adaption of Philippa Gregory’s bestselling novel The Other Boleyn Girl and is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

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9th July 1540 – Anne of Cleves and Henry VIII’s Marriage Is Annulled

On the 9th July 1540, the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves was declared null and void. They had married on the 6th January 1540 but things hadn’t gone well from the start. In Anne’s eyes, the proceedings … Continue reading

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