In 16th century England, or Tudor court to be exact, there are both male and female names that we hear over and over. We've been fortunate enough to have a guest writer contribute to our page with Tudor Marys and Katherines. Next to those two there should also be Elizabeths, Anne's and Margarets as well. But today we are looking at the male version of those names. While the name Henry was very popular there was a fan request to look at all the Tudor Thomases. We already [More]
When Mary Boleyn returned to court married and pregnant the King and Queen were none too pleased. Mary had not asked permission to remarry which was a huge faux pas for someone who was the sister of the Queen. It did not matter that Mary had met the love of her life; She had just ruined a potential political match for the king and another ally for the Boleyn family.
Boleyn Girls: In Ireland, at Clonony Castle, there is a story of two Boleyn girls. No, not the Anne and Mary Boleyn we all know so well but the Irish Elizabeth and Mary Boleyn - possible descendants of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. Wait. Did she just say George Boleyn, Lord Rochford? But he didn't have any children, you say. Indeed, you heard me right. However, there are no records that indicate Jane Boleyn every had children, let alone a child. Is it possible th [More]
I watched this video awhile ago and knew nothing about there being more Boleyn children. There is so much we do not know about Anne, Mary and George - including the order in which they were born. Many believe that George was indeed the youngest, but who is oldest, Anne or Mary? If Anne is older it would be strange that Mary got married before her older sister. So many mysteries surround this family, including two more brothers we never knew about! Were you aware there was [More]