My Name is Jane…Boleyn

“War and hate are their business, and one of their chief weapons is un-Naming—making people not know who they are. If someone knows who he is, really knows, then he doesn’t need to hate. That’s why we still nee...

Respecting The Dead

It was in the fictional programme The Tudors that George Boleyn was first depicted as a rapist. He brutally raped his wife anally on their wedding night. In this same programme George was also depicted as being...

George Boleyn: Forgotten Poet

It is known that George Boleyn was a court poet. His earliest biographer, Edmond Bapst, considered George and Henry Howard to be the two gentlemen poets of Henry VIII's court who were the harbingers of the Engl...

How to Murder the Boleyns

We are all guilty of dehumanising historical figures. Even if we strive to place them in the context of their times, it is difficult to view them now without applying modern values to them. We perpetuate tired ...