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Book News February 2023

*contains affiliate links*   The Boleyns: From the Tudors to the Windsors  Hardcover – 15 October 2022 (UK) & 15 February 2023 (US) Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII, was executed on 19 May 1536. Her sister Mary, rumoured mistress to the monarch, lived on and survived the king’s wrath. But this is [read more]

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Royal Jewels – The Festoon Necklace

The Festoon necklace is “composed of 83 brilliants in cut-down collets, the three largest cushion-shaped, set as three graduated chains suspended from triangular clasps at either side, pave-set with a further 22 stones, and joined by a single back-chain with clasp; the individual collets with old spiral links, now fixed.” Embed from Getty Images The [read more]

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Anne Boleyn

Review: Blood, Sex & Royalty

Blood, Sex & Royalty is the latest Netflix documentary on the Tudors. The three episodes focus on Anne Boleyn’s rise to become King Henry VIII’s Queen. It stars Amy James-Kelly as Anne Boleyn and Max Parker as King Henry VIII. The experts in the series are, amongst others, Suzannah Lipscomb, Lauren Mackay, Tracy Borman and [read more]