mechelen
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn’s time in Mechelen

Anne Boleyn spent a year in Mechelen at the court of Margaret of Austria, who was the Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. This was during the year 1514. Mechelen is now in modern-day Belgium and is not that far from the border, so I decided to visit it to find the Palace of Margaret of Austria! [read more]

hever castle
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn and Hever Castle

As my fascination with royal women began with Anne Boleyn, a visit to her childhood home Hever Castle was only a matter of time. Back in 2011, I found an excursion trip with OAD (now bankrupt, unfortunately!) that also included Hever Castle. I’ve included the pictures my friend, and I took. Unfortunately, we were not [read more]