Spring finally sprung here in London in May. It lasted about four days. Then the heating went back on. Here’s a handy recap in case you missed anything you might find interesting..! May 1536 was the month of Anne Boleyn’s incarceration, trial and beheading, so forgive the amount of Boleyncentric posts!!
Shakespeare and his two wives: Apparently the Bard had a taste for Annes.
Love Letter to Founders: Why I chose to set Little White Lies at Royal Holloway, University of London and the history of the Founders Building there.
From the Lady in the Tower: 6th May 1536: The letter that the imprisoned Anne Boleyn supposedly wrote to Henry VIII from the Tower.
Eltham Palace: A post originally written for The Tudor Cafe on the history of Eltham Palace.
Princess Charlotte Augusta: #27 in the Hidden Historical Heroines series, the Queen-who-should-have-been.
The dumpy caryatids of Euston: A London oddity.
I’d like you to ‘like’ me: Announcing the ‘Erin Lawless, Author’ page on Facebook!
Hoping shortly to receive you into these arms: Henry VIII moves to protect Jane Seymour from scandal whilst Anne awaits her fate in the Tower.
The condemnation of the putain: The trial of Anne Boleyn.
There is no remedy: O Death! rock me asleep, the poem traditionally ascribed to Anne Boleyn, written in the days leading up to her execution.
London Stone: An ancient and mysterious rock known as the heart of the City of London.
I have come here to die: The execution of Anne Boleyn.
A good read and a good deed: Buy the indomitable Fuck You, Cancer by Kyle Wilkins; all proceeds go to Cancer Research!