May is a sad month in Tudor history. It marks the downfall of Queen Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII in 1539. However, we continue to honor Anne’s memory by reading novels and biographies about her, writing articles, sharing instagram posts and blog posts.
Last Fall I wrote an article about the controversial portrayal of Anne Boleyn in Philippa Gregory’s famous novel, The Other Boleyn Girl. Natalie Grueninger, a talented Tudor enthusiast behind the dazzling website “On the Tudor Trail”, gave me the honor of publishing my article on her website. Now, I want to honor Anne Boleyn by sharing this article with you and writing to you about one of her biggest fans, Natalie Grueninger. To read my article on Natalie’s website, click here.
While you’re at it, I encourage you to browse through Natalie’s site. You’ll quickly discover that she has written books about different kinds of Tudor locations. Her books have been the key tp planning my future trip on the Tudor trail in London. You’ll also discover that she hosts podcast episodes titled “Talking Tudors”. Her episodes are my favorite podcasts. She interviews different people who have contributed in some way or another into the world of Tudor history in recent years in a down-to-earth manner. Listening to her episodes makes you feel like you’re not the only Tudor nerd in the world! Natalie and her guests share interesting Tudor trivia, their opinions on controversial topics, their favorite books and so much more! You are truly missing out if you don’t check “Talking Tudors” out! In memory of Anne, I recommend doing a marathon on all the podcast episodes connected to Anne Boleyn!
What do you have to to honor Anne Boleyn’s memory?