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A sketch of Anne Boleyn. Holbein's portraits of her may have been destroyed by Henry VIII

A sketch of Anne Boleyn. Holbein's portraits of her may have been destroyed by Henry VIII

Henry VIII & Ladies of Court, by Hans Holbein the Younger who was welcomed into the humanist circle of Thomas More, where he quickly built a high reputation. After returning to Basel for four years, he resumed his career in England in 1532. This time he worked under the patronage of Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell. By 1535, he was King's Painter to King Henry VIII. composed by piedcrow

Henry VIII & Ladies of Court, by Hans Holbein the Younger who was welcomed into the humanist circle of Thomas More, where he quickly built a high reputation. After returning to Basel for four years, he resumed his career in England in 1532. This time he worked under the patronage of Anne Boleyn and Thomas Cromwell. By 1535, he was King's Painter to King Henry VIII. composed by piedcrow

Mary, Lady Heveningham (1510/15-1570/71), Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1532-43.

Mary, Lady Heveningham (1510/15-1570/71), Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1532-43.

Anne or Mary Zouche by Hans Holbein. Anne and Sir George Zouche made their principal home at Codnor Castle, Derbyshire and they had eight children. Bess of Hardwick was raised by Anne in her household from about 1532?

Anne or Mary Zouche by Hans Holbein. Anne and Sir George Zouche made their principal home at Codnor Castle, Derbyshire and they had eight children. Bess of Hardwick was raised by Anne in her household from about 1532?

Probably Elizabeth Howard, Lady Ratclif, maternal aunt of Anne Boleyn and paternal aunt of Kathryn Howard by Hans Holbein (Royal collection)

Probably Elizabeth Howard, Lady Ratclif, maternal aunt of Anne Boleyn and paternal aunt of Kathryn Howard by Hans Holbein (Royal collection)

Queen Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein. The majority of Holbein's sketches were inscribed later in the 16th Century so some of the identifications may be wrong ... for instance this sitter clearly has blonde hair, which Anne Boleyn definitely didn't.

Queen Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein. The majority of Holbein's sketches were inscribed later in the 16th Century so some of the identifications may be wrong ... for instance this sitter clearly has blonde hair, which Anne Boleyn definitely didn't.

At last - a biography of Anne Bolyen’s brother George in English! Claire Ridgeway of The Anne BoleynFiles has joined forces with experts to translate the 19th c. French work by Edmond Bapst ‘Two Gentlemen poets at the Court of Henry VIII: George Boleyn and Henry Howard’ with all of his footnotes. The book is available on Amazon. IMAGE: A miniature of a minor court figure, Simon George of Quocote; no image of George Boleyn survives.

At last - a biography of Anne Bolyen’s brother George in English! Claire Ridgeway of The Anne BoleynFiles has joined forces with experts to translate the 19th c. French work by Edmond Bapst ‘Two Gentlemen poets at the Court of Henry VIII: George Boleyn and Henry Howard’ with all of his footnotes. The book is available on Amazon. IMAGE: A miniature of a minor court figure, Simon George of Quocote; no image of George Boleyn survives.

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