Over time, it gets difficult to maintain a series like Documentary Sunday and post a new interesting video every week. I usually schedule my posts to automatically update every week, but even that gets hard to do when you can’t find anything to post or when life gets in the way. That being said, I’m going to start posting shorter videos until further notice as summer classes begin at college for me. This is one such.
On Friday, May 19, it was the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution and historian Hayley Nolan, who does the History Review podcast, posted a video where she stayed the night in the late queen’s childhood home at Hever Castle in Kent, about thirty miles away from London. Anne lived here during her early childhood until she was sent to school in the Netherlands and from there traveled to the court of France. When she returned to England as an adult, she stayed here again, brushing off love letters from a smitten Henry VIII, who at the time was still married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Nolan got the opportunity to spend the night at Hever and shared her experience on her website, facebook and twitter. I thought I would share it with you all as well.