The Early Modern Commons

Conor Byrne

Recent Posts

Katherine Howard: History Press

22 January 2019

I am delighted to announce that The History Press are publishing my biography of Henry VIII's fifth wife in April 2019, with the title "Katherine Howard: Henry VIII's Slandered Queen"....

On The Tudor Trail - Anne Boleyn's Life, 1521-1527

29 January 2018

I have recently written an article for the website On The Tudor Trail about Anne Boleyn's life in the years 1521-7, a period that remains frustratingly shadowy. In this article,...

Katherine Howard's Age

8 June 2017

Five years ago, I published a blog post about the date of birth of Katherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII. In the course of researching and writing about her life, I became increasingly...

19 May 1536: Anne Boleyn's Execution

19 May 2017

We have no way of knowing whether Anne Boleyn was greeted by warm sunshine and birdsong as she took her final steps out of the queen's apartments and towards the scaffold within the...