King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn’s family home was Hever Castle near Sevenoaks, Kent.

King Henry VIII and Anne’s relationship was intriguing and above all, set the seeds of change in England.

The lovesick King Henry VIII spent many weeks at his royal palace, nearby Knole House, and being entertained by his Lords in the local area at Penshurst Place, Squerryes Court; he may even have hunted over lands at Chartwell, whilst wooing Anne.

The King’s Lords were not always as welcoming as might be expected as entertaining the King’s retinue did not come cheap. In 1519, the 3rd Duke of Buckingham spent the equivalent of £870,000 hosting his king’s two week visit.

Today these grand houses welcome visitors and you with your guide, can unpick the perplexities of that fateful relationship to decide for yourself if King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were unlucky lovers, victims of their time or whether they overcame insurmountable challenges to be together.