“Hever Castle” – Talk by Alison Palmer Alison, Westerham Hall
Friday 16th September, Westerham Hall, “Hever Castle” – Talk by Alison Palmer Alison and her team will share some fascinating historical stories from the annals of Hever Castle history. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally ‘Bullen’, family. Anne Boleyn the second queen of King Henry VIII of England spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. It later came into the possession of King Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. We know Henry owned Penshurst Place and other stately homes in parts of Kent. How often did he visit Hever? Did he meet Anne at Hever or in the Royal Courts? Was there another Boleyn romance for Henry with Anne’s sister? All will be revealed.