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Anne Boleyn

Hayley Nolan is a Tudor historian whose No1 bestselling corrective biography of Anne Boleyn has cemented her as the world's leading Anne Boleyn expert. This led to Nolan's work with UK Parliament on the #BeMoreBoleyn campaign in November 2019 and she has since written historical articles for The Telegraph, Readers Digest, Big Issue North, Women's Aid and UK Parliament Week.


Nolan is the historical researcher, scriptwriter and presenter of hit vlogumentary mini-series The History Review, which reached 3 million viewers in its first year. She has also written, produced and hosted the spin-off iTunes podcast of the same name.



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Nolan's new analysis of Anne Boleyn’s life and demise is the culmination of 4 years intensive research that saw her working with the official French organization Atout France where she travelled abroad to research Boleyn’s early life in France; the National Archives of the UK Government who invited Hayley to research the original 16th century Boleyn trial records; and the Old Royal Naval College on their groundbreaking excavation project which discovered two Tudor rooms from Henry VIII’s lost Greenwich Palace.  

Researching Anne Boleyn's trial records at the National Archives.

Hayley has also partnered with some of the country’s most respected historical organizations including Houses of Parliament for the 2017 General Election, Historic Royal Palaces (Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace), Anne Boleyn’s childhood home of Hever Castle, and the English Heritage site of Eltham Plalace, Henry VIII’s childhood home. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Court Young Writer’s Programme,  Hayley further trained in screenwriting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA.)


Hayley was born on the edge of England’s Peak District, and at the age of twelve moved to France, where she grew up in Bordeaux and Chamonix. She now lives in London.