As an Anne Boleyn Expert, Hayley is the Writer/ Researcher and Presenter of hit iTunes podcast series The History Review and it’s spin-off Facebook vlog series of the same name, which gained over 1 million views in only 5 months. Her new analysis of Anne Boleyn’s life and demise is the culmination of almost 3 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. 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 and Cambridge University’s Institute of Continuing Education, Hayley further trained in screenwriting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) under the expert tutorage of Paul Sirett, former Dramaturg of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC.)
Hayley is a West End playwright and is now developing her research into a Tudor drama series - the first draft of the screenplay for which has already gained the support of a plethora of renowned historians including Tracy Borman, Elizabeth Norton, and Richard Rex for her truthful depiction of Anne Boleyn.
Hayley also wrote the historical mini series “The Anonymous Jane Austen” and has co-written a US feature film set for release in 2018.
(Above) Researching Anne Boleyn's trial records at the National Archives.