The August 2014 issue of Discover Your History magazine was published today. You can pick up an electronic copy here. I wrote an article called 'From Peasant to Princess in Six Generations' which looks at the dramatic rise of the Boleyn family. Over the course of a century they went from peasants, farming a medieval manor, to princesses, with Anne Boleyn and her daughter both crowned as queens of England.
You can find out more about this dramatic rise in my article (and, of course, in my book 'Boleyn Women'!). The family demonstrate just how socially mobile some families could be in the period.