Anne Boleyn in Fiction and on TV

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  1. Kimberly says:

    What I find interesting about Anne Boleyn in fiction, in fact all the women involved in the Tudor Dynasty, is that these authors have access to the same research materials and yet the portrayals are so varied. You can see the personal bias seep into the text. Even sometimes in the non-fiction works. As a published author myself, as well as a student of history, (The Tudor Dynasty is the subject of my masters thesis) I can understand how it happens to a certain degree. But it does not happen with anyone so much as with Anne Boleyn. Writer’s either Love her or they Hate her! My goal is to portray these women in the best possible light as strong women who through very little fault of their own were victims of the ambitious men in their families as well as Henry’s insanity. They were pitted against one another and positioned to be rivals. To displace, to deceive and to betray each other and themselves at the very highest cost….their children and even their lives.

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  2. antonio says:

    do you think that henry VIII wouldnt have broken from the catholic church were it not for Anne Boleyn? how much was he persuaded by Anne or it wouldnt happend if she didnt appear in the picture? we all know he had 6 wifes but i wonder if he wouldnt have any more wives if she didnt appear or for example Jane appeared instead. Perhaps Henry VIII would have broken from the catholic church regardless just to marry other wives.

    are those too many questions? since you seem to know that much about her im curious to know your opinion

    antonio

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    Hanna Reply:

    For all it’s worth, considering this reply appears about two years late, I believe that Anne was not the sole cause of the break with Rome so much as she was an excuse. Henry was already tired of Katherine and her failure to produce a living male heir, he kept a string of mistresses and must surely have already considered attempting to break his marriage to Katherine. When Anne arrived and captured his attention, Henry pursued her, perhaps thinking the divorce proceedings would only take a matter of months or, at most, a year. However, by the time of the break with Rome Henry would have been unable to change his mind for fear of appearing weak or easily changable, just as once he had his divorce, he would have been unable to not go ahead and marry Anne. Their marriage was a short and, by all accounts, unhappy one. The break with Rome would have happened if it were Jane or any other woman who held out and was simply a consequence of Henrys desire for a divorce and a son.
    Hope this helps someone, any other opinions??

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