And if any person will meddle…

“And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best” – Anne Boleyn

Through the time Anne has been mentioned by people, kings, queens, historians, kids and movies. What this entire people have in common? The doubt.

Anne absolutely is a source of questions that maybe will never be answered. This impact is not just about the life of a queen, but the life of a woman. If now she inspires the modern woman, in the past she was a clear example to avoid.

How could it have happened? It’s simple, we don’t have any idea how Anne really was. We can argue, fight, imagine and write about his life and habits. But we Know, we really know, that discover who Anne really was it’s something like impossible. We have some clues about it, but not at all! Our sources are in the most part of time speculations.

By the way, there is something that we know about her. She was one of the strongest women that we have ever heard about. In that time, she was brave enough to say ‘not’ to the king. Before her, no one, including Katherine, used to do so. And even when she was dying she was smart enough to keep his memory alive to her daughter Elizabeth.

The bigger example of the importance of his life and impact is the way how his daughter becomes one of the greatest queens in England. Some can say that is an impact of Henry, but is clear that Anne in Elizabeth mind and blood was strong and alive.

Anne has died, but gave us one idea about the consequence of an woman that do whatever she wants. We recognize her brave life, but we know her faults and bad choices. She taught us to speak and do, but before think about. She taught us that don’t matter the time, one woman have desires, ambitions and must fight for this. She taught that even in the bad times we should never put our head down. And those 500 years ago she taught the history that a queen can write her own history with acts and words without to submit to the king desires.

For us, fans or just curious people, Anne was interesting person that have changed the history with strong opinions and personality. She was mother of Elizabeth I and the beginning of a new England church. But not intending destroy one marriage, but yes because of her strong faith, what for some people it just do not exist.

She is someone to admire copy and think about.

In our mind every day we try to do the same, we try to show who we really are without fears. We try conquest our objectives and never desist.

by Ingrid Camargo da Motta
Brazil – Rio de Janeiro

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn

8 Responses to “And if any person will meddle…”

  1. Karol says:

    Mandou muuuuito bem!!! Amei!

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  2. Noelle7 says:

    Well done!

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  3. lisaannejane says:

    I love your article and how you make a case for Anne being a role model for women everywhere,

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  4. Lígia Frederico says:

    Parabéns, Ingrid! O Brasil muito bem representado!

    Anne Boleyn lives in Brazilian’s hearts! Congratulations, Ingrid!

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  5. Chachi says:

    we don’t have any idea how Anne really was. We can argue, fight, imagine and write about his life and habits. But we Know, we really know, that discover who Anne really was it’s something like impossible. We have some clues about it, but not at all! Our sources are in the most part of time speculations <——- EXACTLY.

    In that time, she was brave enough to say ‘not’ to the king. Before her, no one, including Katherine, used to do so. <——– This is where I disagree. I think Katherine of Aragon was an honorable woman, and she said no to Henry in a more courageous way. She risked her very life saying no. She refused to say that her marriage was invalid, facing charges of treason and threats to be sent to the Tower. All for her honor, and for her daughter, who she knew would be named illegitimate and a bastard, if she bended to the King’s will and his threats. The King wanted her to deny who she knew she was. His legal wife. The wife that had loved him for so many years. and she said NO. I am your wife. And the Queen.
    I adore Anne Boleyn. But I think Katherine of Aragon, is a woman much to be admired for her courage and her fortitude also. Maybe more so than Anne herself. Katherine with dignity, didnt throw a tantrum when Henry was trying to get rid of her for Anne. She just held fast to her true self, held tight to her honor and to the fact that she wanted what was rightfully her daughter’s title. She didnt give up when everyone advised her to take the oath that declared Anne queen. She never moved from her position. She was extremely honorable. And she died, in my eyes at least, still Queen.

    Read “The King’s Pleasure” by Norah Lofts. Fiction, but It gives what I think is a pretty realistic portrayal of the kind of woman Katherine of Aragon was.

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    Tara Reply:

    Not wanting to reply so long after your comment but I had to say it! I agree completly with your views on Catherine. I think she was an amazing woman who possessed inner strength and courage not even matched by Anne. She is to often overlooked as a sad woman who did only what the king wanted but those people forget that it was Catherine who won his heart first and the things she stayed silent about would have been agony. She is an inspiration to all, not only women.

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    juliane Reply:

    Courage outmatched by Anne in all its drama.

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  6. juliane says:

    Catharine might have won it but alas, like Anne, failed to keep it. Henry’s heart? A fickle thing. Anne was in the spotlight because she lived dangerously, not safely, lile Catherine.

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