Beth von Staats, author of Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell and owner and administrator of Queen Anne Boleyn Historical Writers website, talks about why Americans are so fascinated by Queen Anne Boleyn.

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4 thoughts on “Why Americans are obsessed by Anne Boleyn”
  1. Oh my god!!!! Hearing a post-menopausal white woman quote Beyonce was freaking hilarious! ! Put a ring on it???? Hahahahahahaha!

  2. What are you talking about. There is not an Anne Boyleyn holiday here in America. In fact, i don’t kno anyone who even know the name Anne Boleyn besides ppl who watched the showtime episodes of The Tudors. Heck, our generation now can’t tell you anything of american history much less British history. Cmon lady, being a fan is cool but please don’t portray Americans having the same thoughts. Thanks

    1. I think Beth knows from her site and Facebook page just how many Americans are interested in Anne Boleyn and the Tudor period. For the Anne Boleyn Files, between 22 April and 21 May of this year I had 139,000 visits from people worldwide and 50% of those visits were from people living in the US. On Facebook, I have over 64,000 American followers, by far the biggest number from one country. From the very beginning, I’ve always had far more American visitors than European.

  3. She’s right, on all accounts. My birthday is May 20th, and I always find it bittersweet, finding myself thinking of Anne and what she must have gone thru on the preceeding days, particularly the last cruel cancelations and re-schedulings of her execution when the swordsman hadn’t arrived. What always comes back to me, when time passes & I haven’t thought of her in awhile, is the cruel and astonishing change in the King’s feelings for her. Having loved her so very passionately… it never ceases to amaze me.

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