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What kind of Anne Boleyn related things have you been doing?
April 21, 2010
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I'm glad that you're enjoying “The Tudors”, what did you think of Natalie Dormer as Anne or hasn't she come into it yet, can't remember!

For me, my whole life is Anne Boleyn related because I run this site and in my spare time I am reading books on her. In less than 4 weeks I'm going on the Anne Boleyn Experience 2010 with 25 other people. I'm so looking forward to staying at Hever and just spending time with like-minded people – will be nice to talk about Anne without eyes glazing over and yawns!!

Enjoy “The Tudors”!

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April 22, 2010
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Yes, it does do a wonderful job at depicting Henry's luxurious court and it's great entertainment. Whenever I watch it part of me says “you shouldn't be enjoying it” but I just can't help myself – sexy, colourful, some great acting and Henry's life was a giant soap opera so I can deal with it.

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January 10, 2016
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I have literally just bought The Tudors (all 4 series) on DVD and i am absolutely in love with it! Natalie Dormer does a fantastic job portraying Anne Boleyn. xxx

January 10, 2016
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Amberlyn said

I have literally just bought The Tudors (all 4 series) on DVD and i am absolutely in love with it! Natalie Dormer does a fantastic job portraying Anne Boleyn. xxx

Yes it was very well done I must admit.
I still watch the DVD’s sometimes too. I actually found the whole of the first series quite by accident, as it wasn’t even being mentioned on British TV at the time, I downloaded the first episode watched it and was completely hooked.

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January 11, 2016
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I still need to watch The Tudors….

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January 11, 2016
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Yes, even though they played games with the historical facts in places, I totally enjoyed it. It was beautiful. Contrary to many opinions, I thought JRM was a perfect Henry, and Natalie Dormer, the perfect Anne. In fact all of the actors were superb.

January 17, 2016
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I listen most all the time, to songs that inspire my love of Anne Boleyn. It evokes such strong emotions in my heart for my beloved Anne. My soul sets a blaze with the love of her!

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January 17, 2016
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Sharon said

Yes, even though they played games with the historical facts in places, I totally enjoyed it. It was beautiful. Contrary to many opinions, I thought JRM was a perfect Henry, and Natalie Dormer, the perfect Anne. In fact all of the actors were superb.

Yes Henry Cavill was a real stud muffin.
I thought the actress that played Mary was brilliant, we tend to view the real Mary, by what she became when she came to throne. But once upon a time there was a loving beautiful (by Tudor Standards) young woman.

The only actress I couldn’t really get to grips with was Tasmin whatnot, she irritated me, but even so I can see why the Showtime people wanted to portray K.H like that. The real K.H was after all a girl, not really ready to face the wolves in the lion’s den.

J.R.M played an excellent Fat Arse and I can well imagine the real Fat Arse having irrational outbursts of temper at people.
Natalie Dormer was wonderful especially the scene where she watched her brother die, that cry was heart wrenching. But for me my favourite Anne is Geneveive Bujold she just had that certain something. In just the same way as Glenda Jackson portayal of Elizabeth. Other actresses have played the part of Elizabeth but they don’t come anywhere near Glenda. That said the girl who played Elizabeth in the Tudors was very good especially in the scene when Mary says that Edward is more important, and Elizabeth says “I don’t think so” and the scene when she wonders off after Fat Arse has said his farewells.
I actually wonder what Fat Arse really thought of his children? Did he have any love for them at all, or did he just see them as small people that could be used a tokens on the political board of life. Was he disappointed in them? Yes he brought them out for an airing every so often but was that to stop gossip, that the children were deformed or ugly?

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January 18, 2016
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Boleyn said

I actually wonder what Fat Arse really thought of his children? Did he have any love for them at all, or did he just see them as small people that could be used a tokens on the political board of life. Was he disappointed in them? Yes he brought them out for an airing every so often but was that to stop gossip, that the children were deformed or ugly?

I’m sure he loved them in his own way…

And yes, for kings and nobles, children were bargaining pieces in a chess match of international and national politics. Henry’s children were worth what England was worth. if King Francis was your friend that week, then Henry’s children rose in value in France and caused Charles to try and counter Francis’s moves..
Even natural children had value in the marriage market, several popes married their children into Italian and European noble houses..

IIRC, it was only Elizabeth who was unrobed to show the French ambassadors that she was not deformed..I can’t recall if either Mary or Edward was, offhand.

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