What kind of Anne Boleyn related things have you been doing? | Anne Boleyn | Forum

Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
What kind of Anne Boleyn related things have you been doing?
April 21, 2010
7:26 am
Avatar
wreckmasterjay
Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 576
Member Since:
March 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I'm interested to hear what people do in their lives that is Anne Boleyn related. For me I have been busy watching the films, reading the books, went to see the Mary Rose, Trip to the Tower to see where Anne is buried……and when i travelled on the Undergound passing through London there was a huge pictue of Anne underneith Trafalgar Square (is it Charing Cross?).

Later I plan to go to the National Portrait Gallery to see the pictures of Anne and hopefully visit Hever Castle in the near future!!

Oh and not forgetting….I FINALLY got the first two series of The Tudors on DVD (I refuse to use the word “season”….its annoying!). So far i've watched episodes 1 and 2 and they are great. Not what I expected thats for sure but very entertaining. Three guesses what i'm doing for the next week now!!

Everyone remembers a hero.

April 21, 2010
9:25 am
Avatar
Claire
Admin
Forum Posts: 998
Member Since:
February 16, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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”!

Debunking the myths about Anne Boleyn

April 22, 2010
2:12 am
Avatar
wreckmasterjay
Bridlington, East Yorkshire
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 576
Member Since:
March 30, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I have so far got to episode 3 and Anne is only just meeting the eyes of the King, she really does play a good Anne!! Not to mention she's drop dead gorgeous! If i was Henry VIII I wouldnt have thought twice about making her my queen, although he could have done it in a more considerate way (ie he was married.) Either way, the series is awesome and the graphics are fantastic, I think it has been well thought out and researched, although as i have not gone deep into Tudor history yet I havent spotted any inaccuracies (so far!).

Everyone remembers a hero.

April 22, 2010
9:08 am
Avatar
Claire
Admin
Forum Posts: 998
Member Since:
February 16, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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.

Debunking the myths about Anne Boleyn

January 10, 2016
11:05 pm
Avatar
Amberlyn
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 14
Member Since:
January 10, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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
11:16 pm
Avatar
Boleyn
Kent.
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2285
Member Since:
January 3, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

January 11, 2016
12:26 am
Avatar
Anyanka
La Belle Province
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2345
Member Since:
November 18, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I still need to watch The Tudors….

It's always bunnies.

January 11, 2016
3:58 pm
Avatar
Sharon
Binghamton, NY
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2115
Member Since:
February 24, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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
1:34 am
Avatar
HerLadyInWaitingForever
American in Ireland
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 5
Member Since:
January 17, 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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!

Her Lady In Waiting Forever, Ms Sara Marie

January 17, 2016
7:09 am
Avatar
Boleyn
Kent.
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2285
Member Since:
January 3, 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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?

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

January 18, 2016
12:30 am
Avatar
Anyanka
La Belle Province
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 2345
Member Since:
November 18, 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

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.

It's always bunnies.

Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 70

Currently Online:
17 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Anyanka: 2345

Boleyn: 2285

Sharon: 2115

Bella44: 934

DuchessofBrittany: 847

Mya Elise: 782

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 0

Members: 426041

Moderators: 0

Admins: 1

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 13

Topics: 1679

Posts: 23600

Newest Members:

franklingo18, HorinadR, estherqw4, enriquebo2, Delaquand, esperanzamt3

Administrators: Claire: 998