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A change of heart.
August 13, 2011
10:46 pm
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Mya Elise
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Imagine you didn't know who the famous six wives were nor Henry VIII and you started watching The Tudors season 1 – 4. Do you think you'd still like Anne above all others? And dislike Jane more than the others? Imagine not knowing the whole truth and judging the six wives by only watching Tudors.

For me, i think i'd like all the Queens except Kathryn Howard. I'd also hate the Boleyn ambition and be disgusted by George Boleyn.

I wouldn't Like Ms.Howard because in the show she's very … air headed and reckless. She is portrayed as a dumb little girl who likes to play dress up and doesn't have any respect for her marriage. I believe in my heart there was more to Kathryn then that.

I'd hate the Boleyn ambition because it's portrayed to naturally hate. Thomas & the Duke of Norfolk, in the show, seem to care of nothing but their rising star, Thomas throws all of his children in a snake pit just to see himself gain the profits. Even when he hears of his daughter and son to die he only cares that he keeps one of his titles. I'm glad Charles Brandon told him off, that made me see that although he did not like Anne, he still knew it was her fathers fault about her condition.

Lastly i'd be disgusted by George Boleyn for a very obvious reason. The reason is that he rapes his new wife and treats her horribly which makes the viewer understand why she'd willingly give evidence against him.

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• Grumble all you like, this is how it’s going to be.

August 14, 2011
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I think I would have had a lot of empathy with KOA, I would have liked Jane and Anne of Cleves. I would have disliked Katherine Howard, for the same reasons as above, she was portrayed as little more than an airheaded bimbo, and I had very little sympathy with her on the show (although I do sympathise with her in real life). I also would have liked Katherine Parr, although I would probably have found her a bit boring. As for Anne, had I seen the show and known nothing about her, I would not have liked her, mainly for the fact Natalie Dormer seemed to constantly have this self satisfied smirk on her face that really irked me.  So this to me gave Anne a bitchy side, that she knew exactly what she was doing and didn't care.  But in terms of drama and storyline, Anne made that show.  I always had a rather grudging repsect for Wolsey. I didn't particularly like him, but I admired the fact he knew how to play the king.  I love the way he was portrayed in the show, Sam Neill was awesome, so I think I would have felt the same if I had seen the show without knowing anything about him.  Cromwell was shown far more sympathetically than he is traditionally thought to have been, so had I known nothing about him, I wouldn't have hated him – although I thought there was a bit of a obsequious side to him in the show, which annoyed me.

George Boleyn made me sick in the show, i'm glad I know that it was an inaccurate portrayal of him.  Thomas Boleyn would have disgusted me far more than the Duke of Norfolk, I think because there was more of a desperate, grapsing nature to him than was conveyed with the Duke of Norfolk.  Norfolk came over as far more dignified.  I have never seen anything so heartbreaking as the moment when Thomas Boleyn saw Anne at the window in the Tower and never even acknowledged her. 

'If honour were profitable, everybody would be honourable'  Thomas More

August 14, 2011
2:19 am
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I've even heard people say they cheered when George was beheaded. Very very sad that a TV programme can destroy a persons character and honour due to twenty-first century ignorance.

August 14, 2011
9:14 pm
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I actually would have liked Anne boleyn.

She's portrayed as a girl who is purposely put in front of the King for her father's & uncles selfishness. Then she grows to love the King in return. When she's married to Henry and is pregnant with his baby everything is happy and well and after she has a girl the King starts to get bored and cheats on her. Each time Anne gets pregnant she is under the stress of him &mistresses, Katherine & mary, etc etc. Then because the King falls for the 'wench' he starts to hate her. She is then betrayed by people she once trusted and is innocently put to death to please the King's selfish ways.

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August 15, 2011
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I liked all the women.  It was the men I didn't care for.  Can't remember one man in that show who didn't eventually turn into a real piece of work.

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