We have the gift of hindsight, we know how Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s relationship ended, and so we can be quite cynical about their relationship and Henry’s feelings towards Anne. But Henry pursued Anne for seven years and was married to her for over three, and he broke with his beloved Church, the Church he had once defended against Luther, to be with her, so he obviously felt quite strongly about her.
Today is obviously the day of romance and love, so here are some resources to find out more about the relationship between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn:
- A Timeline of Anne Boleyn’s Relationship with Henry VIII – From 1528-1533
- Henry VIII Falls in Love with Anne Boleyn
- Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn
- Henry VIII the Romantic Soul
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day and I hope your romance is more successful than Henry and Anne’s!