Did Anne Boleyn truly love Henry VIII?
Full question: Do you think that Anne Boleyn was simply power hungry and wanted to be a Queen; or did she truly love Henry VIII? - Marie
I don't think that Anne loved Henry from the start but I think that she did fall in love with him. He pursued her relentlessly for so long, sending her letters and gifts and this must have been quite intoxicating, particularly as Henry was giving up so much for her and marrying her for love.
Their relationship was also a real meeting of minds. Both of them were intelligent and loved debating subjects like theology. Henry also involved Anne in planning palaces like Whitehall. Anne showed jealousy when Henry became interested in Jane Seymour and I don't think that it was just fear for her position, I think she and Henry had a passionate relationship and loved each other.