I have a couple of questions, but first I have to say THANK YOU for creating this website. I have been the odd kid and still to this day-grownup) fascinated with Tudor times and especially Anne. My first question: I know a lot of the movies don’t show a lot of credence, but in “The Other Boleyn Girl”, Mary pleads for Anne’s life. She also takes Elizabeth and it is intimated that she raised Elizabeth. Is any of this true? Who did raise Elizabeth. My other question: In “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”, there is a scene where Jane Seymour states that she knows Anne is innocent and that what Anne has been accused of is totally fabricated by Henry’s men. Could this be true? Thank you again for giving me my Tudor fix Lori

Hi Lori,
You may enjoy my article https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/6685/anne-boleyn-and-the-other-boleyn-girl/ as I cover the inaccuracies of The Other Boleyn Girl. Anyway, there is no evidence that Mary Boleyn pleaded for Anne and she certainly did not take Elizabeth. Elizabeth was safely away from court in her own household which continued to function after Anne's death. Mary had nothing to do with Elizabeth's upbringing and there is no record of her ever seeing Elizabeth again.

There is also no record of Jane stating that she knows of Anne's innocence, and, in fact, no record of Jane mentioning Anne.

Hope that helps!


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