Posted By Claire on September 16, 2011
Just a quick reminder about a webinar I will be doing next Thursday, the 22nd September. This is the first in a series of webinars I will be doing for Anne Boleyn Fellowship members and Part 1 is on George and Jane Boleyn, examining who they really were in contrast to the way they are portrayed in fiction, in film and on TV.
As you know, my mission is to get to the REAL truth about Anne Boleyn and this extends to her family and Tudor history in general. The Boleyn family have been badly maligned and misrepresented and I hope that I can successfully challenge some of the things that people take as fact about the Boleyns. As part of my research I have been re-watching “The Tudors” (such a chore!) and re-reading “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Boleyn Inheritance” and looking at how George and Jane are portrayed. Here are a couple of examples for you:-
George and Anne discussing Jane Boleyn:
“The other night she asked me if I would like a maid brought in. She offered to bring me in a girl and worse: she wanted to watch.”
“She likes to watch?” Anne demanded.
He shook his head. “No, I think she likes to arrange. I think she likes to listen at doors, to spy through keyholes. I think she likes to be the one that makes things happen and watches others at the business. And when I said ‘no’…” He stopped abruptly.
“What did she offer you then?”
George flushed. “She offered to get me a boy.” “
George and Anne:
“He leaned forward and kissed her again. Her eyes closed and her lips smiled and then parted. I watched as he pressed closer, and his finger went to her bare shoulder and stroked her neck. I watched, quite fascinated and quite horrified, as his fingers went into her smooth dark hair and pulled her head back for his kiss. Then she opened her eyes with a little sigh. “Enough.” And she pushed him gently off the bed. George returned to his place at the fireside and we all pretended that it was nothing more than a brotherly kiss.”
Was Jane really a voyeur? Was George really gay or bisexual? Did he really have such an inappropriate relationship with Anne?
These are the questions I will be answering in this webinar and I hope that you can join me. Details are below and if you can’t make the live webinar then Anne Boleyn Fellowship members will be able to access a replay of it on the site. I welcome questions from members before the webinar or at the end of my talk so start thinking!
EVENT: The Real Boleyns Part 1 – George and Jane Boleyn
DATE: Thursday, September 22nd 2011
TIME: 8:00pm Eastern (Click here to see what time this is in your country or timezone)
LISTENING METHOD: Attend via Phone/Skype or Webcast — it’s your choice
FOR: Anne Boleyn Fellowship Members ONLY
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