Was Anne Boleyn a commoner?

Posted By on January 8, 2021

Anne Boleyn became King Henry VIII’s official queen consort following their marriage in 1533, and it’s often said that she was a commoner and even an ambitious social climber. But what class of society did Anne Boleyn fit into really?

Was Anne Boleyn an aristocrat? A noble? Or was she a commoner?

In this edition of my series “Questions about Anne Boleyn”, I explain (with the help of Boni the dog) the social class that Anne was a member of and how it fit in with the other classes.

I mentioned Gareth Russell’s course “The Six Wives of Henry VIII” which can be found at https://medievalcourses.com/overview/six-wives-henry-viii-monarchy-matrimony-tudor-england-mc05/. It’s completely online.

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