Were Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard pawns of their families
Posted By Claire on November 7, 2020
In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I consider whether Anne Boleyn and her cousin, Catherine Howard, were pawns of their families and whether the Boleyns and Howards deserve to be blamed for their subsequent executions.
Did Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, and Elizabeth’s brother, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, force Mary Boleyn and Anne Boleyn into their relationships with the king to win favour?
Did the Duke of Norfolk push Catherine Howard at the king to tempt him away from Anne of Cleves and to help bring down Thomas Cromwell?
Find out what history tells us about Anne Boleyn, Mary Boleyn, Catherine Howard and the Boleyns and Howards.