I have watched the final episode of Wolf Hall twice now and both times it has moved me to tears. I am familiar with numerous instances of executions ordered by Henry VIII to the extent that I had become matter of fact about them, feeling little emotion. 397 more words
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In episode 3 of Wolf Hall, Cromwell was summoned to a crisis gathering of Anne’s family to deal with Henry Percy’s claim that he and Anne had been contracted to one another (in Tudor England, promises of marriage were seen as binding contracts and would mean that Anne was not free to marry Henry VIII). 420 more words
An engrossing biography about the life of Anne Boleyn’s only brother, George Boleyn. A consummate courtier who was witty, bold and hardworking. The two Claires set the record clear on George as well as on his family, tracing back the origins of the Boleyn family and enlightening readers to the truth about his father (ambassador and courtier as George would become whose ideals influenced him and Anne) and his marriage. 1,889 more words
The Novels Of Elizabeth, Queen Of England, Containing The History Of Queen Ann Of Bullen by Mme. D'Aulnoy, Translated by Spencer Hickman (1680)
Although Queen Elizabeth appears both at the top of the title page and in the rather grim-looking frontispiece opposite, she’s not the heroine of this book – rather, she presides over its framing device, which is an evening of storytelling taking place sometime late in her reign. 4,325 more words
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“Katherine was a pretty girl, with a pleasing face and long reddish-gold hair that she had inherited from her English ancestors (Starkey, 2003:57). The people of England were enchanted with her and decorated London to welcome their future Queen in a grand style.