The last days of Anne Boleyn


Anne Boleyn

Just as I was writing my latest post on the 400th anniversary of the assassination of the bon roy Henri IV, I was finishing C.W. Gortner’s beautiful Confessions of Catherine de Medici (more on this one soon…) Also rereading Madame de Lafayette’s Princesse de Clèves, featuring, among other historical characters, the same Catherine and her daughter-in-law, Mary Queen of Scots. So you could say I am in a Renaissance mood these days.

Thanks to Elena Maria Vidal of Tea at Trianon, I discovered a fascinating series of posts on the last days of Anne Boleyn at Gareth Russell’s Confessions of a Ci-Devant. Begin with Mayday 1536, and you won’t be able to stop. We all know how this tragic story ends, of course, but I am anxiously waiting for the next installment. Poor Queen Anne Boleyn, so shamefully defamed, first by her husband, then in The Other Boleyn Girl, deserved no less.

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