Anne Boleyn’s fall. Worlds Collide – Tereza Bodnar [Write up]

The first in the series of posts for the anniversary is from Tereza Bodnar. I think this is a particularly good piece to start with as it discusses her views on what caused the downfall of Anne. … Anne Boleyn’s fall. Worlds Collide by Tereza Bodnar [Introductory note] Anne Boleyn’s fall (as well as her rise into power) is a result of manifold various reasons, of the complex political game and personal collision. In the following essay, I would like to dwell upon one of the most striking, and for me, most crucial of these reasons – the personalities of Anne and Henry themselves. In my opinion, it is important to decipher (or at least slightly open the subject) somewhat traditional and superficial myth, which sometimes takes place, of these two being simple villains who deserved their end: Anne – a scheming careerist and Henry – a bloodthirsty tyrant. Besides additional actors and tools, I am convinced, that the cause

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Why Henry Vlll Was So Concerned About Sweating Sickness – Juliana Cummings [Write Up]

The post today comes from the lovely Juliana Cummings from The Savage Revolt! Shes provided us here at ATWC a write up about the sweating sickness! Definitely an interesting topic, that was a major part of Henrys life! If you’re interested in checking out Julianas site (which I highly recommend you do), CLICK HERE. Also, give her Facebook page a like! … Why Henry Vlll Was So Concerned About Sweating Sickness When people think of the 1500s and illness, often the first thing that comes to mind would be the plague. And while the plague was indeed disastrous and wiped out much of the population of Europe at one time, sweating sickness was another type of disease that is sometimes overlooked.  The sweating sickness, also known as the English sweat, because it began primarily in England, was a highly contagious disease that began in 1485 and kept the English Monarch on its feet. When Henry Vlll inherited the English throne

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