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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Anniversary of Anne Boleyn Series/Travels

As I’m sure most of you have already noticed (especially if you’re on the Facebook page), I’m travelling! As I sit here typing this, I’m leaving the beautiful city of Edinburgh, for the highlands! I’ve been so busy the last little while, I feel like I’ve neglecting the posts I should be posting, so to make up for it, I’m going to work on the blogs in preparation for submissions I received for the anniversary of Anne Boleyns’ death (as well as The Spanish Princess series!) Anniversary of Anne Boleyn series For the anniversary of Anne Boleyns death (can you believe it’s been so long?! It feels like it was just yesterday!), Im going to sharing submissions from you wonderful people over a span of 3 days, starting tomorrow (18th) until the 20th (Sunday). Should any of you other readers get inspired and want to write something SEND IT IN! I’m more than happy to share what you’ve written after

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The Spanish Princess – Christine Morgan [Episode 2]

Wow, this post is literally three days late – my apologies to Christine! The last two days have been insane with travel! It was supposed to be up yesterday, but naturally I was having internet problems! … The Spanish Princess Episode 2 “Fever Dream” By: Christine Morgan This post contains spoilers for Episode 2 of The Spanish Princess. Read with caution. It feels good to finally move into a second episode where we have all the backstory we need and can focus on the ways this story and its characters are growing. This episode was visually stunning and brought in the richness of Spanish décor and fashion that really lets the designers like Phoebe de Gaye (Costumer) shine. This is a series that feels special for many reasons but, primarily, viewers (myself included) are letting Starz know that they LOVE the diversity of cultures, religions, and race. Adding Katherine of Aragon into the Tudor show canon may be a major

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