Henry & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History | Anne Boleyn
♔ “We tend to think about Anne Boleyn in black and white terms; so she’s either a sexual predator or she’s sexually chaste, she’s either pious or she’s worldly, she’s either innocent or sophisticated. And yet actually what I’ve learnt here, is that her French education, her time at the French court, was such that it prepared her to be a much more complex character than that. Her nine years on the continent transformed her from a teenage person, into an extremely desirable person. The Anne that emerges back in England is one who’s been shaped by many different influences; who is both pious and worldly, who’s both sophisticated and something of an innocent. she’s one who can play musical instruments, who can sing, who can dance, who can speak French, who is sophisticated and witty, who’s been exposed to a world of cosmopolitan glamour. And she’s such an attractive prospect because, precisely because, she is so complex.” -Dr Suzannah Lipscomb.
"The people who always get left out of history are the poor, the disadvantaged, the losers and women… women appear very little in the history books because men wrote the history books but women were very powerful in ancient Rome because the men were always away… in the late republic it was only women who really had the freedom to maneouver and change things. A great deal of the back room politics was done by women. " (x)
If you were to marry Cersei, she’d murder you in your sleep. If you somehow managed to put a child in her first, she’d murder him too, long before he drew his first breath
"There’s something deep and dangerous in you, Anne, those eyes of yours are like dark hooks for the soul."
Anne Boleyn in every scene ever