Anonymous asked:

Sorry to bother you but could Anne have read Utopia?

Don’t be sorry, I love getting questions! Utopia was published in 1516 in Latin. There is some doubt among historians about how fluent in Latin Anne was. I certainly think that it was not her preferred language - we predominantly have records of her reading in French or English, and she strongly believed that the Bible should be available in languages more accessible to the public, i.e. not in Latin. Utopia was not translated into English until 1551, nearly 20 years after Anne’s death. So basically, yes she could have read it if her Latin was good enough and if she was interested enough to persevere with the whole book. But equally, if she wasn’t interested or her Latin was not strong enough, then she probably didn’t.


Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 2/?

Series 1, Episode 2. Here, Anne and Mary are at the Field of the Cloth of Gold near Calais in June 1520. This date fits with other events later in the episode (Duke of Buckingham executed - 1521, Pope Leo X dies - 1521, Anne returns to England - 1521/1522). It is not definitely known whether Anne or Mary were actually at the meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I. But as both Queen Claude and Queen Katherine were there and it was a big court affair, I would say it is quite likely that at least Anne was there too and that these scenes are fact.
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Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 2/?

Series 1, Episode 2. Here, Anne and Mary are at the Field of the Cloth of Gold near Calais in June 1520. This date fits with other events later in the episode (Duke of Buckingham executed - 1521, Pope Leo X dies - 1521, Anne returns to England - 1521/1522). It is not definitely known whether Anne or Mary were actually at the meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I. But as both Queen Claude and Queen Katherine were there and it was a big court affair, I would say it is quite likely that at least Anne was there too and that these scenes are fact.
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Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 2/?

Series 1, Episode 2. Here, Anne and Mary are at the Field of the Cloth of Gold near Calais in June 1520. This date fits with other events later in the episode (Duke of Buckingham executed - 1521, Pope Leo X dies - 1521, Anne returns to England - 1521/1522). It is not definitely known whether Anne or Mary were actually at the meeting of Henry VIII and Francis I. But as both Queen Claude and Queen Katherine were there and it was a big court affair, I would say it is quite likely that at least Anne was there too and that these scenes are fact.

Anonymous asked:

What books would Anne have read other than the Bible?

From what we have evidence of, the majority of books read by Anne were linked to religion, including the Bible. Nine books that belonged to her survive, and seven of those are religious in nature - for example The Pistellis and Gospelles for the LII Sondayes in the Yere by Jacques Lefèvre d’Etaples. Anne is also said to have owned books such as William Tyndale’s The Obedience of a Christian Man (sources: John Louthe, George Wyatt).

Apart from these ‘knowns’ it is hard to say exactly what else she might have read. Anne’s education was focused primarily on learning courtly skills like dancing, music, sewing etc. It was Katherine of Aragon who had a ‘boys’ education studying classical works like that of Homer and Virgil. Anne may have read books like these, but they were not a main priority during her education and the evidence that we have suggests that her interests as an adult centred predominantly around religious texts.


Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 1/?

Series 1, Episode 1. We first meet Anne (and Mary) briefly in Paris. Other events in the episode including Elizabeth Blount’s pregnancy suggest the year is approximately 1518/1519 (although in The Tudors there is quite a bit of date-manipulation). At this time Anne was indeed in France serving as a maid of honour in the French court. Whether this was located in Paris at this particular moment is difficult to say, although I am inclined to say unlikely. It’s probably the case that it is just simpler to say ‘Paris’ rather than a lesser-known city. Anyway, overall I’m going to say this scene is more fact than fiction.
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Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 1/?

Series 1, Episode 1. We first meet Anne (and Mary) briefly in Paris. Other events in the episode including Elizabeth Blount’s pregnancy suggest the year is approximately 1518/1519 (although in The Tudors there is quite a bit of date-manipulation). At this time Anne was indeed in France serving as a maid of honour in the French court. Whether this was located in Paris at this particular moment is difficult to say, although I am inclined to say unlikely. It’s probably the case that it is just simpler to say ‘Paris’ rather than a lesser-known city. Anyway, overall I’m going to say this scene is more fact than fiction.
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Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 1/?

Series 1, Episode 1. We first meet Anne (and Mary) briefly in Paris. Other events in the episode including Elizabeth Blount’s pregnancy suggest the year is approximately 1518/1519 (although in The Tudors there is quite a bit of date-manipulation). At this time Anne was indeed in France serving as a maid of honour in the French court. Whether this was located in Paris at this particular moment is difficult to say, although I am inclined to say unlikely. It’s probably the case that it is just simpler to say ‘Paris’ rather than a lesser-known city. Anyway, overall I’m going to say this scene is more fact than fiction.
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Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 1/?

Series 1, Episode 1. We first meet Anne (and Mary) briefly in Paris. Other events in the episode including Elizabeth Blount’s pregnancy suggest the year is approximately 1518/1519 (although in The Tudors there is quite a bit of date-manipulation). At this time Anne was indeed in France serving as a maid of honour in the French court. Whether this was located in Paris at this particular moment is difficult to say, although I am inclined to say unlikely. It’s probably the case that it is just simpler to say ‘Paris’ rather than a lesser-known city. Anyway, overall I’m going to say this scene is more fact than fiction.
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Anne in The Tudors: fact or fiction? - 1/?

Series 1, Episode 1. We first meet Anne (and Mary) briefly in Paris. Other events in the episode including Elizabeth Blount’s pregnancy suggest the year is approximately 1518/1519 (although in The Tudors there is quite a bit of date-manipulation). At this time Anne was indeed in France serving as a maid of honour in the French court. Whether this was located in Paris at this particular moment is difficult to say, although I am inclined to say unlikely. It’s probably the case that it is just simpler to say ‘Paris’ rather than a lesser-known city. Anyway, overall I’m going to say this scene is more fact than fiction.

YOU CAN TELL A LOT ABOUT SOMEONE BY THE TYPE OF MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO. HIT SHUFFLE ON YOUR IPOD, PHONE, ITUNES, MEDIA PLAYER ETC AND WRITE DOWN THE FIRST 20 SONGS. THEN PASS THIS ON TO 10 PEOPLE. ONE RULE: NO SKIPPING

Thank you to the-scandal-of-christendom for tagging me :) Brace yourselves, I listen to some random stuff…

  1. I’ll Make a Man Out of You - from Mulan
  2. Hopelessly Devoted to You - from Grease (West End version)
  3. Mannat (Reprise) - Shreya Ghoshal and Sonu Nigam
  4. You - S Club 7
  5. The Guy That Says Goodbye to You is Out of His Mind - Griffin House
  6. Reach - S Club 7
  7. Murshid Khele Holi - Shankar Mahadevan, Javed Ali and Munawar Masoom
  8. Got to be Certain - Kylie Minogue
  9. Samson - Regina Spektor
  10. Chand Sifarish - from Fanaa
  11. Drama Queen - from Hasee Toh Phasee
  12. Six Years Later - from The Duchess
  13. I’m in Here - Sia
  14. Fantasia on British Sea Songs
  15. Yellow (Acoustic) - Coldplay
  16. Anne is Made Marquess - from The Tudors
  17. Chup Chup Ke - from Bunty aur Babli
  18. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  19. Kahaan Hoon Main - Jonita Gandhi
  20. Do Pal Ruka - from Veer Zaara

finjigoga:

Anne Boleyn’s Gold Book. Anne Boleyn purportedly handed this miniature book of psalms, which contain a portrait of Henry VIII, to one of her maids of honour when on the scaffold in 1536.
This precious manuscript is owned by The British Library.

finjigoga:

Anne Boleyn’s Gold Book.
Anne Boleyn purportedly handed this miniature book of psalms, which contain a portrait of Henry VIII, to one of her maids of honour when on the scaffold in 1536.

This precious manuscript is owned by The British Library.

Hi! I promise I will start posting my The Tudors thing very soon! This is the last call for any volunteers to provide gifs, if not then I will crack on just using screenshots :)