….the movie The Other Boleyn Girl. I know this is so lame but I’m out here 3 months into 2019, posting about a 10 year old movie in an attempt to revive my 10 year old blog >.<
Let’s get to it because I can’t stop thinking of this movie. I’m a fan of period movies and currently watching Outlander on Netflix on and off.
I mean…what the fuck?? what the actual fuck??!
Did you know Anne and Mary Boleyn were sisters and Mary caught Henry Tudor’s eyes and become one of his mistress (when she was already married!)
that’s the power of the King. But in actual fact Anne is the one who with ambitions of power and domination, while Mary is anything but
Mary bore Henry a son, but a bastard one, and while that happened he was under Anne’s charms, to Mary’s pain. Still, she didnt act against Anne.
Anne is acting in spite of her good sister Mary,
because she had won Henry’s affection FIRST before he did her. It’s not enough for her. Her greed ate at her. She wanted to control the King and England as well.
She forced the King’s hand to banish his Spanish wife Katherine of Aragon to a nunnery, abdicated England from the Vatican, which is of massive importance to England
as a Catholic force at the time, all these just so he could wed Anne and make her Queen as she desired.
As a Queen, the weight is on her to produce Henry a legitimate male heir. Instead she bore him a girl. Anne’s position is in danger without a son.
Mary stayed by her sister’s side, comforting her and delivered her child. Anne and Henry marriage were devoid of intimacy and warmth as they both despised each other
in other words they only have angry *** lol he didn’t even do it with her anymore because of how much he detest her and her total lack of compromise
It’s just who Anne is, unlike Mary who yielded to Henry, as a woman in love with a man.
Anne is further cursed by the public because of the disposal of Katherine previously, and now they hated her for not giving them an heir. Henry grew anxious and depressed to leave the throne without the next King in line.
Sometime later, Anne had a stillborn and kept it from Henry to avoid his amounting contempt to her. In complete desperation, she told their brother George (who is married) to do it with her so that to produce a child either way. To protect her from the King’s wrath if he knew she had her stillborn baby dumped in secrecy.
George, who acted dearly for his sister, lied with her, but couldn’t do it. They console each other, crying, knowing Anne may not have another day to live. Unbeknowsnt to them, George’s wife saw them at the beginning and quickly reported it to the King, to his utter outrage.
As swiftly as he had decided upon Anne, she was tried for adultery and incest. Her very own Uncle Duke of Norfolk and previous husband, also named Henry, were among the court. So you can imagine how that pains her at the last day of her life.
Mary by this time retired herself to Rochford, heard of this and ride towards the castle to meet the King. She begged him to spare Anne’s life, knowing George was already executed.
Henry comforted her because he trusted her and among every other women he had been involved with, he knew Mary wholeheartedly wishing for her sister’s life in good spirit, despite everything that had happened. But he knew he couldn’t forgive Anne and grown out of pleasure for her.
The only way forward to put all these behind him is to dispose of her, like he did to Katherine, albeit more cruel. He needed to execute Anne for those convictions and curse Anne’s soul forever.
So he did just that. Anne was publicly beheaded as an incestuous Queen of England who committed treason against the King. The Boleyn family witnessed two deaths at a similar time.
In a country far away in England, Mary married and resided with Stafford, the man employed by their father as the first Viscount of Rochford, whom has seen everything he could handle throughout the Boleyn’s tumultous voyage in the Tudor’s court, and had seen Mary’s pure heart. He’d have been her only retribution against the backdrop of her entire family’s fate.
They raised Anne’s first child, a red haired girl, who has zero premonitions of her enthralling future……as the Queen of England.
Who would’ve known that Henry’s paranoia of securing the throne with a male heir didn’t amount to anything? The son that he yearned for so long never comes, but instead his cursed witch of a woman Anne Boleyn’s daughter, were to be born to the greatest era of Queens, conflicting with Mary Queen of Scots for the throne of England, survived her country’s deadly religious rivalry, and King of Spain for a long massive war that was one of the most applauded victory in England’s history.
To think about it Elizabeth I carried enough of her mother’s traits; strong and resolved, fearless and never backing down to the end. These proved to be essential for her 45 year reign.
I mean..WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN??!
The turn of tides in this whole Tudor era is insane!! Damn I’d give anything for a chance to live that era lol
I kinda think that I’d fit in but I dont know because my entire existence is so digital, so dependent on the 21st century that I cant see it.
That’s one of the reasons why the series Outlander is so satisfying. Although I dont think they’d make a story of a more modern society be transported back in an era where public executions by the King are an event in itself, when the ascencion to the throne is the only thing that mattered. A peasant’s life is unremarkable, hence no stories of it. Idk but I’d probably be one to catch the court’s eyes if I ever be transported back…they’d probably either uphold me in an unreal, pedestal, biblical way or burn me as a witch as I have a world of unknown knowledge they havent discovered at the time!