If I wasnt on my iPad I would put a clapping gif here.
Do I really need to smack someone? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!
Katherine of Aragon was a strong Queen but don’t try and say Anne wasn’t just as strong. Katherine endured many hardships but so did Anne. She lost children just as Katherine did, she lost her husband to other women just like Katherine did and she most certainly didn’t sit there and take it!
In many ways Katherine and Anne are the same. They loved and lost. But they were both STRONG in their own ways. Both lost the chance to raise their daughters, both lost their freedom, and one paid the ultimate price.
As for Jane, she was the ideal. There was no character to her. She simply was. The only thing she ever accomplished was giving birth to a son.
As for Anne’s “so called accomplishments” they were indeed accomplishments. The Anglican church exists because of her influence, the court became more organized, and less wild, scholarships that were not previously available became so for the common man so that even a butcher’s son could go to University. Anne managed to do much for England. I wouldn’t say those are “so called accomplishments”.
Anne is not always the main focus. But she is definitely hard to ignore. She was a woman ahead of her time, she was brilliant, cultured, and she made history. Anne was the martyr with no cause. Murdered because her husband could not simply divorce her, if he did it would mean he was wrong. Anne went to her death without complaint, without accusing anyone. She was never a woman easily forgotten.
Like it or not, Anne will never be forgotten.
OH MY GOD A RATIONAL PERSON PERHAPS THE APOCALYPSE IS NOT NIGH.