Start Date

28-4-2016 10:30 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 11:45 AM

Disciplines

European History | Women's History

Subjects

Anne Boleyn (Queen - consort of Henry VIII - King of England) 1507-1536 -- Influence, Queens -- Great Britain -- History, Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1509-1547

Abstract

While Anne Boleyn's reputation is one that is often associated with Elizabeth I and her scandalous relationship with King Henry VIII, following her death she began to be identified as a Protestant reformer and proto-feminist. Drawing on primary sources including Anne Boleyn's correspondence with King Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey, as well as her portrayal in John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this paper examines her defiance of 16th century social norms, specifically refusing to remain a mistress, favor of biblical translations, and manipulation of Henry VIII.

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Apr 28th, 10:30 AM Apr 28th, 11:45 AM

The Role and Influence of Anne Boleyn

While Anne Boleyn's reputation is one that is often associated with Elizabeth I and her scandalous relationship with King Henry VIII, following her death she began to be identified as a Protestant reformer and proto-feminist. Drawing on primary sources including Anne Boleyn's correspondence with King Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey, as well as her portrayal in John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, this paper examines her defiance of 16th century social norms, specifically refusing to remain a mistress, favor of biblical translations, and manipulation of Henry VIII.