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30 June

Six Wives of King Henry III Corrections


I received this email from Laura R. last week:

I feel I must point out some critical mistakes in your video podcast chronicling the six wives of Henry VIII. Firstly, please note that the picture you displayed on the slide about Anne Boleyn’s coronation is NOT of Anne Boleyn, but her daughter, Elizabeth I, at the time of hercoronation. Also, when you mentioned the reasons for Anne’s emprisonment and execution, you failed to mention that these were almost certainly falsehoods concocted by Henry’s advisors as a way to “get rid” of Anne, as she never managed to provide a living male heir. These inaccuracies place Anne in a bad light similar to that of The Other Boleyn Girl, which is a work of fiction, not fact.  This information can be found in the excellent The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir. Thank you very much for your time.
Laura R., 15

Thanks for keeping me honest Laura!

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