Anne Boleyn, Part 2: Gloating Queen


Anne reveled in her gambit’s success
As victor in the royal game of chess
But as with Catherine of Aragon,
A Tudor queen’s a mere pawn
That the next minor piece can dispossess.

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There was much royal fuckery afoot. King Henry did Anne’s sister, Mary, and possibly her mother, Elizabeth Howard, too. He also banged Anne’s other lady-in-waiting, Madge Shelton, while he was doing Jane Seymour, who, incidentally, was Anne’s second cousin. It’s not incest, if it all happens in someone else’s family!

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