Most people become interested with Anne Boleyn through their research into Elizabeth I, but I like to go about things differently! Although I have studied Elizabeth I in the past, she never really came alive to me until I started my journey to find the truth about Anne. All of a sudden I became interested in Elizabeth and her reign.
Two main reasons:-
- There is so much controversy, myth and legend surrounding Elizabeth I even though we have much more information on her than we have on her mother. Just who was she really? I wanted to find out.
- I thought that a woman whose parents were so passionate, so intelligent and so ahead of their time must have been a force to be reckoned with. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was definitely deserving of my time and energy!
So, I’m not giving up on Anne Boleyn but I am expanding my horizons – I want to know her daughter too and find out whether she was “her mother’s daughter”. I hope that you will enjoy following me on my journey to get at the truth behind the myths, to find the real Elizabeth I.