–“Trust in those who offer you service, and in the end my maidens, you will find yourselves in the ranks of those who have been deceived” – The most influential and important queen consort England has ever had – Anne Boleyn.
Queen Anne Boleyn was the Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 during The Tudors Era as she was the second wife of King Henry VIII. She is remembered till this day because of the action that she took during her marriage that made Henry VIII separate the church of England from the Catholic church of Rome and The Pope, a move that later on made England a much stronger and dependent country. However, Queen Anne faced a devastating ending, she was not being able to conceive a son for the king and later got falsely accused of adultery and witchcraft, which led her to be executed by beheading in 1536.
But that wasn’t the end of Queen’s Anne legacy. Even though she didn’t give birth to a son she did give birth to a strong girl. That girl was The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I who ruled England for over 40 years, and her reign was called the golden age.
Many adaptations, both on screen and on paper, have been made along the decades but there are two works that left a print in people’s minds. Whether it was the actors, the screenplay, or the devastating ending, here are 2 portrayals of Queen Anne Boleyn that you need to watch.
1. The Other Boleyn Girl
Natalie Portman portrayed the role of Anne Boleyn in this movies, and she was outstanding in it. Bringing to life the wicking and cunning side of women and what they have to do to reach their goals in a time dominated by men.
The movie focuses more on the relation of Anne Boleyn with her sister Mary Boleyn who before was a mistress to the King. The movie shows the bond between the two sisters during Anne’s quest to reach the throne and the destructive decisions she took that might have led to her death.
2. The Tudors
Portrayed by the amazing Natalie Dormer, who received enormous positive feedbacks and reviews on her role as Anne Boleyn.
The 4 seasons hit-TV-series tells the story of Henry VIII reign as well as his 6 different marriages. However, the first 2 seasons focus completely on Anne Boleyn: on how she came into court as a lady and waiting, how she enchanted the king of England so strongly that he left/annulled his first marriage, and finally her destruction, on how after she became the Queen of England she found herself facing false accusations and facing death.