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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #270 on: June 29, 2009, 06:24:24 AM »
I must agree. Those are beautiful.
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #271 on: June 29, 2009, 08:53:25 PM »

Paintings can testify how pretty she really looked like. How much more if we see true pics of herself?


Except that none of those paintings were done in her lifetime- they are mostly Victorian images and were done hundreds of years after her death.  The artists are just guessing and imagining what she looked like, possibly basing them on the few contemporary paintings that do survive (and that are posted elsewhere in the thread). 
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #272 on: June 29, 2009, 11:46:43 PM »
That's what I don't know about those paintings/drawings, jehan.Thank you so much for the new info! Whatever the situation is, we can still say that Anne is a very pretty woman. I'm so sad she died in the age of 29.  


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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #273 on: July 03, 2009, 07:50:48 PM »
very nice pics :-)

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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #274 on: July 04, 2009, 02:09:54 AM »
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #275 on: July 06, 2009, 07:33:48 PM »
This is nice, I just saw a little version on a dictionary with biographies :-)

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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #276 on: July 06, 2009, 11:05:42 PM »
That's what I don't know about those paintings/drawings, jehan.Thank you so much for the new info! Whatever the situation is, we can still say that Anne is a very pretty woman. I'm so sad she died in the age of 29.  



In her own time, however, she was not considered particularly beautiful.  Some of the descriptions of her were written by her enemies, and so are biased, but generally the times considered the buxom blonde to be the feminine ideal of beauty.  Anne was sharp featured, dark with  a sallow complexion and flat chested.

I think that Anne's attraction was in her wit, her intelligence and her eyes (which even her enemies admitted were "black and beautiful").  She was "sexy" rather than pretty.  And that's not something that the portraits can generally capture (although Holbein managed to a bit, I think).
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #277 on: July 10, 2009, 06:45:36 PM »
An I also knew that her character was attractive too:-)

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« Reply #278 on: July 11, 2009, 10:21:24 AM »
An I also knew that her character was attractive too:-)

Again, I'm not too sure about that.  One has to be careful about contemporary sources, because so many of them are biased.  But she certainly was NOT kind to Catherine of Aragon, or Princess Mary (referring to  the teenage girl as a "Cursed bastard", having her jewels taken from her, and according to one source, wanting her to be beaten into submission).  She was extravagant with money and clothes- certainly not giving lots to the poor as Catherine had done before her.  She showed no mercy to her enemies as well.
How much of this was Henry's doing, rather than Anne's is unknown, but certainly Anne did nothing to restrain Henry as her successors often did, particularly regarding Mary.

She was, I would say "complicated".  Intelligent, witty, certainly  inspiring devotion and loyalty among some.  But she had plenty of flaws, and was not exactly "nice".  That's what makes her interesting.
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #279 on: July 14, 2009, 08:27:31 PM »
Well,this is something that I read, but I really don't know

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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #280 on: June 15, 2010, 02:35:07 PM »
The Queen as Saint Barbara

With Henry VIII

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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #281 on: June 15, 2010, 02:43:29 PM »
A ring with her image and Elizabeth's  one
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #282 on: June 17, 2010, 07:45:32 PM »
I wasn't aware of these pictures just the more famous ones.   So I had a good lunch looking at these :p
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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #283 on: June 23, 2010, 12:32:22 PM »
Anne and Henry VIII

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Re: Anne Boleyn
« Reply #284 on: June 23, 2010, 02:30:50 PM »
While looking at those portraits-who can guess Henry was such cruel animal.
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