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Re: Mary Boleyn's children
« Reply #165 on: September 15, 2010, 01:30:24 PM »
Hi Velasco and welcome !!
What source have you got for the "harem" at Jerico? I am interested because I have only seen a mention about Jerico in a (very good) fiction novel.
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Re: Mary Boleyn's children
« Reply #166 on: September 16, 2010, 05:28:51 AM »
Hello and thank you!
Alison Weir mentions it in one of her books,  ;)

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Re: Mary Boleyn's children
« Reply #167 on: January 06, 2013, 11:12:25 PM »
Alison Weir's biography of Mary Boleyn discusses the paternity of her children in detail

http://www.royalhistorian.com/the-tudor-book-reviews-10-mary-boleyn-the-mistress-of-kings-by-alison-weir/

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« Reply #168 on: January 07, 2013, 11:36:57 AM »
To put Henry's desparate efforts to produce a legitimate son into their historical context, during his lifetime there was really only one good secure precedent for female rule. That was Isabella of Castile. Every other case of female rule that I have been able to find had involved civil war, rebellions or assassinations (or a combination thereof), or the woman being completely subordinate to a husband who ruled on her behalf. At the time of his death Mary Queen of Scots was barely four years old, and there was the awful current example of Juana la Loca in confinement at Tordesillas.

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