Anne had two known siblings that survived, Mary and George, she is thought to have had two others who died young. Their birth dates and birth order are unknown but it is known that all three Boleyn Siblings were close in age. In 1514, when Henry VIII married his youngest sister to the king of France, Anne accompanied the princess to France as a lady-in-waiting. There, Anne was educated, and in early 1522 she finally returned home. It is unknown when Anne first caught the eye of the king, but her sister Mary had been his mistress a few years before.
They got married in November 1501. 5 months later Arthur died. Henry was given 2 orders from his father when he died, marry Catherine of Aragon to keep the alliance with Spain and get a male heir. So after Henry VII died Henry VIII was betrothed to Catherine and on the 11th June 1509 Henry and Catherine got married. She was very popular in England; she even had her very own motto – humble and loyal.
This shows how naive she is about men, and when she gets married she is treated in the same way as the men she treated. Her husband ‘clicked his fingers, called [my] her bluff’. This is similar to the way in ‘Horse Whisperer’ that the whisperer’s life is turned around so quickly, because the woman in ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’ becomes ‘(yes, overnight) a plaything’ showing how fast this transformation happened. The differences between the two plays are quite subtle, with only a few differences. Whereas ‘Horse Whisperer’ is thirty-four lines long, ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’ is only fifteen long, prompting the thought that maybe the writer of ‘Les Grands Seigneurs’, Dorothy Molloy, was writing a short poem to show how the life of a woman who thinks big of herself has changed greatly over such a short space of time.
She reigned from 12 July 1543 – 28 January 1547. Catherine was intelligent and sensible. She persuaded Henry to be nice to her daughters, Elizabeth and Mary. She was there when Henry became ill and she looked after him. Henry died before Catherine died and when he died, she married someone else.
She was a beautiful yet very petite girl, she stood at 4’11’’ and weighed no more than 90 pounds. “Photographs...failed to do justice to her looks.” Bonnie Parker grew up dreaming about having true love and romance like in the movies, which could be the reason why she dropped out of school and rushed into marriage with Roy Thorton at the young age of 16. This marriage did not go as well as she had planned, and Thorton ended up in jail. Parker then moved on to live with her grandmother. Her dream of finding true love appeared to be over, that was until one night at a friend’s house when she was nineteen, she met Clyde Barrows, who was twenty one.
Caterina Maria Romula de Medici was born on April 13, 1519. Lorenzo II de Medici, Duke of Urbino,* died six days after her birth from syphilis and tuberculosis. Her mother, Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne, the daughter of a royal princess, passed away of complications 15 days after her birth. Orphaned, but quite valuable due to her royal blood and inheritance, Catherine was a central figure for control of the papacy and the throne. The Medici’s through careful marriage matches and taking control of the financial banking, rose to power as papal bankers after the Black Plague in 1348-49.
Born as Sophia Augusta Fredericka (German: Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, nicknamed "Figchen") in Stettin, Pomerania, two of her first cousins became Kings of Sweden: Gustav III and Charles XIII. In accordance with the custom then prevailing in the ruling dynasties of Germany, she received her education chiefly from a French governess and from tutors. Catherine's childhood was quite uneventful. She herself once wrote to her correspondent Baron Grimm: "I see nothing of interest in it. " Although Catherine was born a princess, her family had very little money.
She is cunning, resourceful, and brave. She definitely does not fit into the passive role that has been given to the more popular heroines. As in many fairy tales, the beautiful daughter is basically given away as if she is an object to a man who wants to marry her. Of course the girl’s father approves of the suitor because he appears rich, but the girl is not as impressed. She, “did not like him as much as a bride should like her bridegroom,” (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm).
She often takes out her frustration on her chattering, sometimes irritating, younger daughter, Anne. She also criticizes Anne for talking too much and being too moody and uncooperative. Under the trying circumstances, it is not surprising that Anne thinks Mrs. Frank is far less than an ideal mother, and Anne does not want to grow up and be like her. However, when Mrs. Otto died, Anne stated that she feels ashamed for her past bitterness to her mom. Also, Anne said that Mrs. Frank landed in so many unpleasant situations because of her, and was irritable because of worries and difficulties.
While Edward was in power, Queen Elizabeth I was allowed to live quietly; after Edward’s death in 1553, Mary became queen. Mary was a Roman Catholic, but Queen Elizabeth I was not a religious person; however, she understood Mary’s decision to marry the Catholic Prince Phillip II of Spain (Ellis). Later, while Phillip saw his wife childless and ill, he saw Queen Elizabeth I as a very suitable woman to assume the position of queen (Ellis). Mary died on November 17, 1558, and Queen Elizabeth I finally became queen at the age of 25. Queen Elizabeth I had to undergo a tremendous amount of pain, grief, and suffering to acquire the throne, but once she received it, she was the greatest ruler that England had.