More on the Writing Process–An Excerpt.

As busy as I have been with my selling of Anne Boleyn replica necklaces, I have found some time to work on my book. There are many, many books about Anne Boleyn but I feel like I do have some original thoughts and theories. I’d like to share a small portion of my writing.
“1536 should have been a golden year for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn–after all, it had begun with the death of one of the greatest obstacles to their happiness, Catherine of Aragon, and Anne was again pregnant, this time with what surely was going to be the longed for male heir that would make up for the chaos and disappointment of the previous years.

Yes, it was going to be a memorable year, but not one that would be remembered for triumph, but for tragedy.”

More to come!

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My Project for May

I do apologize for the lack of posts in recent months. I have been working to build my jewelry business. My number one seller is still my Anne Boleyn replica B necklace, but I now offer a version that is made with real grade B or grade A freshwater pearls.

I’m also continuously working on designing other letters so that I can offer the entire alphabet. I haven’t been happy with any of my designs yet but I’m hoping to be able to offer them by next year. I’d also like to offer them in silver.

For the month of May my shop is quite busy–I have started giving away free Anne Boleyn cameo pendant necklaces with every purchase of a B necklace. My reason for this was mostly my attempt to make May a slightly happier time for those who are remembering Anne’s tragic execution. Such necklaces are great conversation pieces that allow for the wearer to tell the story of the subject of the necklace, which means to me that more people have chances to explain that Anne was not guilty, that she was not a low-born seductress who only wanted the crown, and that she did not have six fingers, as well as being able to discuss her charity, education, faith, and wit.

If you are interested in supporting this cause, or just interested in owning a beautiful piece of jewelry, you can get yours here at:

https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/products-page/anne-boleyn-b-necklace-categories/anne-boleyn-b-necklace/

Mary, Bloody Mary

Greetings to all who have happened upon this, my first post. I have started blogging because I thought that it would help me to practice my writing and get it out into the world–“publicity”.

I know, I know…Another person writing about Anne Boleyn…What could I have to say that’s any different from what’s already been said? Well, a lot, actually.

My fascination with Anne began when I was about twelve. I was looking for something new to read in my school library and tucked between two other hardcover books was a copy of Carolyn Meyer’s “Mary, Bloody Mary”. I read the back. And then the inside cover…before I knew it the bell was ringing and I was well into chapter two. I took the book home and finished it about two days later. I felt so sorry for this young girl, Mary and her poor discarded mother who had been queen.

I hated Anne Boleyn.

I couldn’t get enough of Mary’s story so I went back to the library and found another book–this one was not an historical fiction. It included black and white photos of portraits! I immediately skipped to the photo section and my heart jumped as I opened right to the striking image of a seemingly smirking woman with sharp features and dark hair. Though she was not beautiful, I was entranced, like so many before me. Who was this? Why did she seem to be smirking? On the bottom of the page I read the words “Anne Boleyn–National Portrait Gallery”. Instead of borrowing that book from the library, I went home and spent hours researching Anne Boleyn.

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I found that even at a young age, I seemed to have much in common with her. I also found that she was not a grasping “shrew” or a “concubine” who bewitched a king into discarding his true wife, but an amazing, intelligent, charitable, strong, and opinionated woman.

I love Anne Boleyn, and my goal is to write about her so┬áthat fewer and fewer people ask “wasn’t she bad?” in response to that.