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40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better

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Anne Boleyn is far more popular today than she was during her life.

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As is the case with many infamous and tragic figure in history, the life and death of Anne Boleyn has spawned several artistic and cultural works. Whether the subject of a film or book or merely mentioned in passing, it’s clear that the fascination with Anne Boleyn continues in the literary and film world. There are at least 17 television or film depictions of Anne Boleyn. She’s been the subject of plays and operas. In fact, it’s believed that Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale is an allegory for the fall of the doomed Queen. She’s the main character in countless books and has been referenced in music and songs at least 15 times.

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