C O M E L I K E T H E D U S Klike a rose on the grave of loveAge:
To all and singular, as well as nobles and gentiles as others to
whom these presents shall come, it is the King's pleasure, by
this patent, to present the Lady Anne Boleyn
.Y O U A R E M Y L U S Tlike a rose on the grave of love
Anne has been living on this Earth for twenty-seven years.Orientation:
Anne is heterosexual and firmly believes that one should not be otherwise.Religion:
Secretly, Anne is a supporter of Luther and his Protestant views. Outwardly, however, she is a devout Catholic - for the time being.Nationality:
Anne is likely to soon reign over the country of her birth: England.Citizenship:
Though she lived many of her early years in France, Anne is a citizen of England.Playby:
Yes, and yes.
I C U R S E T H E D A YEyes:
i first saw you like a rose that is born to bloom
Anne's eyes have been described as "dark hooks for the soul." They are a dark, charcoal brown and sometimes appear black in certain lights.Body Type:
Anne is a tad frail, but not so that it is unattractive. She is not as endowed as most women, but she makes up for that in her eyes and her personality.Hair:
Anne has very long, very dark brown hair, which she likes to style in various ways. Sometimes, she likes to wear free down her back, it's only adornment being a hood in the French style. Others, she will wear it in a simple snood, or allow it to cascade freely down her back with a diadem of pearls and other such jewels.General Appearance:
While Anne is no conventional beauty - as Englishmen prefer well-endowed blondes with a pale complexion, it cannot be denied that she is beautiful in her own way. Her skin is of an olive complexion, both her hair and her eyes are dark. Contrary to what some may believe, she does not have a sixth finger, nor does she have moles covering her body.
D O N T L O O K A T M EFather:
the way you do like the roses they fear the gloom
Elizabeth Boleyn (nee Howard) - deceased.Siblings:
Anne is middle child of an older sister, the recently widowed Mary Carey (nee Boleyn), and a younger brother, George Boleyn.Significant Other:
Anne is totally, completely, irrevocably, and passionately in love with Henry, King of England, Ireland, and France.Children:
Anne, having never been married nor involved
with someone, has no children to call her own.
Y O U R T H O R N SHistory:
they kiss my blood your beauty heals
Anne was born at Blickling Hall in Norfolk during early June of the year 1501 to Thomas and Elizabeth Boleyn, and was the second daughter of the couple. Thomas and Elizabeth had already had another daughter, Mary - who had been born a year before. When her brother George was born a short time later, Anne found that she did not like having a younger sibling, let alone a younger brother, running around the household. She was no longer the baby of the house, and her brother received most of the attention.
To compensate, Anne began acting out around both her nurses and her family, relishing in her newfound attention, though it was not always positive. But, whenever her father or her nurses would try to scold her, she would work her charms, smiling innocently up at them, and all of her incriminating actions would be forgotten until she acted up again.
It was not until Anne's charms failed her that she began to warm up to her younger brother. She had stolen her father's horse in attempt to run away from home and live at Court, but she was discovered when she fell off of the horse, leaving her dress in shreds. Her father was severely punishing her for her actions when George stumbled into the room. Realising the trouble his sister was in, he quickly stammered that it had been his idea to run away, but that he had been too afraid to actually go through with it. He finished by insisting that if Thomas was to punish one of his children for the event, he should punish George. The two siblings walked away from the room unscathed, and remained close until Anne was sent away to further her prospects.
The Boleyn family, though admittedly influential, were not quite as prestigious as they would later grow to be. Thomas Boleyn seized every opportunity he could to gain a higher standing for his family. For a long while he had been in a diplomatic relationship with the Archduchess Margaret of Austria, who ruled the Netherlands on the behalf of her father. Margaret was quite transfixed by Anne, and offered her a place at her Court as a Maid of Honour - an invitation which was sent directly through Thomas. At the age of thirteen, Anne sailed to the Netherlands, where she learned French from the finest tutors - Margaret was insistent that Anne learn French properly and required Anne to write all of her letters to her father in French - and Anne even acquired the affectionate nickname of 'la petite Boulin' from the Archduchess herself.
Years passed and Anne was offered a position at the French Court, where she would be a Maid of Honour to Queen Claude. Her Majesty was most pious and, while she adored her mistress, Anne did wish for a bit more excitement, excitement that she found when her sister Mary joined her at Court. Having been separated for years, the two sisters enjoyed each other's company and became quite close. When rumours spread of alleged liaisons between Mary and many men at the French Court, including the King, it was Anne who cooled Mary's temper. Though it was true that Mary had bedded the King, she had never engaged in such actions with the other men at Court and was understandably very upset by these allegations.
When Mary became mistress to His Majesty, Anne was the first to be told. And when Mary believed herself to be in love with King Francis, Anne was the first to know that as well. Privy to Mary's relationship with the King, Anne learned first hand the repercussions of being a Royal Mistress and determined quite prematurely that she would not allow the same to happen to herself, no matter how much a man might try. Unbelievable though it may be, she managed to maintain her innocence at King Francis' lewd court.
In 1520, Mary and Anne both attended the Field of Cloth of Gold meeting between King Francis I of France and King Henry VIII of England and the two sisters were nearly always in the company of one another. It was at this event that Mary caught the eye of King Henry VIII and became his mistress, returning to England with him at the end of the festival.
In contrast to Anne's understandable resentment of being a Royal Mistress, she could not help but be a bit jealous of her sister. Mary had always received more attention than Anne had, being the eldest sister and the more attractive of the two. Secretly, Anne had found herself quite entranced with the English King and, while she was not envious of her sister's position and the ridicule that came with it, she did wish that the King had passed a glance her way, instead.
After Mary's departure, life at Court, while still remaining intriguing in some ways, was not quite as interesting. Now living in two different countries at two different Courts, Anne and her sister kept in contact through letters.
A few years later, Anne was summoned back to England by her father with virtually no explanation. When she arrived, she spoke privately with her uncle Thomas Howard, the Duke of Norfolk, and her father, Thomas Boleyn. Her father informed her that the King no longer called Mary to his bed, which Mary had neglected to tell her in her last letter. Thomas also told Anne that he wished for her to take Mary's place.
While it was undeniable that Anne was attracted to Henry aesthetically, she did not wish to be his mistress. Royal Mistresses were easily and so often discarded of once they had served their purpose, as Mary had been. And what would Mary think? Surely, having convinced herself that she was in love with him, as she always did, Mary would be angry if her sister even attempted to slip beneath the King's sheets.
Nevertheless, Anne had no choice and, shortly after her return, she performed in the masque being held to welcome the Spanish Ambassadors, the Chateau Vert
. She played Lady Perseverance, standing beside Princess Margaret - something her father had arranged, no doubt - and it was here that the King first laid eyes on her, and it was then that the game of cat and mouse began.
For a reason Anne was never able to ascertain, King Henry took a liking to her and began sending beautiful jewelry and writing her detailed love letters, promising his heart and body to her, almost instantly. Overwhelmed by the speed of his ascent on her, Anne retreated to Hever, despite her position as a Maid-of-Honour to Her Majesty, hoping that it would slow the speed of his affections. She would later find herself to be wrong.
Henry's letters now doubled in their speed and their intensity, his desire to see her now dominant over his desire to possess her. Finally, she yielded to his pleadings and returned to Court, and shortly after Henry caught her alone in a corridor and kissed her for the first time.
Anne's father began taking her letters from Henry, only allowing her to read them through so that she could sufficiently respond to them. Shortly after, when she had returned to Hever once more, Henry came to visit her, and he asked her to be his maitresse en titre
- his official mistress. It was everything Anne had feared and, while she had found herself growing fond of Henry, she would not allow him to shame her like that, even if he was the King. She immediately rebuked him for the idea. They both grew angry and Henry left in a passion, leaving her alone to wonder if she would ever enjoy his love again.
Not a week after they had argued over the possibility of Anne becoming his maitresse en titre
, Henry sent Anne a letter. She was terrified to open it, and eventually only did so in the presence of George, who later - in jest - accused her of being in love with Henry. In the letter, Henry proposed. Immediately, Anne commissioned a trinket to be made, a ship boasting a diamond with a lone woman on board. She knew that he would interpret this to mean ‘yes.’
The very next day, Henry rode to Hever, laying claim to Anne’s maidenhead but promising that they would honor her virginity until they were married. Anne, in return, promised him that she would bear a son when they were married.
Divorce proceedings for the marriage of Henry and Katherine began and Wolsey was sent to Paris to try to gain the power to handle the annulment for himself, as the Pope was trapped under the jurisdiction of the Emperor and unable to make such decisions. When he returned from Paris, however, Henry and Anne were extremely disappointed to learn that he was not successful. Wolsey, of course, was quick to plan another way for Henry’s marriage to Katherine to be annulled, but before they could proceed the Sweating Sickness broke out in England, killing many people - including Katherine.
Anne was spared.
Anne is currently planning her marriage to Henry and is looking forward to her life as a married woman and queen.
[ooc]I've listed Anne as originally being a Lady to Queen Claude, because The Tudors
never really covered Henry's sister that was actually Queen of France for a short time.[/ooc]Personality:
Anne, because of her time in the French court, has a personality totally unique in England; though her personality, like all others, does have its flaws. Mostly, she is a kind and compassionate woman, caring deeply for others and helping tend to their afflictions as much as possible. She exudes a certain charm about her, which makes up for her unconventional beauty. She can
be a bit ambitious, a trait inherited from her father and uncle, and her ambition can sometimes cause her demeanor to change and she can appear almost heartless. She is more than a tad temperamental and is very jealous of other women, drawing her fear of losing others from an insecurity she keeps buried deep within her. Anne knows she is no conventional beauty and sometimes this fact unnerves her to no end.
Y O U R B E A U T Y K I L L S
and who'd know better than i do