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  Mary Boleyn
Mary's early life was punctuated by a brief enrolment in a "finishing school" in 1512, but after a year Mary became a Maid of Honour to Louis XII of France's new queen, Mary Tudor.
Mary and Anne were introduced to King Henry VIII of England in 1520 at "The Field of the Cloth of Gold" by their father, and Mary caught the eye of the king and became part of his court and, later, his mistress.
Because of this, Mary survived the trials that resulted in the execution of Anne and her brother George on charges of treason (they were accused of incest) and lived out the rest of her days in anonymity with her husband.
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 Mary Boleyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary was one of the mistresses of King Henry VIII of England and also, allegedly, of his rival, King Francis I of France.
Mary was joined in Paris by her father, Sir Thomas, and her older sister, Anne, who had been studying in the Netherlands for the last year.
Mary’s parents and sister were said to have been mortified by her actions and were greatly relieved when they could ship her back to England in 1519.
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 The Other Boleyn Girl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mary comes to suspect that Anne is planning to poison Queen Catherine, and has already attempted to poison a bishop who is opposed to the Boleyns' ambitions.
When Mary returns to court in 1535, she begins to suspect that the King is impotent and that Anne and George have committed an incestuous affair in order to help her conceive again.
Mary Boleyn was considered to be fairly promiscuous, and had been sexually active before her first marriage (and was dismissed from service in Paris because of it.) The Boleyns did not encourage Mary's active sex life; quite the reverse, in fact.
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 Mary Boleyn: Biography, Portrait, Primary Sources
Mary Boleyn was the sister of King Henry VIII's second wife, the infamous Anne Boleyn.
Mary's wedding was held a few weeks before her father returned from a mission abroad.
Mary Boleyn was referenced in Henry's love letters to Anne in 1528, the year her husband died.
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 Mary I
Mary Tudor was the only child born to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon to survive childhood.
Mary had a good childhood as a young princess, and was the center of court attention in her earliest years.
Mary was apparently appalled at her father's action and there were come quarrels between Mary and Kathryn during the young Queen's reign.
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 Philippa Gregory: Historical Backgrounds - The Other Boleyn Girl   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Mary was the absolute star of the glamorous competitive court around Henry, she was his popular mistress and gave birth to two children who may have been fathered by him.
Mary Boleyn is the least known of the Boleyn family of Hever Castle, a woman almost forgotten by history, but she was the favourite mistress of one of the greatest Kings of England.
Mary, the discarded mistress, survived the treason trial which executed her brother and her sister and was the death of the ambitions of her family.
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 Anne Boleyn
In 1514 she accompanied Mary Tudor to France on the marriage of the princess to Louis XII, remained there after the king's death, and became one of the women in waiting to Queen Claude, wife of Francis I. She returned in 1521 or 1522 to England, where she had many admirers and suitors.
Unlike her sister Mary, who had fallen a victim to Henry's solicitations, Anne had no intention of being the king's mistress; she meant to be his queen, and her conduct seems to have been governed entirely by motives of ambition.
Mary was to be forced into the position of a humble attendant upon Anne's infant, and her ears were to be boxed if she proved recalcitrant.
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 Anne Boleyn: Biography, Portraits, Primary Sources
Her father was Sir Thomas Boleyn, a minor courtier with a talent for foreign languages; he was of London merchant stock and eager to advance in the world.
Mary, and indeed most of England, believed Anne to be the cause of Henry's disgust with his eldest child.
Mary believed that she would regain her favor with the wicked stepmother out of the way but she was proven terribly wrong.
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 Mary Boleyn
Warnicke bases this upon the (indisputable) fact that Anne was sent to the Netherlands, not Mary; she argues that this means that Anne had to be the elder and that a younger sister would never have been favoured with such an opportunity at the expense of the elder.
Mary was not sent to the court of Margaret of Austria in 1513 with Anne, but she crossed the Channel in August 1514 with Mary Tudor (sister of Henry VIII), who was to marry Louis XII of France.
Mary lived in quiet obscurity with William Stafford, mainly in Rochford (Essex); when Anne and George were tried and executed in May 1536, she does not seem to have made any attempt to contact or intercede for them.
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 Mary Boleyn
Mary Boleyn was the daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard.
Mary was the maternal niece of the Duke of Norfolk
On March 4 1526 Mary Boleyn gave birth to a son, called Henry - he was widely assumed to be the son of King Henry VIII although was not acknowledged as such.
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 TheHistoryNet | British Heritage | Mary Boleyn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Piecemeal glimpses of Mary's life must be garnered from footnotes or brief mention in the works about her sister, her father and the two Kings whose lives she touched: François I of France (reigned 1515-1547) and Henry VIII (reigned 1509-1547).
Mary Bullen became Maid of Honour to this new Queen, though the kindly Archduchess was grieved to part with the child.
Mary's sister, Anne, had earlier joined her in France, and in 1519 her father became French Ambassador and was frequently on the fringes of Mary's risqué life.
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 Review of The Other Boleyn Girl
Mary was Henry VIII's mistress for an unknown amount of time, and there has been speculation that her two children may also have been his.
Mary can do very little but observe throughout most of this story, but even so she is oddly cowlike.
Thus, Mary becomes the King's mistress - but she is excused of any mercenary intent by being made to actually fall in love with the King.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Karen Harper - The Last Boleyn at Epinions.com
We follow Mary's life from an innocent child, to when she is made a part of the court of Henry VIII's sister Mary Tudor, as she briefly married to the French King.
Mary is at first enchanted with the French court, sophisticated and gay, but as she grows up, we also see her falling under the spell of the new king, Francois I, with his seductive, wiley ways.
Mary knew when to cut her losses, unlike Anne, and have been far more realistic in her attitudes, and grows up considerably in maturity and wisdom as the book progresses.
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Books: The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory, Paperback
Mary, the story's narrator, is the most sympathetic of the siblings, but even she is twisted by the demands of power and status; charming George, an able plotter, finally brings disaster on his own head by falling in love with a male courtier.
Mary abandons court life to live with a new husband and her children in the countryside, but love and duty bring her back to Anne time and again.
Mary recounts the king's wish for a male heir; his break with the Pope; Anne's skillful if criminal plotting that leads to the divorce and her marriage to Henry; the birth of the future Queen Elizabeth; and Anne's desperate attempts to bear a son.
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 Amazon.de: The Other Boleyn Girl: English Books: Philippa Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Mary struggles with her own code of honor and personal morality, which is often in conflict with what is mandated by her family.
It is notable, however, that she was the only Boleyn sibling to survive the purges of the Tudor court and who, ultimately, married for love in an age when this was not the norm among those of her class.
Mary Boleyn is ordered by her family to be at King Henry's command whatever his wishes and whims.
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 Amazon.fr : The Other Boleyn Girl: Livres en anglais: Philippa Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Everyone knows the fate of Anne Boleyn, but not many know the story of her rise to majesty and the part played by her rival and sister, Mary, who was Henry's mistress and mother to two of his bastard children before the dazzling older Boleyn girl even caught his eye.
At 13, Mary is little more than a child when she is presented to Henry, ordered by her scheming family to serve her King and country by opening her legs whenever commanded, or doing anything else the great monarch desires.
While Mary is merely hapless, Anne is the most ruthless of them all, so that instead of feeling cheated by knowing the outcome of her story, it only serves to help digest her unpalatable rise.
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 Courtly Lives ... Anne Boleyn
Ann Boleyn was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn (1487-1538/9), Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, and Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Thomas Howard (1443-1524), the second Duke of Norfolks and the Earl of Surrey).
Anne Boleyn was born in 1503/1507 at Blicking Hall, Aylsham, Norfolk, England.
Anne Boleyn is thought to haunt a number of English castles because of her unjust death.
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 Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII - Miscellaneous Facts
Briefly, Anne Boleyn was the second and most famous wife of Henry VIII, who divorced his first wife, Katherine of Aragon, in order to marry her and produce a male heir.
Either way, Henry VIII found Anne Boleyn initially unresponsive to his advances - she was the first woman ever to tell the king "no" - and he pursued her insistently for years before finally winning her.
In Threads, the Anne Boleyn I offer to you is the one I kept seeing in each of her biographies, whatever facts they presented or how those facts colored her, the Anne who was always described as an "enigma".
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 Courtly Lives ... The Boleyn Family Tree
One daughter of this union, Alice Boleyne was married to Sir Robert Clere of Ormesby.
Mary married (1) William Carey, Gentleman of the Privy, on January 31, 1520/1521.
Elizabeth was the second born child of Henry VIII (after Mary I, daughter of Catherine of Aragon) and she would outlive all her siblings.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Other Boleyn Girl, the: Books: Philippa Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Other Boleyn Girl tells the story of Anne Boleyn's sister Mary, who at 13 years old is placed in King Henry's bed by her ambitious family.
Eventually, her sister Anne catches Henry's roving eye and soon Mary, who has since given him a son and daughter, is cast aside for this new pawn in the Boleyn family's plans.
Mary is a great character who comes across warmly as the niave girl caught as a pawn between her ambitious family and the treachourous court.
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 Amazon.com: The Other Boleyn Girl: Books: Philippa Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
But you have to wonder: Mary was also the only Boleyn sibling to survive the vicissitudes of Henry VIII's reign, and the fall of the Howard-Boleyn fortunes; she also managed to marry for love (and a happy and lasting marriage it proved to be too) the second time around.
Although she is married and still quite loyal to the queen, her family (her ruthless parents as well as her uncle, the powerful and equally ruthless Duke of Howard) decrees that she put her marriage and loyalties aside and cater to the whims of her king.
A few years and two royal by-blows later however, Mary is shunted aside when the king begins to loose interest in their relationship and her ambitious family fearful that they will loose all the power that they have gained, throws the more ruthless and seductive sister, Anne at the king's head.
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 The Other Boleyn Girl -- book review
Mary, already married, is acceptable for a tryst with the King.
Mary's sister, the erudite Anne, recently returned from the French Court, is one of the clever minds pushing Mary to prominence as the King's paramour.
Mary is the primary focus of the novel, even when replaced in the King's affections by her duplicitous sister, Anne.
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 Amazon.ca: The Other Boleyn Girl: Books: Philippa Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Anne Mary and George have so much depth that all the other characters are merely decorations and another effect in the book.
The Boleyn Parents are better placed in a puppet show, and that Howard Uncle seems to come from the "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books.
Lastly the love between Mary Boleyn and William Stafford was blown out of proportion and did not serve much in the book.
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 BBC - Drama - The Other Boleyn Girl Homepage
A tale of sex and royal intrigue revealing the little-known story of Mary Boleyn, who was mistress to King Henry VIII before he married her sister, Anne.
Novelist Philippa Gregory feels that Mary Boleyn has been an overlooked figure, as she says "nobody has really bothered very much with Mary Boleyn, as she was just one of a number of the King's lovers - but I thought it was a fantastic story, very provocative."
Gregory says it is impossible to know whether Mary Boleyn actually had a child by Henry VIII, but she did have two children, Henry and Catherine, during the time she was his lover and she believes they were likely to be Henry's.
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 The Age of Anne Boleyn. Part two
Another confusion concerning Anne Boleyn is whether she was in fact the elder sister, rather than her evidently more flighty sister, Mary Boleyn.
Before Anne's involvement with the King, Mary briefly became mistress to King Henry VIII - some people from the period believed her son, Henry Carey, to be also the son of the King- perhaps after her marriage to William Carey.
It is possible that Sir Thomas Boleyn realised that his younger daughter, besides her obvious intelligence, had inherited his gift as a linguist- something that would one day be passed down to his grand-daughter, Elizabeth the First.
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Anne Boleyn was accused of essentially the same catalog of crimes used against every powerful woman since (and probably before) Jezebel - sexual infidelity, witchcraft, heresy, capriciousness and foul temper.
The Other Boleyn Girl is extremely readable and tells of the rise and fall of the Boleyn family.
Anne Boleyn appears in many novels, but most of them are pretty crude productions, rarely written with the nuance and feeling of this one.
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