Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sources for The Creation of Anne Boleyn

A quick note: British History Online was used to access a number of primary sources, such as The Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII; The Calendar of State Papers, Spain; Calendar of State Papers Relating to English Affairs in the Archives of Venice; and etc.

Adam’s Rib. Directed by George Cukor. Performed by Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday. 1949.

The Adventures of Robin Hood. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Performed by Olivia de Haviland, Basil Rathbone Errol Flynn. 1938.

Alexander, Barb. Interview by author, email, Lexington, Ky., 24 October 2011.

Alexander, Victoria. “Film Reviews: The Other Boleyn Girl.” Films in Review. February 29, 2008. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Performed by Kris Kristofferson, Mia Bendixsen Ellen Burstyn. 1974.

“Alison Weir, Arguing The Case For Anne Boleyn.” npr books. January 24, 2010. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Allen, Vanessa. “Women turn history into a bizarre soap opera, says Starkey.” Mail Online. March 31, 2009. (accessed March 15, 2012).

Ally McBeal. Directed by Mel Damski, et al. Performed by Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, and Jane Krakowski. 1997-2002.

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Anderson, Maxwell. Anne of the Thousand Days. New York: Dramatists Play Service, INC., 1977.

Anna Boleyn. Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Performed by Henny Porten, Emil Jannings, Paul Hartmann. 1920.

Anne of the Thousand Days. Directed by Charles Jarrott. Performed by Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton. 1969.

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Argov, Sherry. Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl – A Woman’s Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship. 6th. Avon: Adams Media, 2002.

Atkinson, Brooks. “Anne and Henry: Maxwell Anderson Chronicles a Stormy Love Affair in a Historical Play.” The New York Times, December 19, 1948.

Armstrong, Jessie. My Friend Anne: A Story of the Sixteenth Century. London: F. Warne, 1935.

Aulnoy, Madame d’. The Novels of Elizabeth, Queen of England: Containing the History of Queen Ann of Bullen. London: Printed for Mark Pardoe, 1680-1681.

Austen, Jane. The History of England: By a partial, prejudiced, & ignorant Hitorian (Note: There will be very few Dates in this History). Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1993.

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Bailey, Alyssa. “I might have a third nipple.” Girl’s Life. December 7, 2010. (accessed February 20, 2012).

Baker, Karissa. Interview by author and Natalie Sweet, email, Lexington, Ky., April 2011.

Banks, John. Vertue Betray’d: or Anna Bullen. Los Angeles: The Augustan Reprint Society, 1981.

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Barnes, Margaret Campbell. Brief Gaudy Hour: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. Naperville: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2008.

Barrington, E. Anne Boleyn. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1934.

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Bellafante, Gina. “Nasty, but Not So Brutish and Short.” The New York Times. March 28, 2008. (accessed January 15, 2012).

Benger, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Anne Boleyn, Queen of Henry VIII. London: A. & R. Spottiswoode, 1821.

Bennet, Eve Tavor. “”Secret History”: Or, Talebearing Inside and Outside the Secretorie.” Huntington Library Quarterly 68, no. 1-2 (March 2005): 375-396.

Bennett, Vanora. “Dreamer or schemer? Step forward the real Anne Boleyn.” Mail Online. March 3, 2012. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Bermingham, Ciaran. “Anne Boleyn.” Morning Star. July 27, 2011. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Bernard, G.W. Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010.

—.”Anne Boleyn’s Religion.” The Historical Journal 36, no. 1 (March 1993): 1-20.

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—.”The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Rejoinder.” The English Historical Review 107, no. 424 (1992): 665-674.

—.The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.

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Billington, Michael. “Anne Boleyn.” The Guardian. July 29, 2010. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Blessington, Marguerite. The Book of Beauty, or, Regal Gallery. London: D. Bogue, 1848.

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Boker, George H. Anne Boleyn, A Tragedy. Philadelphia: A. Hart, 1850.

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Booth, Sue. Interview by author, email, Lexington, Ky., 24 October 2011.

Bordo, Susan. The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1987.

—.and Natalie Sweet. The Creation of Anne Boleyn. Facebook. 2011-2012.

Borman, Tracy. Elizabeth’s Women: Friends, Rivals, and Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen. New York: Bantam Books, 2009.

Bradley, Mary Hastings. The Favor of Kings. New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1912.

Brand, Madeleine. “‘The Tudors’ Battles with the Truth.” Day to Day (NPR), March 28, 2008.

Brenton, Howard. Anne Boleyn. London: Nick Hern Books, 2010.

—.Interview by author, London, England, July 30, 2010.

Brideshead Revisited. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg Charles Sturridge. Performed by Jeremy Irons, Diana Quick, and Roger Milner. 1981.

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Brown, Tina. The Diana Chronicles . New York: Broadway Books, 2007.

Bryson, Sarah. Interview by author, email, Lexington, Ky., October 2011.

Bujold, Genevieve. Interview by author, telephone, Lexington, Ky., 21 June 2010.

Burstein, Miriam Elizabeth. “The Fictional Afterlife of Anne Boleyn: How to Do Things with the Queen, 1901-2006.” CLIO 37 (2007).

—.The Reduced Pretensions of the Historic Muse”: Agnes Strickland and the Commerce of Women’s History.” The Journal of Narrative Technique 28, no. 3 (Fall 1998): 219-242.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Directed by George Roy Hill. Performed by Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross. 1969.

Byrne, M. St. Clare. Editor. The Letters of King Henry VIII: A Selection, with a few other             Documents. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968.

BBC Two. “Production Notes.” The Other Boleyn Girl.

Broadbent, Giles. “Review: Anne Boleyn, Shakespeare’s Globe.” The Wharf. August 4, 2010.      (accessed March 15, 2012).

Burr, Ty. “‘Boleyn Girl’ is a royal pity.” February 29, 2008. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Bush, Annie Forbes. Memoirs of the Queens of France. Philadelphia: A. Hart, late Carey & Hart, 1851.

Anne of the Thousand Days. Directed by Charles Jarrott. Performed by Richard Burton, Geneviève Bujold and Irene Papas. 1969.

Callcott, Lady. Little Arthur’s History of England. London: John Murray, 1856.

Camelot. Directed by Joshua Logan. Performed by Richard Harris, Vanessa Redgrave, and Franco Nero. 1967.

Canby, Vincent. “Anne of the Thousand Days (1969).” The New York Times. January 21, 1970. (accessed February 17, 2012).

Capellanus, Andreas. The Art of Courtly Love. Translated by John Jay Parry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1960.

Carbone, Gina. “‘Other Boleyn Girl’: It’s a bust.” Seacoast Online. March 1, 2008. (accessed March 30, 2012).

Carley, James P. The Books of King Henry VIII and his Wives. London: The British Library, 2004.

Casablanca. Directed by Michael Curtiz. Performed by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Henreid. 1942.

Case, Makenzie. Interview by author and Natalie Sweet, email, Lexington, Ky., April 2011.

Castiglione, Baldessarre. The Book of the Courtier. Translated by Leonard Eckstein Opdycke. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1903.

Castiglione, Count Baldesar. The Book of the Courtier. Translated by Leonard Eckstein Opdycke. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1901.

Cavendish, George. The Life and Death of Cardinal Wolsey. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1905.

Cholakian, Patricia F., and Rouben C. Cholakian. Marguerite de Navarre: Mother of the Renaissance. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

“Cinema: The Lion in Autumn.” Time. February 2, 1970.,9171,878191,00.html (accessed March 15, 2012).

Clapp, Susannah. “Anne Boleyn; Danton’s Death; The Prince of Homburg.” The Guardian. July 31, 2010. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Clement, Cate. Interview by author, email, Lexington, Ky., 2011.

Cohen, Alex. “‘The Tudors’ Battles with the Truth.” NPR. March 28, 2008. (accessed February 15, 2012).

Compton, Sara. Interview by author and Natalie Sweet, email, Lexington, Ky., April 2011.

Connor, Steven. The Book of Skin. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

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Cox, Ted. “History goes down easy on Showtime: ‘The Tudors’ sees Henry VIII as a royal Tony Soprano.” The Daily Herald, March 29, 2007: Page 1, Section 4.

Cox, Tom. “These Tudors are all sex and soundbites.” The Mail on Sunday, April 24, 2011.

Cressy, David. Birth, Marriage & Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Crowley, Jessica. Interview by author and Natalie Sweet, email, Lexington, Ky., April 2011.

Dallas. Directed by et al Leonard Katzman. Performed by Ken Kercheval, and Patrick Duffy Larry Hagman. 1978-1991.

Daneau, Lambert. A Dialogue of Witches in foretime commonly called Sorcerers. English Translation. Rev. EP, 1575.

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Dargis, Manohla. “Rival Sisters Duke It Out for the Passion of a King.” The New York Times. February 29, 2008. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Das, Lina. “How horrible can Henry get? It’s the last ever series of historical romp The Tudors, and the King’s at his ghastly worst.” Mail Online. January 28, 2011. (accessed January 15, 2012).

—. “Lie back and think of Olde England! Is this TV’s sexiest historical romp?” Mail Online. September 7, 2007. (accessed January 15, 2012).

d’Aubigné, Jean Henri Merle. History of the Reformation in Europe in the Time of Calvin. Vol. V. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1869.

d’Aulnoy, Marie-Catherine. The novels of Elizabeth, Queen of England containing the history of Queen Ann of Bullen. London: Mark Pardoe, 1680.

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de Carles, Lancelot. “Poèm Sur La Mort D’Anne Boleyn, par Lancelot de Carles.” In La Grande-Bretagne Devant L’opinion Française au XVIIe siècl, by Georges Ascoli. Paris: J. Gamber, 1927.

de Navarre, Marguerite. Selected Writings: A Bilingual Edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.

Deggans, Eric. “Meet Henry VIII, rock star.” Tampa Bay Times. March 31, 2007. (accessed February 15, 2012).

Denby, David. Snark: It’s Mean, It’s Personal, and It’s Ruining Our Conversation. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Denny, Joanna. Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England’s Tragic Queen. Philadelphia: Da Capo Press, 2007.

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Dickens, Charles. A Child’s History of England: England from the Reign of Henry the Seventh to the Revolution of 1688. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854.

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Donizetti, Gaetano. Anne Boleyn; Opera in 2 Acts and 6 Scenes. Translated by Chester Kallman. New York: G. Ricordi, 1959.

Dormer, Natalie. Interview by author, Richmond Upon Thames, England, 31 July 2010.

Dostoevsky, Fyodor. The Idiot. MobileReference, 2008.

Douglas, Susan J. “Where Have You Gone, Roseanne Barr?” The Shriver Report. October 2009. (accessed March 25, 2012).

Dowell, Ben. “Anne Boleyn.” The Stage Reviews. July 29, 2010. (accessed March 25, 2012).

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Driscoll, Rob. “The Movies: Sister Act.” Western Mail, March 7, 2008: 14.

Dugdale, John. “What The Tudors has taught us.” The Guardian. April 1, 2011. (accessed March 26, 2012).

Dunlop, Scott. Creator. The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Seasons 1-3, 2008-2010.

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Eakins, Lara. Interview by author, email, Lexington, Ky., 25 November 2011.

Easy Rider. Directed by Dennis Hopper. Performed by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson. 1969.

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Ellis, Henry. Original Letters, Illustrative of English History; Including Numerous Royal Letters: From Autographs in teh British Museum, and One or Two Other Collections. With Notes and Illustrations. Vol. II. London: Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, 1824.

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Emerson, Jim. “Chicago Sun Times.” The Other Boleyn Girl: Catfight in the House of Tudor. February 29, 2008. (accessed March 15, 2012).

Erasmus, Desiderius. “The Praise of Folly.” In Readings in Western Religious Thoughs: II The Middle Ages Through the Reformation, by Patrick V. Reid, 283-297. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1995.

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Erickson, Carolly. The Favored Queen. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2011.

—. Great Harry. New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 1980.

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Fielding, Helen. Bridget Jones’s Diary. New York: Penguin Books, 1996.

Fienberg, Daniel. “Review: ‘The Tudors’ on Showtime.” Zap 2 it. March 30, 2007. (accessed January 15, 2012).

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Flynn, Gaynor. “Natalie Portman The Other Boleyn Girl Interview.” n.d. (accessed March 1, 2012).

Forester, Frank. Frank Forester’s Fish and Fishing in the United States and British Provinces of North America. New York: Arno, 1970.

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—. Anne Boleyn: A Chapter of English History 1527-1536. Vol. II. London: MacMillan and Co., 1884.

Frost/Nixon. Directed by Ron Howard. Performed by Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, and Kevin Bacon. 2008.

Froude, James A. The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon: The Story as Told by the Imperial Ambassadors Resident at the Court of Henry VIII. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1891.

—. The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon: The Story as Told by the Imperial Ambassadors Resident at the Court of Henry VIII. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891.

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Gilbert, Gerard. “Golden girl: How Natalie Dormer became the new queen of the screen.” The Independent. September 17, 2011. (accessed January 15, 2012).

Goldsmith, Oliver. The History of England, From the Earliest Times to the Death of George II. Vol. II. London: T. Davies, 1771.

Gomez, Cris. Interview by author and Natalie Sweet, email, Lexington, Ky., April 2011.

Goodman, Irene. “Why Anne Boleyn is the Poster Girl of Historical Fiction.” The Historical Novel Society. November 2005. (accessed February 1, 2012).

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Gregory, Philippa. “Historic Passion Born a Writer: Forged as a Historian.” History Workshop Journal, no. 59 (2005): 237-242.

—. “KING SIZE! As Jonathan Rhys Meyers Returns to Our Screens in the Tudors, Research   Shows That the Real Henry VIII Had a 52in Waist and Paid a High Price for Being a        Rotund Royal.” The Daily Mail. April 10, 2009, p. 13.

—. The Other Boleyn Girl. New York: Pocket Star Books, 2007.

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Hackett, Francis. Anne Boleyn. New York: Popular Library, 1939.

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Hall, Brittani. Interview by author and Natalie Sweet, email, Lexington, Ky., April 2011.

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Hull, Liz, and Dalya Alberge. “Anne Boleyn DID have an affair with her brother: The poem that ‘proves’ the adultery of Henry VIII’s queen.” Mail Online. February 23, 2010.–brother.html (accessed March 25, 2012).

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Hutchinson, Robert. Thomas Cromwell: The Rise and Fall of Henry VIII’s most Notorious Minister. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2007.

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LaSalle, Mick. “Review: Sisters face off in ‘Other Boleyn Girl’.” SFGate. February 29, 2008. (accessed March 25, 2012).

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Labor Pains

In my writing space

I’ve never actually given birth (my daughter is adopted) but from what I’ve heard and read, there are some similarities to writing a book—which I have done.  Of course, there are many huge differences. Discounting cramped hands and a neck and shoulders locked in “flight or fight” position despite ergonomic equipment and regular massages, giving birth to a book doesn’t usually bring much in the way of physical pain.  And true, your book, once delivered, doesn’t require regular diaper changes, and won’t eventually cast withering glances at you when you do something uncool. But just like a child,    your book only truly belongs to you so long as it is not yet in the world.  Once it has left your body, after a long process of struggle and labor during which you have alternatively cursed and cried and, perhaps, required some numbing anesthesia (pimento cheese and “Dance Moms” worked best for me), your literary baby is no longer yours to dream about.  What will she look like?  What will her future be?  Will others embrace her warmly or handle her roughly?  Will others love her the way that I do?  The time for fantasy is over.  Like a real baby, your literary child has become a separate being and will have a life of its own—a life that you cannot bend to your will, no matter how hard you try.

Of course, the timetables for gestation and early infant development are hugely different. The Creation of Anne Boleyn took six years for the DNA to become fully formed flesh, and the birth itself is taking over a year.  Of course, this is because I’m doing it the old-fashioned way—with a press rather than a home-birth and straight to an e-book—and like other methods of birthing, may eventually become obsolete.  I hope not—for reasons that I’ll save for an editorial some day.  But the old-fashioned way certainly requires patience!!  You may be told, mid-way through the pregnancy, that you need more exercise (my original editor, an inspired midwife, packed me off to England to do interviews.) You may think you are about to give birth several times, only to be sent back home and told it was a false labor.  During the last stages, you are cranky and temperamental, you eat too much, you cry easily, you get into fights with your loved ones.  And finally, when the baby emerges—at first only seen by those close to you–she is still a mess, covered with your blood and requiring a good clean up before she can go out in public.

And then, even though she is all tidy, you have to wait a long time before you can present her to the world.  And there’s still so much work to do!!! Permissions to obtain, author questionnaires to fill out, proposed outfits (covers) to decide among, and birth announcements (blurbs) to be arranged (a process during which you try not to think about how many such requests you have turned down yourself).  And then there will be copy-editing (largely a matter of making sure the child learns to speak in grammatical sentences) which can be tedious and contentious if you are attached to your own odd ways of putting things.  Page proofs!! Public Relations!  What to do when the rights to the illustration you really, really want can’t be obtained!  Decisions about this, decisions about that.  And most difficult: continuing about your business while you wait…. and wait…. and wait.

It’s the waiting—where I am at now, with a March 2013 pub date–that’s the killer.  As when you are expecting a baby (or awaiting an adoption, as I was when Cassie was born), it’s hard to think about anything else, or DO anything else.  This stupendous event is on the horizon, and they expect you to continue to go to work? To have normal social interchange (i.e. not about your baby/book) with friends?  To brush your teeth, take a shower, get dressed occasionally? And worst of all, to WRITE ANYTHING ELSE? I don’t wanna!!! I can’t!!!! I won’t!!! And so, the articles that I am committed to write stare at me accusingly, glowering in their pre-conception state: “So you think now that this baby is coming, we can just be ignored?”

My daughter, Cassie

I’m struggling to concentrate on anything except my two babies: the book one and the human one (now thirteen) to whom I remain faithful.  She will always be more important.  As for my husband, he’s fine with my state of distraction; the Tour de France is on the television.

And, as with many pregnancies, although just a few months ago I couldn’t imagine ever going through this again, the idea for my next book is already beginning to gestate.  She’s just a little bubble of thought at this point, a “hmmmm…” more than a plan.  Even so, it startles me to think that I actually am imagining bringing another book into being.

Socrates/Plato believed that some of us get pregnant in body, and others in mind.  The ancient duality is false, of course, for pregnancy is not mindless and many women manage, quite successfully, to birth both kinds of babies.  I once mourned the fact that I was not able to be one of them.  Not anymore.  I have my wonderful Cassie, and a new book baby soon to jump out of my arms and into the world.  May the world treat both of them warmly!!


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