Author Roland Hui, The Turbulent Crown, has published a fascinating article on the perceptions of Queen Anne Boleyn as a witch in ‘Parergon – Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies’.
As Tudor enthusiasts know, Anne Boleyn’s reputation as an evil sorceress is a part of her persona that just never goes away. In a 2014 article for ‘The Huffington Post’, Susan Bordo (author of ‘The Creation of Anne Boleyn’) mentions how Henry VIII’s much-maligned second wife is still often taken as a ‘six-fingered witch, her features deformed by Satan’.
In Roland’s article (entitled ‘Anne of the Wicked Ways’), he examines how history and popular culture have played their parts, and even overlapped, to create ‘Anne the witch queen’. You can read the article by following this link:
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