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  1. Sue Ellen Anderson

    I’ve always wondered how Henry could be so obsessively in love with Anne that he would attempt to move Heaven and earth to have her.
    Then, a relatively short time later, he hated her enough to have her arrested and executed.

  2. Margaret

    I believe that everything Henry loved about Anne-her wit, her charm, her boldness-are the same things that drove him to be rid of her. It was fine in a mistress, but not in a wife. Besides, he loved the chase. He loved what he couldn’t have.
    I wouldn’t go so far as to compare her to Eleanor of Aquitaine. Eleanor had land and power and titles in her own right. She’d been a queen already. Anne had none of that, and no real supporters. An attempted coup against Henry VIII, would not have gotten her anywhere.

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