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The story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is one of the most well-known and remarkable in British history. For the King of England to seemingly break from Rome for the sake of love and legacy has been viewed by some as a riveting tale of passion over belief.
But missing from much of this discussion is how this relationship was tied completely to major events of international politics and that it marked a turning point in European history.
John Guy and Julia Fox discuss the politics, power and prestige that surrounded the couple while also looking at the love, life and impact of one of the most notorious marriages in history.
John Guy is a historian, author and broadcaster and one of the world’s leading scholars on Tudor history. His biography of Mary, Queen of Scots was the inspiration for the major motion picture starring Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan.
Julia Fox is a teacher and the author of two books, Jane Boleyn: The Infamous Lady Rochford and Sister Queens: Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile.