She is, in modern parlance, ‘hot.’ Who is best to deal with that? Well I suppose we would all say someone who is intellectually her equal, but also very attractive to her. But I think for her, both of those are required. You could say that Gillingham is clearly the one who fires her up, but in a way, Charles Blake’s brain is the one she finds most entertaining. So she’s sort of torn between the two of them. — Julian Fellowes
Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. This is where she spent the last eight years of her life.
Mads Mikkelsen as Dr. Johann Struensee, A Royal Affair (2012)
"They would never let me near the King. I’m a small-town doctor."
A very useful bonnet.
Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Becoming Jane (2007)
Northanger Abbey (2007)
The Young Victoria (2009)
Anne was queen of England and the second wife of Henry VIII; she spent most of her childhood in France and returned to England as a young woman. In 1526 Henry began his pursuit of Anne. She resisted his attempts to seduce her, refusing to become his mistress as her sister Mary had.Henry wanted to annul his marriage to Queen Catherine so he would be free to marry Anne. When it became clear that Pope Clement VII would not annul the marriage, the breaking of the power of the Catholic Church in England began. In 1532, Henry made Anne the marquess of Pembroke. The following year, they married and Anne gave birth to one of the most capable female monarchs - Elizabeth I.To Henry’s displeasure, however, she failed to produce a male heir.
Henry had Anne investigated for high treason in April 1536. She was arrested and sent to the Tower of London, where she was tried and found guilty. She was beheaded on May 19, 1536.
Through the centuries, Anne has been called “the most influential and important queen consort England has ever had”,since she provided the occasion for Henry VIII to divorce Catherine of Aragon, and declare his independence from Rome.