The Mentoring of Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Mary Queen of Scots, the rival of Elizabeth I, said, shortly before submitting to the execution ordered by her cousin, “In my end is my beginning.”

For Elizabeth, it is the opposite. What happened to her, how she reigned, and the queen she became, developed in ways she could never completely escape because of her beginning. Specifically, her mother. She would not have been who she was if she’d been the child of…