Anne Boleyn in Film

Anne Boleyn, and the Tudor English society that she lived in, continues to fascinate filmmakers and cinema audiences worldwide.

Anne was a key character in many historical films during the golden age of Hollywood. Films and television series on the Tudors have proliferated once again over the past decade.

Susan Bordo offers an analysis of portrayals of Anne Boleyn in film in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Her emphasis on “historical accuracy” and her conceptualization of “fact” and “fiction” are problematic, I think, but the article is interesting for its consideration of gender and representation in historical films depicting Tudor England.

Northern Illinois University students in HIST 390 History and Film and HIST 414 European Wars of Religion, 1520-1660 will be interested in this article, as well as Bordo’s forthcoming book.


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