Friday, July 4, 2008

Anne of the Thousand Days - Movie Review

"Anne of the Thousand Days" is the story of Anne Boleyn and how she was pursued by Henry VIII at the cost of his marriage and the fate of England's understanding with the Catholic church. It tells the story of Anne and Mary Boleyn a bit differently, but much like, the more recent movie "The Other Boleyn Girl". Again, I can't vouch for it's historical accuracy, but the movie is well done and the actors and actresses do a very good job. I liked the ending the best when Anne, refuses to renounce her marriage to the King and thereby refuses to renounce their daughter, Elizabeth's, rightful position as the successor to King Henry's throne - even though he's going to have Anne beheaded to make his way clear to pursue a new love interest who might give him a boy heir. Her final speech is great!

This movie is out with a companion movie called Mary, Queen of Scots.

This double feature can be purchased through Debbie's Movie House link.

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