Anne Boleyn had a sister, Mary Boleyn and a brother, George Boleyn. Two of these siblings would meet a terrible and abrupt end of their lives. Mary was the oldest of the siblings, despite what the movie said. Mary started out life with a promising future; she was betrothed to a twenty-one year old emperor, to be married as soon as she reached the age of twelve. However, the emperor ended up not wanting to wait that long for a bride. She was then married to William Carey, a man of the privy chamber. (loads)The movie got the fact that she married William Carey correct. However, it forgot to mention that she had, had another engagement at an earlier time. Anne was the middle child of their family. The movie betrays her as beautiful child. And she may have been but, it was also rumored that she supposedly had a sixth finger, a mole, and a double nail. However, these traits are known more as myths. It is known however, that she did not look like most of the other women at court. She was darker skinned and had dark hair, while the other women mainly had pale skin and blond hair. It is possible that because of her not looking similar to the other women in court is what triggered the rumors of her childhood appearance to be spread...
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...et the movie betrays it as a good life. There was more to the role Anne played to get to queen then the movie was willing to give. In the end Anne worked hard, sacrificed everything, and got nothing. This movie had history almost correct, but Hollywood got in the way and the love and lust and even Anne herself had to be glorified and made bigger and better. This is why this movie is more fictional then not.
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