For Fucks Sake.
Natalie Dormer (who played Anne in the Showtime series "The Tudors") makes her out to be such, as apparently does a new book coming out.
What the hell?
This is a woman who conspired to take another woman's husband (and crown). No, she did not do it alone. It takes two to tango and all that and Henry VIII was the devil.
And most certainly, Anne WAS framed for adultery and such. She was executed for crimes she did not commit. There is no doubt about that.
However, Ms. Dormer ignores the fact, once more, that she was not a good person. She slept with a married man, conspired with others to take him from his wife and so forth.
I have no problem acknowledging that she was strong within the constraints of her times, but this white washing to make her some sort of feminist saint/hero is sickening.
Acknowledge ALL OF IT. That she was a schemer, took another woman's husbad, and so forth, along with that she was genuinuely interested in religious reform.
Then I can respect you Ms. Dormer. Until then, quite frankly, in my opinion you are biased cow.
And the same goes for anyone who says, for example, Ted Kennedy was flawless. I had MAJOR ISUUES with some tributes (including some by my flist) who listed all his accomplishments, but did not include MANSLAUGHTER among other things.
I'm not one for making a saint out of someone. Everyone is good and bad and forgetting the bad to show only one part of that person does a disservice to us all.