Anne Boleyn, second wife to Henry the VIII, is a specimen of speculation, admiration, and everything in between.
And indeed, for women throughout history, sex never has been (see Anne Boleyn and her inability to give Henry VIII a son).
No matter: The Creation of Anne Boleyn is a welcome corrective to the myths and misconceptions.
This is the closet Bordo comes to a phenomenological approximation of what it was like to be Anne Boleyn.
Mantel's lecture, organised by London Review of Books, was titled Undressing Anne Boleyn and was on the topic of royal women.
"You have been schooled by Anne Boleyn, sweetheart," said Henry.
The date of his marriage with Anne Boleyn is even now a (p. 296) matter of conjecture.
It is idle to speculate on the antecedents of such a woman as Anne Boleyn.
Anne Boleyn and her father have sweated, but have got over it.
If you fly with me, you can never appear again as Anne Boleyn.