♔ “Anne Boleyn is a paradox. She is not the product of fiction; she was a real woman with gifts, talents and personality traits, but also personality flaws. She was a complex woman with many characteristics, and while she was at times quick-tempered and feisty, there was also a different side to Anne. She was a virtuous woman, a good friend to those she loved, and an obedient, loving daughter. She was ambitious, courageous, and a patron of the arts and of the ‘New Religion’. She was a kind and charitable woman, known for the large amounts of money she gave to the poor and needy. She was a loving mother, who fought to spend as much time as possible with her daughter. Anne was loving and giving, and fiercely loyal to her family and friends.”
Her complexity is why I love her. She was so very human.
(Source: mine-eyes-desire-you, via darlingdormer)