A to Z Challenge: L is for Love LettersWritten by Dawn Ius
Henry VIII was a renowned playboy: six wives, countless mistresses—the guy clearly got around.
But the infamous king actually had quite a notorious reputation as a romantic as well, as evidenced in the many love letters he wrote to Anne Boleyn during his (agressive) courtship and in the early months of their relationship.
It doesn't take a scholar to see that, at least on paper, Henry truly loved Anne—until he didn't. The letters are stored at the Vatican, but if you'd like to preview a few of them, check out this link.
I love the idea of such a notorious playboy writing beautiful letters to his love, and so, of course, love letters play a small—but significant—role in ANNE & HENRY.
Tomorrow I'll explore the letter M with a look at some of the cool places Henry and Anne visit in my modern re-telling of their torrid romance. In the meantime, check out the rest of the blogs on A to Z Challenge—you can find the list here.
About my YA Contemporary, ANNE & HENRY—coming from Simon Pulse, Sept. 1, 2015.
Wild, brazen, mischievous, bewitching
Driven, haunted, charming, magnetic
Apart, they are bound to destroy themselves. Together, they are bound to destroy each other.
Henry Tudor's life has been mapped out since the day he was born: student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father's. But ever since the death of Henry's brother—perfect, high-achieving Arthur—his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry's trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who's not Tudor approved.
Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life.
Anne is wild, brash and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be—or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both.
Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, Anne & Henry reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.
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