Monday, September 27, 2010

King Henry VIII

Say what you say? King Henry VIII???? Yes, I'm a little obsessed. It started I would say last year when I picked the book The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. (It's also a movie, don'tcha know...)
(and VERY good!)
Anyway, It's mostly about King Henry VIII and his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn, who we all know was beheaded, poor girl.
I love the drama about what went on at court and all of Henry's wives, and how back then, just one tiny comment could be considered treason, and "off with their head" became a commonplace.
I see you're all wondering where a vintage farmgirl's obsession with medieval things comes from?! I'm not sure. But this hasn't helped with my current obsession.

THE TUDORS. That's all I'm gonna say. It's a Showtime drama series with only 12 episodes a year. THAT is not nearly enough. I came across it in my Netflix search for something good, and each time I have to wait for a new disc in the mail with 3 episodes feels like torture! Of course it's all a dramatic version of what King Henry VIII was like, but it's GOOD and of course filled with lots of queens and treasonous villains.
This is the current wife I'm watching.

Jane Seymour. Pretty girl. Not so pretty back in those times I'm sure. She is one of the lucky ones and isn't beheaded. She's wife no. 3. I'm in the midst of all the swirling hate and love and action. I'm loving every minute of it!
I'm also reading anther one of Philippa Gregory's novels:

It's about King Henry's great niece Mary Queen of Scots. It's a little slow going, but I'm sure the plot will thicken soon.
Take a hint from me....for once, try something you might not think you would enjoy. You just might surprise yourself!


  1. I love the movie so I'll have to take your advice and check out the books and the tv series. It's a nice place to escape to when daily life seems blah.

  2. My daughter read "The Other Boleyn Girl" a few years ago and really loved it. I think it's packed away in one of her boxes she left at "home"... after this recommendation I may need to go find it!


  3. Didn't read the book, but I went and saw the movie as soon as it came out. At the time I was also obsessed with the Tudors. I think season 1 had just finished. Now I am a couple of seasons behind - so thanks for the reminder!


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