Tracy Borman

Sat 15 July 2023

Interviewed by Martin Latham

Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I; The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

Anne Boleyn is a subject of enduring fascination. For the most part, she is considered in the context of her relationship with Tudor England’s much-married monarch. Tracy Borman argues that of even greater significance is the relationship between Anne and her daughter, the future Elizabeth I. Elizabeth was less than three years old when her mother was executed. Although she could have held precious few memories of Anne, there is in fact compelling evidence that her mother exerted a profound influence on her character, beliefs and reign.