Why are we all so obsessed with Anne Boleyn?

Danielle Handley

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Professional - willing to speak to any group
Paid: from £100, depending on travel and notice period.
16th August 2020
Tudors | Anne Boleyn | Tudor History | Popular Culture

Anne Boleyn, that most seductive and fascinating of Henry VIII's wives, even almost 500 years after her meteoric rise and sudden fall. But why are we still so obsessed with this queen?

In this talk, we explore how Anne Boleyn has been reinvented and reinterpreted in pop culture, fiction and film in line with the ever changing ideals of powerful womanhood, whilst also asking how much of the actual woman remains present in these retellings, and why are we all still as enthralled with her as we have ever been.

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About Danielle Handley

Looking for an experienced and engaging speaker for your conference, event or workshop? You've come to the right place.

Hi! I'm Danielle, and I am a Public Historian.

Whether you are looking for a formal or informal talk, to an audience of academics, professionals, hobbyists or the casually interested, I would be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise with you.

​I have had the privilege to give talks and tours for The National Trust, Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and Historic Royal Palaces. I LOVE the past. Discovering it, reading about it, understanding it, but most of all I love to share it with others.

This passion has fuelled me to achieve a First Class BA with Honours in History, and a Distinction level Masters in Public History, both from Royal Holloway, University of London. During that time, I developed a speciality in history education, with particular focuses on the links between the heritage industry, historians and schools, and working to improve the way women and other marginalised histories are included in the curriculum.

To find out more about me, please go to: www.daniellehandley.com

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