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Anne Boleyn in Theses, Dissertations & Nonfiction Books

A Collection of links to free post-secondary research into Henry VIII’s second wife. 

OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

To offer you free resources to learn about one of the most talked about women in history – Anne Boelyn.

This is a collection of theses, dissertations and books written on your favorite subject. Take the time to absorb all the views of these brilliant historians and authors.


THESES & DISSERTATIONS ON ANNE BOLEYN

The Politics of Public Relations: Concepts of Image, Reputation and Authority in Henry VIII’s England

Lyndsi Lewis

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/gradschool_theses/4060/


The unluckiest queen: A gendered examination of Anne Boleyn (2016)

Alternative title(s): Gendered examination of Anne Boleyn

 Hetherington, Anna Kathleen

https://digitallibrary.sdsu.edu/islandora/object/sdsu%3A1430


Martyr, Victim, Schemer, or Queen? Debating the Character of Anne Boleyn from Tudor England to the Present Day (thesis)

https://dspace.wlu.edu/handle/11021/34437


Anne Boleyn: Living a Thousand Lives Forever Amanda S. Nicholson East Tennessee State University

https://dc.etsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1398&context=honors


The Fall of Anne Boleyn:   A Historiographical Study By Joann Conger


Iconic 16th Century Queens: Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots as Portrayed in Contemporary Historical Fiction by Women

Anna Dögg Gylfadóttir 

https://skemman.is/handle/1946/32631?locale=en


Anne Boleyn: Whore or Martyr? An Individual’s Religious Beliefs Shaping the Perception of the Queen of England

https://scholarworks.calstate.edu/concern/theses/05741t56m?locale=en


Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII 


Reframing the Role of Renaissance Women: Anne Boleyn as a Humanist 

Kara E. Guthrie 

Georgia Southern University

https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1591&context=honors-theses


The unblemished concubine: Representations of Anne Boleyn in the English written word, 2000-2012 [Thesis].

Saxton, Laura. (2015).  https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9780ae3bac0

https://acuresearchbank.acu.edu.au/item/891v6/the-unblemished-concubine-representations-of-anne-boleyn-in-the-english-written-word-2000-2012


Patriarchal Dynamics in Politics: How Anne Boleyn ’s Femininity Brought her Power and Death 

Rebecca Ries-Roncalli 

John Carroll University

https://collected.jcu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1111&context=honorspapers


Anne Boleyn: a Significant Historical Personality

https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/anne-boleyn-a-significant-historical-personality/


A “Princely Lady”: The Religion, Power and Identity of Anne Boleyn Alexandra Elise Deselms (2014)

https://digscholarship.unco.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1077&context=urj


‘Skewed intimacies and subcultural identities: Anne Boleyn and the expression of fealty in a social media forum’ 

Mickey Mayhew 


The Role and Influence of Anne Boleyn Cynthia L. Abrams Riverdale High School 

https://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1097&context=younghistorians


Spring 2013 An Innocent Victim?: The P An Innocent Victim?: The Portrayal of Anne Bole al of Anne Boleyn in F yn in French Drama, Art, and Literature of the 1830s 

Molly Driscoll 

University of New Hampshire – Main Campus 

https://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1150&context=honors 


BOOKS

List of nonfiction books on Anne Boleyn

Learning the truth about Anne Boleyn must begin with proper sources. These books provided below are ones that I know were properly researched and written. Some may have theories you disagree with (and some may have been published long ago), but it’s important to read other theories so that you can research and determine your own.


The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII

By Retha Warnicke


The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn

By Eric Ives


Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions

By G.W. Bernard


The Creation of Anne Boleyn: A New Look at England’s Most Notorious Queen

By Susan Bordo


The Afterlife of Anne Boleyn – Representations of Anne Boleyn in Fiction and on the Screens

By Stephanie Russo


Anne Boleyn: Henry VIII’s Obsession

By Elizabeth Norton


The Anne Boleyn Papers

By Elizabeth Norton


Anne Boleyn: The Queen of Controversy

By Lacey Baldwin-Smith

1 comment

  1. Hi Rebecca, thank you for this amazing list of theses, dissertations and nonfiction books on Anne Boleyn. I’m particularly interested in Rebecca Ries-Roncalli’s study of Anne Boleyn’s femininity leading to her demise. Lacey Bonar-Hull’s discussion of gossip surrounding Anne’s early time at court is very intriguing to be sure. It’s so I retesting to think of how Anne used and misused her femininity in the contexts of her time and in relation to Henry’s mercurial moods. Thanks again!

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