Anne Boleyn & Katherine of Aragon: Rival Queens?

Not Just the Tudors

History has painted Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn in two very different hues: one wife, one mistress; one Spanish, one French; one committed Catholic, one radical reformer. But a new exhibition at Hever Castle examines one curious moment of confluence, right in the midst of the crucial year of 1527. It’s a moment that suggests that Katherine and Anne had more in common than we normally imagine.

In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb goes to Hever Castle to find out more, with curators Dr. Owen Emmerson and Kate McCaffrey.

This episode was edited by Joseph Knight and produced by Rob Weinberg.

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