Tuesday, 30 September 2008

You know how in Sejarah Form 4 there's one small picture saying that King Henry VIII decided to split from the Catholic Church so that he could marry Anne Boleyn?

I have to admit, I've been rather interested in Tudor history for some time now. I was fascinated by how Anne Boleyn manipulated her way to the throne and changed everything. I like that part of England's history, from how Henry married his brother's widow to the death of the last Tudor, Elizabeth.

There's been 2 films this year of that period, namely Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and The Other Boleyn Girl, which is about the Boleyn sisters, Anne and Mary.

But now, I can say I'm a fan of Philippa Gregory.

She's an author.

She writes historical fiction.

Yes, she wrote a few books on Tudors. I've read The Other Boleyn Girl, and found it highly interesting.

Now I might sound like a bookworm, but I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance now. And unfortunately, I have another one which I've yet to read, The Other Queen.

I daresay that I do not like history. Yet I'm drawn to this period. Somehow I just want to know more about it.

It's like an obsession.
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