Short Essay Questions Key
1. Describe Mary Boleyn.
Mary Boleyn is the younger sister and rival of Anne Boleyn. The story is told through the eyes of Mary Boleyn as she matures to discover her true self.
2. Describe the motivations of the Boleyn family
The Boleyn family works tirelessly to advance the two sisters and their brother within the ranks of the king's court.
3. How does Anne attempt to have control over her sister?
Anne describes to Mary what body parts of the King to wash as Mary prepares for her adulterous affair with the King.
4. Why doesn't Henry share a bed with Mary over the Christmas holiday?
A soothsayer has told Henry that he and his Queen wife will conceive sometime over the 12 days of Christmas, causing Henry to ban Mary from his bed.
5. Why has the Queen missed her "courses"?
It is discovered that the Queen is not pregnant but is going through menopause, with symptoms such as sweating.
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