The Other Boleyn Girl Topics for Discussion

Philippa Gregory
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Are there any resemblances to today's politics in the 1500s in England? What could we have learned from King Henry VIII and his reign?

Gregory does a great job portraying Anne as a snake-like. What are some of the other ways we are able to visualize Anne and her demeanor? Discuss other animal imagery in the story.

Discuss some of the social effects of the attitude of medieval European culture toward women in the 1500s. In what ways is life different now for women? Is anything the same?

It seems as though Mary may the only Boleyn with a heart and conscience. Is she an honest narrator and, if so, where do you suppose she gets these more honorable traits? What makes her different from her siblings?

Discuss the Howard and Boleyn family's extensive use of the term "play." What does "playing" another person imply? Besides the...

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