Friday, 12 August 2011

"I know no queen in England but my mother"

In March 1534, Chapuys reported to Charles V:
When the king's 'amie' went lately to visit her daughter, she urgently solicited the princess [Mary] to visit her and honour her as queen, saying that it would be a means of reconciliation with the king, and she herself would intercede with him for her, and she would be as well or better treated than ever. The princess replied that she knew no queen in England except her mother and if the said 'amie' (whom she called madame Anne Boleyn) would do her that favour with her father she would be much obliged. The Lady repeated her remonstrances and offers and in the end threatened her but could not move the princess.

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