Was Mary Boleyn Really The Mistress Of King Francis I of France? | History And Other Thoughts

Eric Ives once famously commented that everything we know about Mary Boleyn “could be written on the back of a postcard with room to spare”. So, basically, we know nothing. Only a few random facts historians have been painstakingly trying, for centuries, to stitch together. One of these facts is Mary’s relationship with King Francis I of Francis. She was his mistress. Not his official mistress, but one of his many lovers.

Or so all the history books say. But was that really true? Mmmm… When we start examining the evidence, we appallingly realise…

Source: Was Mary Boleyn Really The Mistress Of King Francis I Of France? | History And Other Thoughts.

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2 thoughts on “Was Mary Boleyn Really The Mistress Of King Francis I of France? | History And Other Thoughts

  1. Nice to see this much-maligned woman receiving some support. It’s so easy to just accept all the bad things written after the deaths of historical figures, and likewise to believe the false praise given to many others. As the author rightly states, we will never really know the truth.
    (Richard the Third, anyone?)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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