“After all, this is our meal ticket and our fortune that we are sending to his bed, hardly a girl at all. Come, child! You have work to do for us Boleyns, and we are counting on you!”
— George Boleyn, to his sisters Mary and Anne
I’m currently working my way through The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, and I’m having a hard time putting it down! Full review to come but I thought this line spoke volumes about the perceived role of women during the Tudor era (plus a shitload of other eras, arguably). Anyone read this book? Would love your thoughts!