The Other Boleyn Girl

Audio problem: In the scene where Mary is leaving court and you see Henry riding a horse with Anne on the back, you can hear a siren go off twice. (01:05:30 - 01:06:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Natalie Portman's character is about to be executed, if you look at the wall behind the executioner, you can see a modern metal drainpipe.

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Continuity mistake: The morning after her wedding night, we see Mary walking with Anne telling her about the wedding night, notice Mary's braids in her hair, one braid is in a circle, yet in the next scene where Mary and Anne are folding a blanket, her braid is now down in one long braid. (00:12:20 - 00:15:30)

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King Henry viii: I have torn this country apart for you.
Anne Boleyn: For which you should thank me, not be angry.
King Henry viii: Broken with Rome.
Anne Boleyn: Freed yourself, more like, from the decadence of a corrupt church.
King Henry viii: Got rid of a good woman in the queen.
Anne Boleyn: And with Spanish blood shackles you to Rome.
King Henry viii: Of which I would be excommunicated.
Anne Boleyn: And instead, become head of a new church! The Church of England.

Mary Boleyn: How can you show your face in here? My own sister... take care, because he would only do to you what he has done to me.
Anne Boleyn: You should not have given yourself so lightly, these are the consequences.
Mary Boleyn: I gave myself to a man I loved, and he loved me.
Anne Boleyn: A man's love is worthless. Our mother's loved, look where it got her, a feeble husband. Love is of no value without power and position. If I gave the king a son, he would not be a bastard.

King Henry viii: Anne.
Anne Boleyn: Your Grace?
King Henry viii: You received my gifts?
Anne Boleyn: Yes.
King Henry viii: And? Do they not please you?
Anne Boleyn: On the contrary, my lord, they please me greatly.
King Henry viii: Then why do you insult me by returning them?
Anne Boleyn: Because you insult me by sending them at all.

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Question: At the end of the movie, it states that Mary married William Stafford, but wasn't she still married to William Carey (even though the king sent him away)?

Chosen answer: Mary was married twice. Her first husband, William Carey, died in 1528. She secretly married William Stafford, a commoner, in 1534. Her family disapproved of the match, and the couple lived out their lives in the country, away from the royal court.

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Question: Near the beginning of the movie, why did Anne think that having an affair with the king could help her get married to a rich man or a duke?

Chosen answer: Becoming the king's mistress often granted you special "gifts." The king could "strongly suggest" or simply force someone to marry someone else and he would likely reward a pleasing mistress with a duke.

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Question: Why didn't George Boleyn like his wife, Jane?

Chosen answer: It's never explained. Historically, little is known about George and Jane Boleyn’s marriage, though it is believed it was not particularly happy. At that time upper-class marriages were usually arranged by families to provide their offspring with the most advantageous situation - socially, politically, financially, and so on. It mattered little if the two parties were in love, though it was assumed the couple would eventually learn to care about each other. A woman, who was considered her husband’s property, was expected to be a dutiful and faithful wife to her spouse, whose responsibility it was to provide for his family. George and Jane may simply have been incompatible, and as divorce was unacceptable then, they may simply have had to tolerate each other. Also, some historians have theorized that George Boleyn may have been either bi-sexual or homosexual, but there is no documented proof whatsoever that George was either. There is some evidence he may have been a womanizer, though having a mistress was hardly uncommon for someone in his station. Whatever their relationship, Jane’s testimony against her husband at his trial helped condemn him to death.

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