A Man for All Seasons

Anne Boleyn Character Analysis

The second wife of King Henry VIII. She never appears onstage, but sets in motion many of the play’s events. She and Henry begin an affair while he is still married to his first wife, Catherine, but he needs to find a way to annul his marriage so that any children he has with Anne with be his legitimate heirs. Anne eventually became queen and gave birth to Elizabeth I, who would rule England for almost fifty years.
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Anne Boleyn Character Timeline in A Man for All Seasons

The timeline below shows where the character Anne Boleyn appears in A Man for All Seasons. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 1
The Meaning of Silence Theme Icon
Conscience, Integrity, and Reputation Theme Icon
Man’s Law vs. God’s Law Theme Icon
...Wolsey hear the trumpet announcing the King. He’s returning from an evening with his mistress, Anne Boleyn. Wolsey asks how More is going to make sure the King has a legitimate... (full context)
Act 2
The Meaning of Silence Theme Icon
Conscience, Integrity, and Reputation Theme Icon
...and he believes that the war has been waged only because Henry wanted to marry Anne, instead of for some deeper moral reason. (full context)
The Meaning of Silence Theme Icon
Man’s Law vs. God’s Law Theme Icon
...list of people who have already sworn to it. More explains that he recognizes Queen Anne’s children as legitimate heirs because “the King in Parliament tells me that they are,” but... (full context)