Year 4 Summer 1 Reading Challenge

Anne Boleyn


Did marrying her solve any or Henry’s problems?
Anne Boleyn is an interesting character. People always felt strongly about her, they either loved her or they despised her with a passion! Here is quick look at her early years- how do you think she compared to Catherine of Aragon?
• Anne was one of three children, Mary was her eldest sister she was sweet and gentle but none to bright! Anne and her younger brother George were different. They were intelligent and wanted to do well. Their father recognised this and did his best to give them the best possible start in life.
• George went to Oxford University; he was able to speak Latin and French and was a poet and translator.
• Anne was educated in the house of Arch Duchess Margaret in France. Margaret was an impressive woman whose nickname was “Most dreaded lady” She was a fluent in many languages and wrote fine poetry in both Latin and French. She was also a very clever politician.
• Before returning to England Anne spent some time in the court of the French King Francis, a man who was very kind to all women apart from his own wife! Anne loved the French court and by this time she spoke French fluently, at this time she also polished her musical skills becoming a fine singer and dancer.
• Years after she had left the French she was still well remembered, a man called Lancelot de Carles wrote “…she was beautiful and had an elegant figure and eyes that were even more attractive.” Anne’s eyes were large and dark and she used them with skill using them as “…messengers to carry the secret witness of her heart.” Lancelot was also to write “…such was their power, that many men were hers to command”.
• In 1521 Anne returned to England.
• By early New Year of 1522 she was working as one of Queen Catherine’s ladies in waiting- she was to make quite an impression!

Bronze – answer the questions

(1). How many brothers and sisters did Anne Boleyn have? What were their names?

(2). Why were Anne and George different from Mary?

(3). What did George do?

(4). Where was Anne educated? What did she learn to do there?

(5). What did Anne do before returning to England?

(6). Who wrote about Anne after she had left France?

(7). When did Anne return to England?

Silver

Using the information you have read write a detailed description of Anne Boleyn/

Gold

Using what you have read and your own inference and deduction skills, write a paragraph that compares Anne to her sister Mary.

3 thoughts on “Year 4 Summer 1 Reading Challenge

  1. 1. Anne had 1 brother called George and one sister call Mary
    2. Anne and George were different from Mary because they wanted to achieve life.
    3. George went to oxford university and learnt French and Latin
    4. She was educated at Arch Duchess Margaret and she learnt French
    5. Before returning to England Anne spent spent some time in the court of French king Francis and learnt French Fluently.
    6.Lancelot De Carlos wrote about Anne When Anne left France.
    7. Anne returned to England in 1521

    Silver
    Anne had 1 brother and 1 elder sister. She wanted to be intelligent she was very good at French and her sister was not as bright as her.
    George went to oxford university. All of them wanted to be intelligent as their Father notice that but it was only Anne and George. Mary was gentle but not as intelligent as Anne.

    Gold
    Mary was gentle but Anne is intelligent
    Anne has learnt more than Mary but she is gentle
    Anne can do better dancing but Mary cant
    Anne is a better singer but Mary isn’t
    Anne is a good musician but Mary isn’t.

  2. Bronze
    (1). How many brothers and sisters did Anne Boleyn have? What were their names?
    Anne Boleyn had 1 brother,George,and 1 sister, Mary.
    (2). Why were Anne and George different from Mary?
    Anne and George were different from Mary because they both spoke French had they wanted to achieve in life.
    (3). What did George do?
    George went to Oxford University and spoke French and Latin. He was also a translator and poet.
    (4). Where was Anne educated? What did she learn to do there?
    She got educated in Arch Duchess Margaret in France and learnt to speak French and Latin. She was a clever politician.
    (5). What did Anne do before returning to England?
    She visited the French court and became a better musician,singer and dancer. She also got fluent in French and knew how to speak French well.
    (6). Who wrote about Anne after she had left France?
    Lancelot De Carles wrote about her.
    (7). When did Anne return to England?
    She returned to England in 1521.
    Sliver
    In early life Anne,wanted to be an intelligent girl and do well in everything. Anne was an educated person and she could speak well French. She was also a great musician and a fine dancer and singer. A man called Lancelot de Carles wrote “…she was beautiful and had an elegant figure and eyes that were even more attractive.” Lancelot was also to write “…such was their power, that many men were hers to command and messengers to carry the secret witness of her heart.”
    After that she returned to glorious and the faraway England in 1521.
    Gold
    Mary was a gentle girl but not too intelligent as Anne. Mary was gentle but not so bright whereas Anne just wanted to do well and achieve. She also wanted to be a politician .Anne,by her description,is probably a more graceful woman than her sister Mary. Anne is a better musician,singer and dancer than Mary because she has practiced but Mary hasn’t.
    So I think Anne was more successful than her older sister Mary.

  3. BRONZE
    1. Anne had one brother who was called Goerge and one sister who was called Mary.
    2. Anne and George were different from Mary because Mary was kind and caring.
    3. George learnt Latin and French.
    4. Anne was educated in the house of Arch Duchess Margaret she learnt French.
    5. She spent some time in the court of the French King.
    6. Lancelot de Charles wrote about Anne.
    7. Anne returned to England in1512.

    SILVER
    1. Anne’s eyes were large and dark.

    GOLD
    Anne was no where near how here sister was because Mary was kind and caring while Anne was innteligent.

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