Tudor England. It is during the reign of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. As her time in power nears an end, Anne is greatly disheartened by the false accusations of adultery, high treason and incest she is arrested for, and the cold-heartedness of her father for his lack of defense in her honor. Upon her death, she vows revenge on those who have wronged her, and the simple change of her death sentence from beheading to hanging grants her the opportunity to execute her wish on those who betrayed her.
Unknown forces of inconceivable dark magic abounds. Anne discovers she has risen from her grave because of her denouncement of God just moments before her hanging, and resurrects two others from their untimely, wrongful deaths–her brother, George, and her favorite court musician and dear friend, Mark Smeaton. This unlikely trio will drive Whitehall Palace to madness, bringing those closest to Anne to their knees, begging for mercy and forgiveness.
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Anne Boleyn – “The Most Happy”
If Anne truly was ‘The Most Happy”, her happiness didn’t last for long. Unwillingly placed into a political position of power, she became a pawn in her uncle and father’s ploy to rise to power themselves. This, in the end, would be a dangerous game that cost their niece and daughter her very life.
She was said to have charmed and wooed King Henry for seven years before marrying him in 1533, and that road to marriage was paved with scandal, even more so afterwards. She had a huge involvement in the religious reformations that eventually severed Tudor England from the Catholic church, and many were not fond of the idea of Anne replacing the Queen Katharine, a devout Catholic and devoted wife, whom Henry had sent away in order to be with Anne in the first place.
With no male heirs, and a promise from Anne that she would bear him a son, imagine Henry’s dismay when she did not abide by her own promise, and gave birth to a girl instead. After several more attempts at having a male child with no success, Henry’s love for Anne began to grow colder, their relationship became stormier, and her worries increased.
Soon after, Henry’s eyes fell on one of Anne’s ladies-in-waiting (a demure and gentle Jane Seymour, who was said to have been placed in such a charge by Henry himself), and Anne’s downfall quickly followed. Accusation after accusation followed–adulterer, witch, high treason, and even having been involved an incestuous relationship with her own brother George, not to mention having failed at giving Henry a son. All the men blamed of having carnal relations with Anne were beheaded, and Anne herself was beheaded on May 19th, 1536. Her three year-reign was at an end.
Boleyn: Tudor Vampire is an alternate-reality, dark fantasy, where a ‘what-if’ tale has been spun. Accused of so many wrongdoings, but having her death sentence changed from beheading to hanging at the last minute by Henry, Anne curses everything, including God, at the very moment of her death. Days later, she rises from her grave, confused as to what has happened to her and why, but with revenge on her mind as well. It’s not long before all those involved with her downfall will feel her wrath–with Henry being saved for the very last.
She is not alone in this grisly quest, however. She resurrects her brother George, who sadly, can only be a zombie, and Mark Smeaton–another one of the accused–returns as a ghost. While Smeaton taunts Whitehall Palace with his ghostly melodies on his violin, Anne and her brother pay their father a visit, with some very frightening results for him. She even gains the trust of Thomas Wyatt, her former love, and a rather twisted romance begins to unfurl between them. This is only the beginning of Anne’s journey into the world of darkness she has woven around her.
I’m a huge horror fan, and I love vampires and anything that goes bump-in-the-night. Historical-themed fiction isn’t exactly my genre, but my muse kept bugging me to write a ‘revenge’ story for Anne after I had watched “The Tudors” series a few times. It definitely became a huge inspiration. Thus, Boleyn: Tudor Vampire was born. I hope at best it’s an entertaining read, as I had fun creating it.
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