Just drawing a parallel here.
The news was not received well at all.
The general consensus was that the king’s marriage to Anne would spell disaster for Anglo-Flemish trade and the people feared that England would now have to go to war with the Emperor.
In April there was a large number of public protests against the marriage and on one particular occasion a priest, Ralph Wendon, was reprimanded for saying that Anne was ‘the scandal of Christendom, a whore and a harlot’ (Weir, Pg. 246).
According to Alison Weir, when at the end of April ‘the order went out that Queen Anne was to be prayed for in churches, one London congregation walked out in disgust’ (Pg. 246). The Lord Mayor was later reprimanded for this act.
Some people were imprisoned for slandering the new Queen including Margaret Chancellor who was imprisoned after crying out ‘God save Queen Katherine! She didn’t stop there though; she also called Anne ‘a goggle-eyed whore’ (Weir, Pg. 247).
Unfortunately for Henry and Anne, news of the marriage was received with about as much enthusiasm abroad as it was at home.
The people lined the streets but remained silent, later she ate from gold plates and drank from a golden goblet.
With Anne, one of the major issues was Catherine and Anne’s seemingly naked ambition – she got her wedding day but it was a strained affair.
# Piers, you forgot the mother! She’s in on this too. She’s been colluding with Oprah – just wait for the interview! 😉
# The mother “behaved with decorum”? Did you see the nose ring? And kept “her mouth shut”? Did you hear about her cosy 6 hour talk with Oprah? And Doria gave up her day job, so she is expecting some money?
# The interview with Samantha and Piers is worth watching on youtube. She came off rather well and Piers seem to be one of Media Meg’s obedient and aggressive attack dogs. He is obviously still hoping to build on his “drink” with Smirkle back when SHE was trying desperately to be in the media and raise her own profile…..Samantha seems more angry at the way her father has been portrayed and at the fact that Smirkle has provided them with no media assistance. I would be too if my idiot sister slept with a prince and didn’t bother warning me the paps would descend on me.