Honors Program

Honors in English, Honors in History

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

John Rankin Ph.D, Kevin O'Donnell Ph.D.

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Martha Michieka Ph.D, Daniel Newcomer Ph.D


Writers and historians from earlier centuries imagined Anne Boleyn as a villain; a forward and evil woman intent on destroying Henry VII and his image. Modern accounts have been more accommodating, offering that she was misunderstood due to the constraints of the times. In an attempt to discover the historical Anne, I will be comparing and contrasting how she has been perceived in fiction and non-fiction literature, and will examine how the perception of Anne has shifted through time.


East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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