Amazing hand-written love notes in the margin of a prayer book between a lovesick Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, as he wooed her, are to be revealed in a new BBC television series. The scribbled messages, his one written in French, reveal the intensity of the king’s passion for his future wife, as he expressed his ardour with a note in her Book of Hours.
Symbolically writing his message on a page depicting the ‘Man of Sorrows’ he tells Miss Boleyn: ‘If you remember my love in your prayers as strongly as I adore you, I shall hardly be forgotten, for I am yours. Henry R. forever.
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