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Henry VIII Characters

Old Lady is Anne Bullen’s chaperone. 

A raunchy, worldly woman, she mocks the young woman for her claims to not want a rich position in life. She enjoys suggestive jokes and can see what the King’s gift to Anne portends. She has been at court for 16 years, but has not profited by it. She becomes one of Anne’s attendants when the latter becomes Queen, and is one of the women helping her in labor; she brings the news of the child’s birth to the King, bursting into his presence without respect. Though given a large reward for the news, she aims for more.

 

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