The poet and the queen

Thomas Wyatt and Anne Boleyn in historical biofiction

Stephanie Russo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This essay investigates a number of historical biofictions about the Tudor poet Thomas Wyatt’s relationship with Anne Boleyn, arguing that the persistent drive to read Boleyn into Wyatt’s verse represents an understanding of literature as a confessional mode. Wyatt becomes the Romantic poet-genius, inspired by his muse, Anne Boleyn.

Original languageEnglish
Journala/b: Auto/Biography Studies
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 5 Jul 2019


  • Anne Boleyn
  • authorship
  • biofiction
  • historical fiction
  • Thomas Wyatt

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