“I charge thee, fling away ambition:
By that sin fell the angels.”
Or Nan Bullen as the common folk called her.
As with Katherine, her story is too well-known to repeat. In the play, Anne is the enchantress. The bad woman.
Elena of Moldavia/Elena Voloshank
Elena apparently married Ivan the Terrible’s son, Ivan Ivanovich.
I have no sources for Elena but please refer to –
Elena, like Anne, represents a Reformation. A new type of religion that brought about great and bloody change.
I can conjecture about her reflections in Fake History. She is also Diane de Poitiers and (oh, my broken heart) Mary Stuart/Mary, Queen of Scots.
In the history of the British Isles, there is one bright, tragic figure. Mary Stuart. But what if she is a twisted memory of someone exiled to England, imprisoned and summarily executed.
In the 16th century, England was a territory under the rule of the Empire. Maybe Zoë was served justice after all.
“In her days every man shall eat in safety
Under his own vine what he plants; and sing
The merry songs of peace to all his neighbours.”