Balazs, Thomas P.
Hampton, Bryan Adams; Whorton, Kristine K.
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Beheaded: an alternate look into the life of England's most notorious queen is a craft paper and accompanying novel chapters. The craft paper focuses on dialogue and its use in historical fiction to build both character and setting. The novel Beheaded is a historical fiction that focuses on Anne Boleyn, queen of England and second wife of Henry VIII. Anne served as queen from 1533 until her execution on May 19, 1536. She is one of the most notorious royal women in history, and she was never formally charged, witchcraft is one of the many claims laid against her during her trial. She was ultimately beheaded after she was found guilty of conspiracy against the king, however, rumors about her supernatural gifts lingered even after her death. This story reimagines Anne’s life as if she were a witch, while also showcasing her political successes and failures, emotional hardships, and her intense relationship with Henry.
I would first like to thank my thesis director Thomas Balazs as well as my other committee members Bryan Hampton and Kristine Whorton. Their guidance and encouragement throughout this process has been so valuable to me. I'd also like to thank all my educators who have fostered a love of reading and writing in me that has led to this moment. I'd like to specifically recognize Mrs. Stacy Reeves, who allowed me to begin studying the craft of writing in her class and acted as my mentor through the beginnings of my writing journey. Finally, I will also thank my parents and grandparents: my mom Kelley Bell and stepdad Mike Bell, my dad Billy Burgess Jr. and stepmom Kristie Burgess, and grandparents: Billy Burgess Sr. and Linda Burgess, and Sharon Clark, who have all tirelessly supported me through my academic career. Thank you all so much.
B. F. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Historical fiction; Witchcraft
Anne Boleyn, Queen, consort of Henry VIII, King of England, 1507-1536--Fiction
Literature in English, North America
67 unnumbered leaves
Burgess, Marion Renee, "Beheaded: an alternate look into the life of England's most notorious queen" (2022). Honors Theses.