January 25th, 2012

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Noli Me Tangere, by athousandwinds (PG)

Fandom Category: Real Person Fic
Pairing: Anne Boleyn/Henry Percy
Fic Title: Noli Me Tangere
Author: athousandwinds
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/154250
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Angst
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: A brilliant short fic where two former lovers meet again, both having been pushed far away from each other, only to find their way back. I absolutely adore this story because it focuses on a great part of Anne Boleyn's history that The Tudors completely cut from the show -- her romance with Henry Percy, the heir to the Earl of Northumberland. It was almost a fairytale romance for them, only to have it shattered by a multitude of parties -- Percy's father, who had already arranged a marriage for Percy, Cardinal Wolsey, who had also already planned for Percy's marriage and for Anne's as well, Anne's family, and quite possibly even the king himself. An excellent look into the minds of two people who'd once loved each other, but whom neither got happily ever after.

Special Rec: 25/31