Thomas Boleyn: The father of the bride

In the eyes of many of his contemporaries, Thomas Boleyn was a callous opportunist, willing to sacrifice his daughter, Anne, on the altar of his own ambition. But is this verdict fair? Lauren Mackay explores the life of the controversial head of the Boleyn family

Our illustration shows Thomas Boleyn, whose flair for diplomacy and mastery of languages made him one of Henry VIII's most trusted ambassadors. (Illustration by Sean McSorley)

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