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Whitehall University [1] is a fanfiction on Archive Of Our Own by boleynqueens, started on the 29th of December 2015 and currently a Work-in-Progress. Described as a 'modern college au' of the Tudors, with the primary setting being Whitehall University, a modern version of Whitehall Palace.


This series provides examples of:

  • Adaptational Sexuality: Mary Boleyn and Elizabeth Blount become WLW, though Mary married a man for love in Real Life and Bessie Blount gave birth to Henry VIII's child.
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  • Altar Diplomacy: Katherine and Henry are only really engaged because it will help their parents' businesses.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: The royals and aristocrats of 16th Century England now attend college in California.
  • Betty and Veronica: For Henry, with his fiancee Katherine as his Betty and Anne as his Veronica.
  • Bi the Way: Lizzie Blount.
  • Brainy Brunette: Anne is on a scholarship.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: How Henry thinks of his mother.
  • Ethical Slut: Lizzie.
  • Everyone Loves Blondes: Lizzie Blount is pretty popular, and nearly everyone loves Mary.
  • Experimented in College: Lizzie seems like this at first. Often assumed about her by others.
  • Freudian Slip: In Chapter One, Mary calls Lizzie Blount "Lizzie Blunt". Lampshaded.
  • Girl-on-Girl Is Hot: Lizzie invokes this regularly, and Anne uses it so Mary gets a chance to talk to Henry.
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  • Hands-Off Parenting: It's mentioned that with their mother dead, George on a gap year and their father away, the Boleyn girls rarely had a curfew or rules.
  • Jerkass Woobie: Brandon can be entitled, rude, and mean, but he does have more than his fair share of problems, such as constantly feeling inadequate, having to support his family during high school and having extreme financial hardship while trying to keep up with his billionaire best friend.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: Mary is a sorority girl who loves girls.
  • Scholarship Student: Anne needs a 3.8 GPA to stay at Whitehall. Her sister Mary stays in her sorority to help keep her dance scholarship.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: Yeah, Henry totally "won" the luxury dorm room.
  • The Kindness Of Strangers: Harry Percy is introduced checking on Anne after a bad encounter with Brandon, even though they don't know each other.
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