In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I answer questions that I’m regularly asked about Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, which took place 19th May 1536.
What were the charges against Anne Boleyn?
When was Anne Boleyn executed?
Where was Anne Boleyn executed?
Who was at Anne Boleyn’s execution?
Which ladies attended Anne Boleyn at her execution?
What did Anne Boleyn wear at her execution?
How as Anne Boleyn executed?
Was Anne Boleyn blindfolded?
Who was Anne Boleyn’s executioner?
What did Anne Boleyn say at her execution?
Where was Anne Boleyn buried?
Was Anne Boleyn’s head put on a pike?
Were Anne Boleyn’s remains ever exhumed?
What sources do we have for Anne Boleyn’s execution?
What was the reaction to Anne Boleyn’s execution in Europe?
My article on the exhumation of Anne Boleyn’s remains can be found here.
And now for some fun – it is 2020 after all and we need fun! Here is a screen capture that my dear friend Sheena sent me of the YouTube closed captioning for the above video. What I’m actually saying is “crimson kirtle, an ermine-trimmed grey damask robe….” Ha!
Today, 26th July, is the feast day of St Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary and grandmother of Jesus Christ. Happy St Anne’s Day to any Annes or Annas out there! Have a wonderful day!
St Anne was very important to Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII and mother of Queen Elizabeth I, and a pageant at her coronation procession in 1533 took St Anne, combined with Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge, as its theme.
Find out more about the pageant at Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and why St Anne was chosen as the theme, in this “on this day” video.
You can read Nasim’s article on Anne Boleyn’s coronation procession here
Also on this day in Tudor history, 26th July 1588, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort in an effort to prevent the Spanish Armada from travelling up the Thames and attacking London. Find out what had led up to this day in last year’s video:
On this day in Tudor history, 25th July 1535, the Feast of St James, the imperial ambassador wrote about a furious King Henry VIII who’d apparently been nearly driven to commit murder! What had angered the king? Well, it involved Henry VIII’s fool and some foolish name-calling. Find out more in my latest “on this […]
On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1545, Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank right in front of his eyes in the Battle of the Solent between the English and French fleets. But why did the Mary Rose sink? In today’s “on this day” video, I share the various theories on the sinking […]
If you’re anything like me, then you are fed up of 2020! What a year, and we’re only in July! One of the things that is helping keeping me going at the moment is the thought of next year’s tours. As you know, I co-lead luxury historical tours with Philippa Lacey Brewell of British History […]
On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1536, Thomas Cromwell, the king’s right-hand man, was formally appointed Lord Privy Seal. The previous holder of the office had been Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, who’d been stripped of the office following the falls of his children, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord […]
Queen Teasel would like you to know that due to popular demand (thank you to all those who asked for it!), she has allowed her image to be put on some merchandise for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel as she has so many fans for her Teasel’s Tudor Trivia videos. She […]
On this day in Tudor history, 29th June 1537, just over a year after the execution of his former sweetheart, Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Algernon Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, died at around the age of thirty-five. Percy had been ill for some time, and had actually collapsed after he sat in judgement on Anne […]
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