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King Henry VIII wasted no time in May 1536. With wife number 2 dead and buried, he quickly moved on to wife number 3, getting betrothed to Jane Seymour the day after Anne Boleyn’s execution and marrying her ten days later.
I give all the details in today’s final Fall of Anne Boleyn video, including the “murmurings” about the king and his new sweetheart.
Hever Castle was the childhood home of Queen Anne Boleyn and is now home to portraits and artefacts linked to her, including two Books of Hours.
Thanks to the team at Hever (thank you Alison, Owen and Helen!), Claire Ridgway, author of “The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown”, had the honour and pleasure of taking a close look at Anne Boleyn’s Books of Hours and even holding them.
In this video, Claire interviews Hever Castle supervisor, Owen Emmerson, about these two beautiful books.
Also, on the morning of the 19th May, the anniversary of Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, Hever Castle invited me to go up on the roof and help hoist Queen Anne Boleyn’s flag! Exciting!
Today is, of course, the anniversary of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, on 19th May 1536 at the Tower of London. In today’s video, I explain exactly what happened on this day and share Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution speech. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily […]
Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled to take place on 18th May 1536 so Anne prepared herself for death. How did Anne prepare herself? Why was her execution postponed? What exactly happened on this day in 1536? I explain everything in today’s Fall of Anne Boleyn video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos […]
On this day in 1536, 17th May, George Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were executed on Tower Hill for high treason after being found guilty of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn and conspiring with her to kill King Henry VIII. In today’s video, I share what happened on […]
On this day in 1536, the condemned Queen Anne Boleyn’s spirits seemed to have lifted and she was hoping for mercy. Why? What could have made her so hopeful? I look at what happened to Anne on this day and also talks about the five men, who were preparing for their executions. I’m doing these […]
Our last full day on the Anne Boleyn Experience Tour 2019 was perfect in every way. The sun was shining down on us as we left Hever for our day at the Tower of London and it kept shining on us all day. We had a wonderful time at the Tower, enjoying time with our […]
On this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers presided over by their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. Did they have any hope of justice? What happened? What do the contemporary sources tell us? And what happened when George disobeyed […]