Anne Boleyn CornelliToday I will be raising a glass to Queen Anne Boleyn, a woman whose life was cut short by an awful miscarriage of justice on this day in 1536 when she was beheaded by “the Sword of Calais” at the Tower of London. She had been condemned to death for high treason on 15th May 1536, after having been found guilty of adultery, incest and conspiring to kill her husband, King Henry VIII.

To mark the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution, I want to share with you a extract from the audio book of The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown audio book about the day of her execution. The audio book is currently on offer for $5 if you want to hear more – see Just press play to hear my account of the 19th May.

You may be interested in the following video if you’re interested in finding out more about where Anne was imprisoned, executed and laid to rest:

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