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Have you cried over Anne?
April 23, 2012
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Sophie1536
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Wondered if anyone else has ever cried over Anne Boleyn?
I’ve cried over her and for her Cry I’ve not just cried on 19th May but at other times whilst reading something or I’ve seen something about her. I do think happy thoughts of her and are grateful for her life but I must admit I do cry alot over her…………

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April 23, 2012
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Yes I have sometimes had tears especially when reading something about her. Her thoughts of her mother when she was taken to the tower, imagining that walk to the scaffold not understanding anything except her husband who had loved her so much was having her killed, leaving her daughter etc.
I have watched the Tudor series dvds on my laptop (I don’t have TV) but did not cry at any of that until Anne cried in the tower and the end Henry’s death etc.
It is more reading and putting myself into her shoes to try and feel what she felt, that is when I get emotional.

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April 23, 2012
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Anne’s story is very emotional, and I have many times shed tears for her, for her brother, for Elizabeth, and for all those innocently taken down in the plot. I recall reading Ives the first time, and being moved by his words. He had a poetic way of describing Anne, especially in the final chapter. He makes her human.

I wept uncontrollably during Anne’s execution in The Tudors. Natalie did an amazing job of showing Anne’s courage at the end. She never wavered in her strength and conviction. Not to mention the background music, which added a certain atmosphere. I believe the song was Jerusalem.

I agree, Maggyann about putting myself in her shoes. I cannot image the fear she felt, or how she summoned the courage to walk up the scaffold’s stairs. It is in these moments, I find my heart aching for her, and not knowing if I could, in the same situation, go to my death with the same courage and strength.

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April 24, 2012
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I’ve cried for her. Whenever I read about her walk to the scaffold or see it in a movie, I can’t help but cry for the unfairness of it all for her as well as the others.

April 24, 2012
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I have several times. Examples: At the end of the book ‘Threads’ by Nell Gavin, Reading her scaffold speech, Bujold’s – Portman’s – & Dormer’s execution scenes, thinking about little Elizabeth losing her mother, and every May 19th I think about her alot though I may not cry that day I still think about her.

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April 24, 2012
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Sometimes…It’s ususally when a piece of prose is so well written you can not only see yourself there but feel everything and smell what’s going on around you.

I can’t recall ever crying when I’ve watched a version of Anne…apart from the Abomination which is TOBG…but that wasn’t out of pity for Anne’s fate.

Okay ….i was so riled up, it was tears of frustration…

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April 24, 2012
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Yes, many times. Books about Anne’s execution can make me cry if written well. I cried during The Tudors when she was watching her brother’s death. In fact I was blubbering during that scene. That was very emotional. Of course I cried from the time she started walking to the scaffold until well after the death scene.

June 7, 2012
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I have cried over her too, when reading letters written from her to Henry and also letters from him to her, the letter that she wrote for the king when she was in the tower asking for her to be freed that he never received which I think is so cruel also how she was feeling thinking what she had to go trough and her daughter it’s such an awful end, x

June 7, 2012
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kaytiesmummy said

I have cried over her too, when reading letters written from her to Henry and also letters from him to her, the letter that she wrote for the king when she was in the tower asking for her to be freed that he never received which I think is so cruel also how she was feeling thinking what she had to go trough and her daughter it’s such an awful end, x

I’m not too sure, but I think Henry did get Anne’s letter after she had been killed. What happened to it is anyone’s guess. It’s possible Henry just threw it on the fire, but Henry did have a habit of squirrelling things away so it’s possible he kept it. Which would have possibly been destroyed in Oliver Cromwell time. As for crying over Anne actually no I just felt incredibily angry that she had to die, just because Henry was sick of her. She was an innocent victim in his master game of chess. Anne had won the game through as whatever Henry started Elizabeth finished and finished in style too. A case of Check mate dad take that..

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June 8, 2012
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I thought that the letter “From the Lady in the Tower'” was a fake.. need to find my Ives book…should never tidy up…

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June 8, 2012
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Anyanka said

I thought that the letter “From the Lady in the Tower'” was a fake.. need to find my Ives book…should never tidy up…

It was found in Cromwell’s papers – it’s supposedly a copy of a letter given to Cranmer or Kingston. Most historians say its fake because it is not in Anne’s handwriting, but if it was a copy it obviously wouldn’t be. They also think she wouldn’t take the risk of angering Henry even more, but this is Anne we are talking about…

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June 8, 2012
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Many people don’t think this letter was from Anne for the reasons given by Ellie. I agree with her that this is Anne we are talking about. I don’t think there is anything in that letter that Anne would not have said.

Here is the letter with the pro’s and cons of it being authentic:

http://www.theanneboleynfiles……enry-viii/

June 8, 2012
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Thank you for that Sharon. I agree with both you and Ellie, the letter just doesn’t seem like something Anne would write. In fact parts of it seem to ring like some KOA would have written.
The writer of this letter clearly in my opinion didn’t seem to know Anne at all.

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June 9, 2012
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I agree, I don’t believe Anne wrote that letter, and if she had written Henry a letter from the tower I think it’d be a more angier-ish letter. Remember Genevieve Bujold’s speech she gave Henry in the tower? Yeah that’s what i’d imagine being in a letter Anne would of written days before her death. Taunting him with the infidelity rumors and saying she never loved him but swearing Elizabeth was his. That speech is soo Anne and what she’d wanna say to Henry.

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June 10, 2012
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Anyanka said

Sometimes…It’s ususally when a piece of prose is so well written you can not only see yourself there but feel everything and smell what’s going on around you.

I can’t recall ever crying when I’ve watched a version of Anne…apart from the Abomination which is TOBG…but that wasn’t out of pity for Anne’s fate.

Okay ….i was so riled up, it was tears of frustration…

LOL Anyanka. I must admit there were a few teeth marks in the woodwork here, where I was chewing the furniture in sheer annoyance.
Having re read the so called last letter of Anne’s I’m convinced that who ever wrote it was an blinking idiot.. Did Cromwell perhaps write it to make sure Henry would execute her? and to perhaps justify that Henry’s decision to be rid of Anne was right? Henry as we have all said at one point or other found it easier to blame everybody else for his shortcommings.

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June 15, 2012
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Anne knew that there was no way out for her, and that she was going to die, so although her scaffold speech was what would be expected. I would have thought her supposed letter to Henry from the Tower would be very cutting and brutal. Anne would have had nothing to lose would she?
So Anne would let him have it with all guns blazing, it wouldn’t have made a difference to the outcome.
Elizabeth was already declared a bastard so she wouldn’t have come to any harm as the damage was already done there.
Perhaps the real letter was a brutal and cutting letter and was destroyed by Cromwell and replaced with this letter?
We’ll never really know for sure. But I don’t believe this letter is anything to do with Anne at all.

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June 18, 2012
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That letter is interesting, and though I tend to think it is a fake, it is curious it was found amongst Cromwells papers. Maybe Anne did write to him from the Tower and Cromwell kept it back from Henry in case Henry changed his mind?

I watched ‘Anne of the Thousand Days’ again last night and was all churned up at Annes’ execution scene. I forget how powerful that scene really is Cry

June 19, 2012
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Yes I agree. The execution scene in Anne of a Thousand Days is very heartbreaking. It’s a brilliant film with a brilliant cast.

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August 5, 2012
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Yes i have, over the ususal films, when i visited hever and read her book there. But for some reason when i visited her resting place at st peter ad vincula church, i was dumbstruck, couldn’t seem to think or feel. Was a bit miffed at this.

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May 15, 2013
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I was lucky enough to play Anne in a theatrical production, and I cried every night. And admired her more every night! Agree with Heidi too, I just talked around the st peter ad vincula chapel in a daze.

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