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Is Anne Boleyn buried at Salle Church
April 2, 2012
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Mya Elise
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Yeah, i’ve always concluded that she’s buried at St Peter and Vincula, but I have heard stoires about her head being buried somewhere else?

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April 3, 2012
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Lol Mya, she’s there head and all waiting to be dug up, verified and identified. We’ll probably find her within the century. But nobody really wants to disturb that resting place now, so the works will have to wait until a certain time. But Anne herself… Is likely to be somewhere not too far from you. Hee hee

April 3, 2012
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I still love the idea of Anne being buried at Salle church even though the chance is nil it’s a lovely thought.
Maybe I’ve taken my favourite book too seriously but I suppose I will always wonder privately.

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April 3, 2012
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Why just take Anne and not George?

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April 3, 2012
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Well, if the trundler had been Thomas Wyatt, it would have been generous of him to have wheelbarrowed him off too. Somehow, I am convinced that the both of them are there in St. Peter ad vincula.

April 5, 2012
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Anyanka said

Why just take Anne and not George?

I must admit I never gave George a thought of being buried at Salle church. The book that made me wonder about Anne being buried at Salle church never mentioned George so that’s why it never entered my head, I do see your point Anyanka. Lovely thought anyway Wink

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July 8, 2015
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I guess I’ve joined this thread a little on the late side but here goes ……….

I was in Salle church a month ago ( June 2015 ). The so called black slab with no inscription on where Anne is supposedly buried is a little ambiguous as there are a number of slabs in the floor of the church with no inscription but that’s what you get when people walk on them for 600 years.

Her Great Grandparents are buried outside in the grave yard plot ic45, their son Simon is buried in plot ic44. There are no headstones for either of the burials, understandably I suppose after so long. I took a picture of the grave location and notes from a book of memorial locations. If anyone is still interested I’ll be happy to e-mail copies. Nice church , Norfolk is quite a place for very old interesting churches and WW2 airfield memorials. I’ll be back there in September hoping to discover more round towered churches, it’s quite fascinating

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July 9, 2015
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Firstly Frank welcome to our Boleyn Family home, we areare a mixed bunch of Scallywags who enjoy a good debate and sharing the odd laugh or 2 along the way.
Now then as for you question, I have to agree with Anyanka here it would seem very strange to bury just Anne in Salle Church. The black Marble tombstone you describe sounds like it was put there in the Victorian era, as black Marble seemed to be a favourite wit them. There is a black marble slab over K.O.A burial place in Peterbrough Catherdral too, and again there are Marble slabs over the tombsites of Henry’s (I’ll refrain from calling him the string of names I usually call him until you are a little more used to my off the latch humour. Needless to say he isn’t a favourite with me) victims in St Peter ad Vincula in the Tower. It might well be another Anne from the family line, but I don’t think it would be Queen Anne.

When Anne B was murdered, Henry just wanted to get the job done and her body out of the way as quick as possible. So impaitent was he that he even failed to provide a coffin for her, and she was buried in an old arrow chest, which Kingston quickly found for her.
The Victorians again made a note from who was in the vault when they were down there fiddling about (They were a very macarbra lot) and I believe the reason to why Anne’s body was so instantly recognisable was because her skull was tucked under one of her arms, as the arrow chest was too short to contain her body as it would if a coffin had been provided.
I’m not too sure, but I believe Anne B had an elderly Aunt called Anne too, but I find it strange that the tomstone should carry just 1 word “Anne”
I have heard a story of how Anne’s body was smuggled out of the Tower the night after her execution,and taken to an unknown destination, but I find that highly unlikely given that 6 people trying to carry a coffin through the tower and out into the street (As they couldn’t bring a horse and cart into the tower very easily) would be about as subtle as a helicopter on a Tennis court.
In fact it would stand to reason to me that given that both Anne and George were so close in life those that loved them, would want to see that they were together in death too. So surely if this did happen, another 6 people would be carrying George’s coffin too. It’s a pretty story but impossible. At least we know that Anne and George are together in death just as they were in life.

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January 10, 2016
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I hope it will be ok to post the opinion of such a latecomer to this thread.

I firmly believe that Anne Boleyn rests in The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincular in The Tower Of London. I have read that the remains of a female were discovered there which matched the description of Anne Boleyn (though how a skeleton can give a matching “description” as such i will never know) But that is my firm belief and until i’m proved otherwise that’s how i shall stay. xxx

January 10, 2016
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Amberlyn said

I hope it will be ok to post the opinion of such a latecomer to this thread.

I firmly believe that Anne Boleyn rests in The Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincular in The Tower Of London. I have read that the remains of a female were discovered there which matched the description of Anne Boleyn (though how a skeleton can give a matching “description” as such i will never know) But that is my firm belief and until i’m proved otherwise that’s how i shall stay. xxx

Feel free to post whatever you wish, we always welcome anything new or any opinion that a new member wishes to add.
When she was executed no coffin had been provided for her, so Kingston had to quickly hunt around for a solution. All they could find, was an old arrow chest Anne’s body fitted it but her head was tucked under her arm. The Victorians who were a macabre lot anyway were the ones who went down into the crypt and made a details invetary of who was buried where, and I am assuming that Anne was possibly recognised by the way her bones were lay. Katherine Howard’s bones had completely dissolved thanks to the quick lime and on the account that she was so young, some members agree that she was around 18 when Henry executed her.
Somewhere online is a detailed map of the burials in St Peter ad Vincula, I’m pretty certain one of our members has uploaded it onto one of our forum pages too.

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January 11, 2016
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Amberlyn, please comment wherever you wish. We all love talking about these subjects, and we don’t mind talking about them over and over again. Sometimes our opinions on various subjects have changed over time, and this gives us a chance to discuss them, and we love newcomer’s opinions.

I believe Anne is at peace in St Peter’s. When the victorians dug up the area to fix it from falling apart, they carefully uncovered the bodies of those buried. By the descriptions given, I think they got the right names for the right graves.
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