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The exhumation of Anne Boleyn
April 1, 2010
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wreckmasterjay
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Being interested in history I have written two books already (one of which is not actually in print yet!) and I was thinking of a new aspect on the Boleyn story that has not really been talked about.

If I could find the info and even photographs, would anyone be interested in a book on the exhuming of the body of Anne by Queen Victoria's workers restoring the chapel in the 1800s? I am sure there will be buckets of info somewhere….but where I have no idea. Should I come across this then I will let you guys know on here first and get to work on it. I love archaeology and lost things so this part of Anne's story should be right up my street!!

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April 1, 2010
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I think this is an interesting topic and would love to learn more about it.

April 5, 2010
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Isn't there some doubt over whether or not that really was Anne Boleyn? And I certainly wouldn't like to see an exhumation take place now (if thats what you're suggesting). Its not just Anne Boleyn buried there, and hundreds of remains have lain there, relatively unperturbed for humdreds of years. The idea of that tranquility being torn asunder to satisfy people's morbid curiosity makes me shiver, to be honest!

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April 5, 2010
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I don't think he was suggesting that – he was suggesting revisiting the Victorian era work on the chapel that involved exhuming and relocating some remains, one at the time believed to be Anne. I think it would be intriguing to see what they did and what conclusions they came to (and whether that holds up to today's opinions). I agree with leaving them all alone now – I strongly believe Anne is at peace, wherever in the chapel she lays (lies? I always have trouble with that one).

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April 6, 2010
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Yes that is true, I would not want to disturb the chapel as it is an historical site and the work has already been undertaken, all I would like to do is track down the old reports and things relating to the excavations and if possible put them together in a book. I love anything historical and archaeological and think this would be a good topic for discussion if and when the book is made.

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April 6, 2010
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I would be very interested in reading the full report. 

April 7, 2010
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Me, too! Keep us posted on how much info you're able to find. I'd definitely buy the book!

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April 7, 2010
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Glad to hear it!!

I will start my research…it will be slow but hopefully worth it.

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April 10, 2010
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Go for it, it would definitely be interesting to have those Victorian reports revisited now that we have new theories about Anne from the work of people like Eric Ives.

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May 6, 2010
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I'd love to read that book.

I'm not so queezy about the exhumations either being here I have to say now.

So I'd be all for exhumations too. I don't think it's morbid at all. It would certainly I think answer many questions not just about Ann but other people and how they died.

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oh hang on maybe you might not be interested.

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May 7, 2010
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Not at all Allison, be my guest and tell us all! That is what this forum is all about…..freedom to have your opinion.

I hope I do find old reports and documents about the Victorian excavation. I bet it would make good reading!!

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August 2, 2010
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I've managed to track down the 1877 book which has the full reports from the 1876 work on the chapel, including Dr Mouat's observations on the remains found etc. It is fascinating and I will be writing about it and sharing it with you guys soon.

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August 2, 2010
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allison said:

I'd love to read that book.

I'm not so queezy about the exhumations either being here I have to say now.

So I'd be all for exhumations too. I don't think it's morbid at all. It would certainly I think answer many questions not just about Ann but other people and how they died.

Here in Egypt and look away now if you don't like to read about burials pleaseWink

The spoiler doesn't seem to be working on my computer so you have been warned LOL

Here in Egypt at funerals and burials

oh hang on maybe you might not be interested.

If you are I'll tell you stuff which is quite interesting and you maybe don't know and it's today not ancient Egypt and why I don't think it's morbid. But if you are not them that's okayWink


I don't think it's morbid either, Allison, and I'd love to hear more.  I'm here to learn.

December 15, 2010
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I agree, I would love to read a book on this topic!

February 28, 2011
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I think this would be a fascinating subject, I too would love to know more about this as I've only ever read very sketchy accounts of what was found in the 1800's…..yeah go for it!

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May 27, 2011
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I would love to read the book, good luck with your research.

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Any developments with this? As would like to read too!

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