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Henry's letters to Anne
April 9, 2012
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Maggyann
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I know they are on the site somewhere but I can’t seem to work out how to find them, can anybody point me in the right direction and give me a friendly shove as opposed to a swift kick? I was working my way through them a while back but never did read them all and would like to now. Thank you if you can tell me where they are. Laugh

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April 9, 2012
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April 9, 2012
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Oh thank you for that Anyanka and a link to make it really easy. Much appreciated.

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April 9, 2012
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Here’s a couple of questions for you to all ponder over.
1) Why did Henry and Anne’s love letters to each other end up in the Vatican?
2) Who was responsible in taking the letters to the Vatican?
3) What possible reason were they sent there for?

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

April 9, 2012
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Boleyn said

Here’s a couple of questions for you to all ponder over.
1) Why did Henry and Anne’s love letters to each other end up in the Vatican?
2) Who was responsible in taking the letters to the Vatican?
3) What possible reason were they sent there for?

The Vatican wanted to see to what extent Anne and Henry’s relationship had become serious.

"It is however but Justice, & my Duty to declre that this amiable Woman was entirely innocent of the Crimes with which she was accused, of which her Beauty, her Elegance, & her Sprightliness were sufficient proofs..." Jane Austen.

April 9, 2012
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I have always wondered about this. I wonder if Wolsey could have given them to Campeggio who took them to Rome when he left England? Maybe he was hoping they would convince the pope that Henry was in love with Anne and would agree to the annullment between Katherine and Henry?
And where are her letters to him?
Is the destruction of her letters connected with Henry’s letters being sent to Rome?
Always more questions!

April 9, 2012
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Smile Ellie, We were thinking alike at the same time!

April 9, 2012
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I want to know why the Vatican still has them under lock and key and stored as secretive documents that isn’t easily made available to people. Cause all this secrecy and closed doors is why people have chosen to believe Dan Brown’s ficitional plot presented in The Da Vinci Code. Maybe there is A Henry VIII Code they are keeping hidden from us LOL

April 9, 2012
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I have read through them so thanks again Anyanka for the link. I do wish Henry had been taught by Miss Lucy at the Thorn School you know, so that he could have had it drummed into him as I did that you always date and insert a from address as the beginning of a letter. it would have helped us all so much in the here and now.

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April 9, 2012
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You’d think it would have helped them too, to have known EXACTLY when a letter was written!

April 9, 2012
2:33 pm
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Yes but then again their postal system was much better than ours. We get a letter it could be from last year having journeyed all round the land and then spent 5 months behind a filing cabinet. Back then it was written and delivered no problem, probably read and copied by a few ‘agents’ along the way, a bit crumpled perhaps and stinking of horse sweat but hand to hand in no time at all.

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April 9, 2012
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The way our postal system is going, we will soon be back to the pony express. Maybe that will be better.

April 9, 2012
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It’s a long time since I read them as well. It’s nice to re-read them.

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April 9, 2012
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These are beautiful letters, which I am glad were preserved (even through nefarious means). I wish we had Anne’s replies. I would love to have more insight into her feelings, rather than replying on Henry’s replies to obtain Anne’s personal thoughts and feelings.

Even though these letters are about a burgeoning relationship, I am sadden, in retrospect, about how their relationship ends. Who would have thought a man who could write these letters would turn into the same man who took her head? It seems Henry passioon for Anne turned into the blackest of hate.

"By daily proof you shall find me to be to you both loving and kind" Anne Boleyn

April 9, 2012
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I’ve actually printed out a few of Henry’s letters to Anne, I like to read them when i’m in like a fluffy lovey mood. You almost forget that the writer of these romantic sentimental letters were written by the man who killed 2 of his wives, one of which was the reciever of these letters.

• Grumble all you like, this is how it’s going to be.

April 9, 2012
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Has anyone ever worked out the code letters in letter 4 (I think) 6.n.A.I de A.o.na.v.e.z ? It must mean something but I wouldn’t know where to begin.

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April 10, 2012
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Sharon great minds think alike LOL! Wink

I feel the Vatican probably keep the letters as it brings them attention and revenue. After all their power is slowly on the decrease…

Haha I agree about the postal system… I live in a village and it takes about 2 weeks for post to reach us from the city 30 miles away… Still its better than the town we used to live in – parcels and cards were always delivered opened and taped back together! When we complained that the postie was obviously pinching, we were told there was nothing they could do but ‘have a word’.

"It is however but Justice, & my Duty to declre that this amiable Woman was entirely innocent of the Crimes with which she was accused, of which her Beauty, her Elegance, & her Sprightliness were sufficient proofs..." Jane Austen.

April 10, 2012
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Well the 6 is Henry telling Anne he will have 6 wives, then it says and (n) Anne (A) I (I) decapitate (de) Anne (A) over (o) nothing at all (na or not applicable) then the last part is virgin (v) elizabeth (e) will be the last of the Tudor line (z – end of the alphabet)

Clearly I have absolutely no idea.

April 10, 2012
3:42 am
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Well you have made a pretty good stab at it I must say Bill.

Let us show them that they are hares and foxes trying to rule over dogs and wolves - Boudica addressing the tribes Circa AD60

April 10, 2012
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6. The number of time
N period or season
Annee I of a cycle indicating relationship
De Anne
Na beginning two letters of a place
V.e.z.

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