Questions about Anne Boleyn’s Execution

Posted By on August 9, 2020

In this latest edition of my Questions about Anne Boleyn series, I answer questions that I’m regularly asked about Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, which took place 19th May 1536.

  • What were the charges against Anne Boleyn?
  • When was Anne Boleyn executed?
  • Where was Anne Boleyn executed?
  • Who was at Anne Boleyn’s execution?
  • Which ladies attended Anne Boleyn at her execution?
  • What did Anne Boleyn wear at her execution?
  • How as Anne Boleyn executed?
  • Was Anne Boleyn blindfolded?
  • Who was Anne Boleyn’s executioner?
  • What did Anne Boleyn say at her execution?
  • Where was Anne Boleyn buried?
  • Was Anne Boleyn’s head put on a pike?
  • Were Anne Boleyn’s remains ever exhumed?
  • What sources do we have for Anne Boleyn’s execution?
  • What was the reaction to Anne Boleyn’s execution in Europe?

My article on the exhumation of Anne Boleyn’s remains can be found here.

And now for some fun – it is 2020 after all and we need fun! Here is a screen capture that my dear friend Sheena sent me of the YouTube closed captioning for the above video. What I’m actually saying is “crimson kirtle, an ermine-trimmed grey damask robe….” Ha!

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