Did Anne Boleyn have an incestous relationship?

Full question: Has it really been proven that Anne Boleyn had an incestous relationship with her brother George or is it lies that were made up to aid her fall from the throne? - Loueezee

There is no evidence whatsoever that Anne and George committed incest, but Cromwell needed to remove the Boleyn faction from power, not just Anne. Anne and her brother were close and things like them dancing together and speaking together, and him visiting her in her bedroom, were used as evidence against them. Some believe that Jane Parker, Lady Rochford, had turned against Anne and so backed up the allegations of incest. Denny, in her biography, writes of how Jane was rewarded by the position of a lady in the Privy Chamber in exchange for her testimony. Some historians write of how Jane Parker recanted her testimony and confessed to having lied about George and Anne, but historian John Guy Guy writes that that Jane’s confession is a forgery and the work of Gregorio Leti, a man know for making up stories and inventing sources. You can read more about this at Full question: Has it really been proven that Anne Boleyn had an incestous relationship with her brother George or is it lies that were made up to aid her fall from the throne? - Loueezee

There is no evidence whatsoever that Anne and George committed incest, but Cromwell needed to remove the Boleyn faction from power, not just Anne. Anne and her brother were close and things like them dancing together and speaking together, and him visiting her in her bedroom, were used as evidence against them. Some believe that Jane Parker, Lady Rochford, had turned against Anne and so backed up the allegations of incest. Denny, in her biography, writes of how Jane was rewarded by the position of a lady in the Privy Chamber in exchange for her testimony. Some historians write of how Jane Parker recanted her testimony and confessed to having lied about George and Anne, but historian John Guy Guy writes that that Jane’s confession is a forgery and the work of Gregorio Leti, a man know for making up stories and inventing sources. You can read more about this at http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/jane-boleyn-and-the-fall-of-anne-boleyn/4012/

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