Dear Claire: I have just discovered your site and am really thrilled with it! I have been a fan of Anne Boleyn and very curious about her life and times since I was in high school and saw Anne of the Thousand Days. I have a couple of questions for you: I looked at the photos taken at the Tower of London, and cannot figure out where Anne’s last lodgings were. I’ve been there three times (once on May 19th!) and the warders have all kind of waved off to the distance and said that the tower she stayed in was destroyed and was kind of “over there.” But, I never could figure out where “over there” was. And, they said that the site which is now commemorated as where she and others were executed really isn’t the site, but in the area. As in, the Tower Green was used and maybe her scaffold was elsewhere along it. What do you think? Were your guides able to throw more light on this subject? Thank you, Sandra
I've written about this and also done a video on it - see http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/resources/anne-boleyn-places/the-tower-of-london-in-annes-life/, http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/4817/anne-boleyn-and-the-tower-of-london/ and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJy107seDYA
The royal apartments where Anne stayed before her coronation and while imprisoned in May 1536 stood between the Lanthorn Tower and the Wardrobe Tower and if you go to the Tower there is a plan of how it looked on the wall walk overlooking the raven cages and the White Tower - see the plans in my articles. Anne was executed on the parade ground between the White Tower and the present day entrance to the Crown Jewels.
Hope that helps!