19 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is executed

| May 19, 2017

19 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is executed

On this day in history, 19th May 1536, the feast day of St Dunstan, Queen Anne Boleyn was executed at the Tower of London. Here at the Anne Boleyn Files and on our Facebook page, we are commemorating the 481st anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution with a special Anne Boleyn Day of events in association […]

19 May 1536 – A queen is executed

| May 19, 2016

19 May 1536 – A queen is executed

On this day in history, 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was executed within the confines of the Tower of London. Afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the chancel of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. As I’m sharing a video talk all about Queen Anne Boleyn’s […]

Preview of Anne Boleyn Day 19 May 2016

| May 16, 2016

Preview of Anne Boleyn Day 19 May 2016

My publisher, MadeGlobal Publishing, is holding a special “Anne Boleyn Day” on 19 May to commemorate the 480th anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution. It is an online event, so can be enjoyed from wherever you are in the world, and comprises video talks by authors and historians, a charity auction for an Anne Boleyn painting, […]

19 May 1536 – To Jesus Christ I commend my soul

| May 19, 2015

19 May 1536 – To Jesus Christ I commend my soul

I’m not sure whether Anne Boleyn got any sleep on the night of the 18th/19th May. She was certainly up at dawn, celebrating the Mass and receiving the sacrament from her almoner John Skip. She then ate breakfast and waited for Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, to come and collect her. […]

Queen Anne Boleyn, 19th of May 1536

| May 19, 2014

Queen Anne Boleyn, 19th of May 1536

“Queen Anne Boleyn, 19th of May 1536” is the wording on the card that accompanies the basket of red roses delivered to the Tower of London each year on 19th May and placed on Anne Boleyn’s memorial tile in the chancel of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula. Whenever I go to the Tower […]

19 May 1536 – The Execution of Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2013

19 May 1536 – The Execution of Anne Boleyn

To commemorate Anne Boleyn’s execution, which took place on this day in 1536, I’m going to share the preface of my book on Anne’s fall… Dressed in an ermine-trimmed, grey damask robe, with an English style gable hood and a crimson kirtle underneath, the slight, dark-haired woman took her final walk. She went out of […]

19th May 1536 – The Execution of Queen Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2012

19th May 1536 – The Execution of Queen Anne Boleyn

At dawn on 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn celebrated the Mass for the last time, receiving the Sacrament from her almoner, John Skip. She then ate breakfast and waited to hear Sir William Kingston’s footsteps outside her door. At 8am, the Constable appeared, informing Anne that the hour of her death was near and […]