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 […]

Day 5 of The Executed Queens Tour

| May 19, 2011

Day 5 of The Executed Queens Tour

Today was a strange mixture of sadness, happiness, poignancy and excitement – conflicting emotions. After a wonderful cooked English breakfast (yum!), we headed off to the Tower of London to explore the Tower and its amazing history, and also to pay our respects at the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula on the 475th anniversary […]

19 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Execution

| May 19, 2011

19 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Execution

Today is one of mourning and tragedy, our Queen is no more, having been brutally slain earlier today. Executed as a traitor within the confines of the Tower of London’s wall. Everybody is in shock, nobody is saying anything and the world is a darker and sadder place. Sir William Kingston was ordered by Thomas […]

Anne Boleyn Day Competition 2011

| April 27, 2011

Anne Boleyn Day Competition 2011

As many of you will be aware, here at The Anne Boleyn Files we call 19th May “Anne Boleyn Day”, a day on which we not only commemorate that fateful May day in 1536 when Anne Boleyn was executed at the Tower of London, but also a day on which we celebrate her life. I […]