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16 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is in hope of life – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 16, 2019

16 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is in hope of life – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, the condemned Queen Anne Boleyn’s spirits seemed to have lifted and she was hoping for mercy. Why? What could have made her so hopeful? I look at what happened to Anne on this day and also talks about the five men, who were preparing for their executions. I’m doing these […]

16 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn hopes to go to a nunnery

| May 16, 2015

16 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn hopes to go to a nunnery

Following a visit from Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, earlier in the day, Anne Boleyn told her gaoler Sir William Kingston that “she would go to “anonre” [nunnery]” and that she was “in hope of life”.1 She had been found guilty and sentenced to death the previous day, but perhaps something the Archbishop said gave […]