The Final Days of Anne Boleyn – My article for History Extra

| June 5, 2019

I’m very honoured to be featured on the History Extra website, the official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine, with my article on “The final days of Anne Boleyn”. In this article, I talk about why Anne Boleyn was executed on 19th May 1536, how she was executed and what happened […]

Anne Boleyn’s head was not put on a spike

| May 19, 2015

Anne Boleyn’s head was not put on a spike

Thank you to Jen for inspiring this post. She emailed me yesterday with the question “Was Anne Boleyn’s head put on a spike” and it’s one that I’m often asked about Anne Boleyn and also her brother and the men who were executed in May 1536, and I know it’s a question I will be […]

Anne Boleyn’s Final Resting Place

| May 21, 2009

Anne Boleyn’s Final Resting Place

As you all know (how could you not?!), Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and second wife to Henry VIII, was executed on 19th May 1536 at the Tower of London after being found guilty of treason. After her head was taken off by one swift sword stroke, her ladies wrapped her head and body in […]