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18 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares to die – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 18, 2019

18 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares to die – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled to take place on 18th May 1536 so Anne prepared herself for death. How did Anne prepare herself? Why was her execution postponed? What exactly happened on this day in 1536? I explain everything in today’s Fall of Anne Boleyn video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos […]

18 May 1536 – A queen prepares to die

| May 18, 2018

Queen Anne Boleyn had been found guilty of high treason by a jury of her peers in a trial on 15th May 1536. She had been sentenced “to be burned or beheaded as shall please the King” and then her sentence was commuted to beheading by sword. Thursday 18th May 1536 was the date chosen […]

18 May 1536 – In good state and disposed for death

| May 18, 2017

We all know what it’s like to psych ourselves up for something awful, whether it’s surgery, a dentist appointment, a driving test, or an exam, but can you imagine preparing yourself for execution and then waiting and waiting, only to be told later in the day that it was being postponed until the next day? […]

18 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn prepares for death

| May 18, 2015

18 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn prepares for death

On the night of 17th/18th May 1536, while the carpenters built her scaffold within the grounds of the Tower of London, Anne Boleyn prepared herself for her execution, which was scheduled for 9am on the 18th. At 2am, her almoner, John Skip (some say her confessor Father Thirwell1), arrived to pray with her. She was […]

18 May 1536 – Postponement, Preparation and Prayer

| May 18, 2014

18 May 1536 – Postponement, Preparation and Prayer

On the night of 17th May 1536, while the carpenters built her scaffold within the grounds of the Tower of London, Anne Boleyn prepared herself for her execution, which had been scheduled for 9am on the 18th. At 2am, her almoner John Skip (some say her confessor Father Thirwell) arrived to pray with her. She […]