Anne Boleyn’s Execution – Is there an Explanation for her Scaffold Courage?

| April 21, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Execution – Is there an Explanation for her Scaffold Courage?

Dr Sarah Morris, who is writing a novel on Anne Boleyn, has written a guest post for the On the Tudor Trail website arguing that Anne Boleyn’s “incredible courage and profound serenity in the face of her imminent oblivion” could be the result of a phenomenon which Steve Taylor, a transpersonal psychologist, calls Suffering Induced […]

Why was Anne Boleyn Executed?

| March 20, 2009

Why was Anne Boleyn Executed?

Anne Boleyn, Queen Consort of England, was executed by a French swordsman at the Tower of London on 19th May 1536, just sixteen months after becoming Henry VIII’s second wife. So, how did this 35 year-old, spirited young woman fall so dramatically from favour? She had after all caught Henry’s eye in the mid 1520s […]

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