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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 – Anne Boleyn’s Execution is Postponed

| May 18, 2013

18 May – Anne Boleyn’s Execution is Postponed

Most people know that Anne Boleyn was executed on 19th May 1536, but what not many people realise is that her execution was actually scheduled for 18th May and 9am. Anne had prepared for her death. She had been praying since 2am with her almoner1 and she celebrated mass with Archbishop Cranmer just after dawn. […]