[MR] Wikipedia: Anne Boleyn

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Fri May 15 02:21:55 PDT 2015

Noble Friends,

On this day in 1536, Anne Boleyn was placed on trial for adultry, incest 
and treason by Henry VIII: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Boleyn . 
With a hand-picked jury, the outcome of the trial was a foregone 
conclusion. She was beheaded on 19 May on the Tower Green, and is buried 
in the Church of St Peter ad Vincula within the Tower of London.

Poor Anne, beautiful, clever, and power hungry, was cast into an arena 
where failure meant death. She was pitted against Thomas Cromwell and 
other powerful men, and in a way against her monstrous husband Henry 
himself, who were willing to bring her down for their own purposes. Her 
fate is sad, but she dragged down a number of good men who were her 
accused accomplices, but were very likely completely innocent. While it 
is fiction, and really applies to Jane Seymour, there is a telling scene 
in the SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII when Jane is terrified at a masque ball 
by Cromwell and the other men who had just destroyed Anne. The court 
must have been a really scary place.

Yours Aye,

Lord Mungo Napier, A Scot Whose People Just Daggered One Another

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