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10 Fascinating Facts About Anne Boleyn

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Check out our New Biography Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/biographics Her marriage to tyrant, King Henry, led to her tragic demise. He accused her of witchcraft, incest, conspiracy against the King, and adultery. She was beheaded by a French swordsman. Henry felt that he was showing mercy by using the swordsman, rather than subjecting her to the rough blade of a guillotine. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: 10 Perverts Who Changed the World For the Better https://youtu.be/FkBmAOwkVIE?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKUFXyekxgY1xuFObYL-Icg Top 10 Famous Liars Throughout History https://youtu.be/q8xlRaLFTrc?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKUFXyekxgY1xuFObYL-Icg Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-fascinating-facts-anne-boleyn.php Coming up: 10. Anne’s Sister was Henry’s First Mistress 9. Anne’s French Manners Enchanted Henry 8. Anne Held a Grudge Against King Henry 7. She Played Hard to Get 6. She Sparked the English Reformation 5. She Failed to Hold the King’s Interest 4. Anne Couldn’t Bear Henry a Son 3. She Was Accused of Heinous Crimes 2. Her Eleventh Finger is Likely a Myth 1. Anne Gave Birth to the Virgin Queen Source/Further reading: https://youtu.be/NX0LoorqtRM https://www.biography.com/people/anne-boleyn-9218155 http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/anne_boleyn/ http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/tudors/english_reformation_01.shtml https://www.britannica.com/biography/Anne-Boleyn https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Seymour https://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/queen-anne-boleyns-alleged-crimes/ https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anneboleyn2.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anne-boleyns-execution.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX0LoorqtRM https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8414093535 https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/15312969059 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Claude_of_France,_Duchess_of_Brittany.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry%27s_reconciliation_with_Anne_Boleyn_cph.3g08965.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOvKSrwSl00 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Anne_de_Boleyn_%C3%A0_la_Tour_de_Londres-Edouard_Cibot-MBA_Lyon.jpg https://uk.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A4%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB:17th-century_unknown_painters_-_Portrait_of_Anne_Boleyn_-_WGA23961.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3640331106 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_Maclise_Henry_VIIIs_first_interview_with_Anne_Boleyn.jpg https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3787879545 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:P138-The_Lord_Cardinal_Thomas_Wolsey.jpg https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Henry_6th_earl_of_northumberland.jpg
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Ellie Goodson (14 hours ago)
Henry didn’t portray as a witch and adulterer, it was Cromwell who did so. He didn’t like the power that Anne held and the fact that she had more power than he did, so he conspired with other members of the court to get rid of her and convince the king that she had committed treason
kgc114 (3 days ago)
The guillotine was not an option in 1536 and I am enthralled to have to watch this twitchy narrator.
Laisha Paschal (5 days ago)
She's Chinese mixed!(only claim Japan/Japanese for Canada/England/euro Russia). Made fom Mongolian's in Europe before Alaska and native Canadian/Americans takeover of small pox/black death.why I don't like history movers/switchers it's illegal, and mental brainwashing of children I don't agree with like strangers adopting kids brainwashed and never will agree to this setup. Committing treson on others governments not just thier own government, which is a federal offence.. Get use to Tue constitution and law's, because they're at war and blowing up. Because of these setups/ & coverups (making everybody's mind grimey and nasty like porn does) secretly.
Krisna K (6 days ago)
I’ve always wondered if Anne would’ve eventually given King Henry VIII a son if he’d just been a little more patient!
Cacilia Tolles (7 days ago)
Henry only became as large as you pictured him when he was older. Anne’s alternative to the sword was an ax. France didn’t come up with its efficient execution until Henry The sixteenth.
Cacilia Tolles (7 days ago)
Louie, darn it.
qotu01 (7 days ago)
Guillotine ? Don't you mean Axe ?
luckyDancer100 (9 days ago)
3:34 how big was king Henry the 8th?? He looks like a giant here lol.
Foua (9 days ago)
Anne was probably a Capricorn lol 😅😅
Uncle Benis (9 days ago)
The guillotine wasn't invented. I believe you meant the axe. Also, witchcraft was never an official charge against her. I really did like this video, however, so please don't mistake me. :)
Linda Kendrick (11 days ago)
Queen Elizabeth was Anne's greatest achievement
gogibelle (11 days ago)
More commercials on this than television imposes on me.  Not worth it.
Hannah Elbaz (16 days ago)
Guillotine? No, not in that time. Axe you mean?
Rita Baumann (17 days ago)
In the end, King Henry VII was a "shithead wife killing Tyrant King for wankers." I was waiting for that.
ASMR Flower (19 days ago)
It’s sad because they were both sisters sleeping with the same man That’s really dangerous especially without protection
lydia nevins (21 days ago)
Boy this royal stain( I’m talking about the KING) could be on the JERRY SPRINGER SHOW
reivenne (23 days ago)
Henry was succeeded by Edward VI not Edward IV. Also, the guillotine wasn't an option in this time, it wasn't invented until the 1790s. If you instead meant a gibbet, which is similar, that wasn't commonly used in England until Mary Queen of Scots reign, a few decades later.
IAmFree bgm (25 days ago)
REDO as all ur facts are WRONG WRONG WRONG. Do check out The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society on YouTube. For shame. Your 10 fact are full of flaws. for shame. DO NOT WATCH THIS >GO TO THE ANNE BOLEYN FILES AND TUDOR SOCIETY NET CHANNEL
Sadie Jones (27 days ago)
Henry's son was Edward the VI not the IV
Alan Robinson-Orr (27 days ago)
Henry's son was Edward VI, not IV
Ciara Calhoon (29 days ago)
When I clicked on this I thought he was Binging with Babish
Bella plays msp (1 month ago)
Beheading goes fast so she wasn't in pain for to long....rip queen Ann Boleyn
jolymac (1 month ago)
One comment. He said at the beginning that Henry thought he was showing mercy to Anne by using a French swordsman for her execution, rather than subjecting her to the rough blade of the guillotine. The guillotine? Really? People were beheading using an AXE at that time. And sometimes, the axe didn't do the complete job on the first strike. If this guy doesn't know that, it makes me doubt everything else he was going to say. And other thing - Mary Boleyn was Henry's first mistress. She was his mistress before Anne. Elizabeth Blount had Henry's son, Henry Fitzroy, in 1519. That is the same year Mary became one of Catherine of Aragon's ladies. The person writing this stuff needs to brush up on their actually history.
symphony heart (1 month ago)
More likely , he wanted her sister. She couldn't bear him a son and he was a tyrant king. She gave birth to a daughter who later died .what fascinates me is why have your wife executed for the most ridiculous thing. She was innocent of the lies the king told , the people knew but was afraid to speak up due to the laws if you defiant to the king you would be executed as well
Mark Pettis (1 month ago)
She was never accused of being a witch and she wasn't saved from the guillotine back from the Axe by the sword
fivexfive (1 month ago)
It was my understanding that Henry retained a swordsman to avoid Anne’s beheading by the ax. That death seems to never have come quickly and people usually wound up having their heads banged off as well as their shoulders after 5-10 strokes. Conversely, the guillotine was used because of its accuracy and its presumed painless-ness. I know the guillotine has been in use in Europe since the 1200’s or so tho I had no idea it was used during the reign of Henry Viii. Why would he prefer a swordsman to the guillotine?
You should checkout more modern understandings of Anne Boleyn, her rise and fall, and her family. A lot of this is largely discarded as not likely to be accurate.
Carlie Power (1 month ago)
Actually, Mary Boylen had the same education as Anne, but Anne was the better scholar!! Henry VIII did NOT stop Anne & Henry Percy's marriage, that was down to Cardinal Wolsey!! Cos he thought her family were a bunch of upstarts!! Please refer to The Anne Boylen Files website for REAL facts about her!! Phillipa Gregory's stories are actually FICTION!!
Reyhana Patel (1 month ago)
I like Claire Ridgeway, she's a great historian, who paints Anne in a different light
M Tully (1 month ago)
Correction: Jane Seymour gave birth to King Edward the 6th (not the fourth, who was part of the war of the roses)...
Terri Fowler (1 month ago)
I do enjoy these videos, but do you have to talk so fast?? lol Slow it down please! The info is great, presentation is great, just wish you could slow down the talk!
Darklustmoonchild (1 month ago)
Yeah, but in the end, it was Mary of Scotland who had the last laugh, because its HER descendents that have carried on during the throne. Elizabeth was Henry's demise because of his influence on her. (How he had treated his wives and her mother).
Kaylee Jones (1 month ago)
Did you know that when Anne Boylen got executed it took more than 1 chops to take her head off fun fact 😂😂 I tried 😅
SalmaX33 (1 month ago)
I didn’t know you had another channel
D. Moore (1 month ago)
In those times, they cut folks heads off with broad axes.
rose NASH (1 month ago)
Edward iv was long dead Henry Viki son was Edward vi
Blind Bookworm (1 month ago)
I liked Philippe Gregory’s older books. I have even reviewed some on my channel.
Joseph Holdman (1 month ago)
? Who is King Henry ninth?
Dana Davison (1 month ago)
It was not a guillotine but an axe that Anne was saved from by the swordsman.
Phyllis Mick (1 month ago)
How irresponsible of this host/presenter and the producers and editors to create this piece which is so full of untruths and mistakes! Did these people hire a fact checker or researcher? OBVIOUSLY NOT!!! POSITIVELY LAUGHABLE!!! UGH!!!
Wentra w (1 month ago)
It seems that you got most of your info from the fictions of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Tudors series.
Ella Yassin (1 month ago)
Honestly Elizabeth was the best son Henry could have had
John Pelosi (2 months ago)
Uh, there were no guillotines when Anne was executed, suggested as the "brutal" alternative by the host, swords were employed or axes, depending on the style of the Executioner.
Wave Rider (2 months ago)
Guillotine????? WTF
Maryanne Knox (2 months ago)
He was a Evil 👿 Monster
Rainbowqueen65 (2 months ago)
Oh no no noooo! Mary Boleyn was NOT Henry’s 1st mistress. Bessie Blount came before her. she bore Henry an illegitimate son ‘The Duke of Richmond” .Also Henry’s son by Jane Seymour WASN’T Edward IV. It was Edward VI ! Sloppy mistakes which gradually corrode history.
LouLikestowatch (2 months ago)
it's so ironic that Ann Bolyn is executed and her child becomes the greatest Queen. And then Elizabeth executes Mary Queen of Scots and her son becomes King of England.
Colinda Teeuwisse (2 months ago)
Al those facts are well know so not realy fascinating
Colinda Teeuwisse (2 months ago)
The guillotine wasnt inventet yet
Sarah M387 (2 months ago)
He spared her from the axe...wow. the guillotine hadn't even been invented yet. And she hated Cardinal Woolsey for breaking her relationship with Henry Percy.
The Baroness (2 months ago)
Edward VI. Even I know that, and I'm a Yankee.
Patricia Emery (2 months ago)
AB wasn't executed via sword to avoid the guillotine. The guillotine was hundreds of years later, also in France. She was avoiding the axe man (multiple swipes needed usually).
Andreia Reminiec (2 months ago)
Didn't Thomas Cromwell make these awful things about Anne up . ...in order to further his own agenda?
Susan Falcone (2 months ago)
Henry's son by Jane Seymour became King Edward V. Not IV. King Edward the IV was a Plantagenet King and Henry VIII Grandfather.
Thomas Lucia (2 months ago)
In great contrast to SO many other informational videos, I quite enjoy listening to our voice (and you actually pronounce well...quite a feat here!)
orbs66 (2 months ago)
Guillotine was not invented until 17th century dear one. Axe was used to hack the head off!!!.
April Dannette Gosa (2 months ago)
Henry the 8th was a Sociopath basically
Stephen Young (2 months ago)
There was no guillotine until the 18th century. I think you mean the ax!
Gargie Ryan (2 months ago)
Bear or bare a son ??
Marianna Kovalev (2 months ago)
Gelliotene was not invented till French Revolution.
Stephen Santouris (2 months ago)
Henry didn’t start the smear campaign against Anne, Lots of Henry’s courtiers hated her and blamed her for the reformation. As she lost a son she was in a vulnerable position. It’s more like he was a pawn as much as she was. Elizabeth I didn’t swear of marriage as a child, she wanted to marry a French prince (i can’t for life of me remember his name) to build politic strength against Spain. However her court were spilt on the decision after the disastrous relationship between her sister and King Phillip of Spain.
andria Bieber (2 months ago)
PHILLIPA GREGORY writes romantic novels barely historically accurate. I wish people would not use her as a historical reference.
Deseree lopez (2 months ago)
😮 😲 wow cool
Richard Bain (2 months ago)
Anne Boleyn Was Framed She Probably Did Not Commit any Of The Crimes She Was Charged With!
Matthew McPeek (2 months ago)
This video is junk! Henry son was not Edward the 4th, it would be Edward the 6th. And there were no Guillotines in England in the 1500s! Only the headsman and his axe.
Liam Mills (2 months ago)
Edward IV? Don't you mean Edward VI?
Darlene Smith (2 months ago)
Henry's son was Edward the VI. NOT Edward the IV.
Ned Kirby (2 months ago)
Simon Whisler (or whatever his name is) is an IDIOT. Under NO CONDITION would Queen Anne Boleyn have been executed by a Guillotine as this dope says. THEY WEREN'T EVEN INVENTED YET.
timber72 (3 months ago)
Edward the Fourth died 54 years before the birth of the future Edward the Sixth.
dk albright (3 months ago)
Innacurate facts plus mispronounced words.
Britannia U.K. (3 months ago)
It is worth noting that Anne did in fact carry a male child up to about the fifth or sixth month of gestation but sadly miscarried.. This happened as late as January 1536 and may have been a contributory factor in Henry's decision to finally abandon her. Anne blamed the miscarriage on her shock of hearing that Henry had sustained a bad injury after having fallen from his horse during a hunting accident.
Just2 Vicious (3 months ago)
King Henry was gross looking😂
S P (3 months ago)
Those paintings are awful and not accurate.
Jennifer Henderson (3 months ago)
But she knew she had to keep her bloodline going. In secret of course. Lol so many secrets 😂
Jennifer Henderson (3 months ago)
Elizabeth was not a virgin
Jennifer Henderson (3 months ago)
Ann may be my ggggggggggGreat grandmother.
Mark Livingstone (3 months ago)
Sorry to nit pick, she was crowned Queen Elizabeth, she only became Queen Elizabeth the First in 1952 when the present monarch became Queen. As mentioned by others, her half brother was Edward the Sixth. The alternative to the sword was the axe. Keep em coming Simon 😉
Holly Hobbie (3 months ago)
Please make a video about Katherine Parr. She is by far the most fascinating wife that Henry VIII had and one of the most increadible women in History.
Gary Griffith (3 months ago)
So Henry VIII didn't want to subject Anne Boleyn to the guillotine? Amazing since it would not be invented until the 18th Century. He did not want to subject her to the inefficient blade of the usual executioner's ax. If you are going to put out a video, for God's sake, spend 5 minutes researching your subject matter before making such a blatantly stupid comment losing all credibility for your entire presentation.
Fred Howard (3 months ago)
At 15:32, he says Jane Seymour gave birth to the future King Edward IV, but she gave birth to Edward VI...is he a historian?
Rachael Williams (3 months ago)
I love Anne Boleyn. I love this picture. I am PISSED AS HELL on who drew her hands!!!
j. g.c. (3 months ago)
the host utters a lot of mistakes: he refers to henry's son as edward the 4th when in fact, he was edward the 6th, beheadings were done by ax not guillotine( it wasn't invented yet!) etc. perhaps, he shouldn't speak so quickly.
Victor James (3 months ago)
Down with the Pope.
Natilra (3 months ago)
There's lots of comments about the guillotine nonsense but I want to pick up on the idea that Anne held a grudge against Henry because she loved Henry Percy. There is no evidence of her feelings for Percy! She probably didn't want to marry James Butler, which would've meant leaving the sophisticated courts of France and England for the wilds of Ireland, and Henry Percy's wealth and power would have satisfied her ambition.
Alicia Veal (3 months ago)
Play with🔥and get burned
Kellie Costello (3 months ago)
They used axe’s during that time. But I love watching facts and learning more stuff about the royals it fascinates me
TheJergard (3 months ago)
The guillotine? That was not invented until 1792. ( some 200 years later ...) The executioner would have used an axe. The king thought a simple axe was not suitable, so he sent for the frenchman.
Wendy ferris (3 months ago)
it was NOT Mary Boleyn who was Henry VIII first mistress but Bessie Blount who gave birth to a son Henry Fitztroy, Mary Boleyn also gave birth to a son and this was quite a while before he started with Anne. Also it was not Henry who interfered with her relationship with Henry Percy but Cardinal Wosely on his own. Henry;s desire for a divorce was spark for the reformation but greed for church holdings and wealth is prompted the dissolution of the Catholic church in England while still adhering to Catholic style Mass
Shelly seymore (3 months ago)
The guillotine?? Not in England.
Mesmer ASMR (3 months ago)
*Her murder
Bodacious Tness (3 months ago)
No guillotines in 16th century England. He wanted to spare her the axe.
Forthelove ofGod (3 months ago)
Jane Seymour's son Edward was King Edward the vi not the iv
Vander Cecil (3 months ago)
Edward VI...
Ruby Khandjian (3 months ago)
She was first cousins with Katherine Howard
AllenArt64 (3 months ago)
Henry VII's son was Edward VI not Edward IV :)
mcCan'sWife (4 months ago)
What is the movie called?
Live Louder (4 months ago)
Great video but am I the only one who thought this was Vsauce?
Summer Desjardins (4 months ago)
Jane gave birth to Edward VI not Edward IV,
Bonnie May (4 months ago)
I literally just hung my Henry the eighth & Anne boleyn ornaments, when decorating my tree tonight. I got them in London when visiting family.
Fabiola Zavala (4 months ago)
The only one that was a dissapointment became the most loved and famous queen in the whole history of England. Damn Henry you was wrong 😂 and that's the sad part too😔😔
DesertDaisy Marie (4 months ago)
There were a couple of mistakes in the vid, Jane Seymour’s boy was Edward 6th, not 4th.. Also it was sword instead of axe..

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