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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.
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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
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 😉
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.
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.
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.
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
‘The rough blade of a Guillotine’. Errrr, the guillotine was invented by the french long after 1536 when Boleyn was executed. The only alternative to the sword would have been the axe. So that’s one ‘fact’ that isn’t a fact.
I've seen and read a bunch of different sources on Ann - all of them either portray her as a seducer or an innocent maid. They've found letters by Henry to Ann, but not the other way around. So, a lot of this is just hypothesized. I didn't like how he said, "she played hard to get." Or she just didn't want to be whore. The last documentary I saw about her said, her and Henry VIII we're deeply in love and didn't have sex because if she got pregnant it would ruin their ability to get married.
Even how they say she sharpened her feminine wiles in France, there is no physical proof. It's just what people assumed happen. I think she makes everyone to this day still wonder about her, because we'll probably never actually know what really happened.
Edward IV was not the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Edward IV was the father of Henry VIII's mother, Elizabeth of York. Henry's and Jane's son was Edward VI. Toward the end of this video, there's a chart, and that chart shows, correctly, Edward VI as Henry's son.
It wasn’t Anne’s fault she couldn’t give him a son it’s his (you need the right chromosome) and even if she did become pregnant with it was probably ok of the times she miscarried ( due to stress) because He was cheating on her with his 3rd wife Jane Seymour which is the main reason she was beheaded so he could marry Jane
".. The rough blade of the guillotine.."
Nooo, Henry chose the swordsman instead of the rough blade of the AXE! The guillotine didn't make it's appearance until right before the French revolution, which happened quite some time after the reign of Henry VIII
She was excuted for not giving him that boy he wanted so bad, and that boy ruled for 6 years, so did Mary who turned into a religious psychopath and then imagine that, his daughter Elizabeth ruled and had a glowing legacy....well for the most part...lol.
'Anne was killed with a sword and not the guillitine' This would have been a miracle as the guillitine wasn't invented until over 200 years later. The usual form of execution of nobility was an axe! Also Henry's son became Edward 6th and not the 4th. Please get your facts right!
It's thought that Anne might've had a negative blood type, as so many women who have a negative blood type can have a first child with no problems, and after that have nothing but miscarriages. Thank goodness for rhogam, it is the reason women with negative blood types now can have multiple children.
Leave His Majesty King Henry VIII alone! Just because he's dead and can't cut your peasant heads off doesn't mean you should be so cruel to such a great Lord of lesser men like yourselves. It sounds like Anne's greatest legacy was her daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, who as far as I'm aware, sounds like one of the best -if not the best- Queens that England ever had. I wonder if stories of her mother's scandalous sexual behavior had terrorized her at a tender age to avoid such threats to her life. Whether the accusations of infidelity were true or not, such sins would not tarnish Elizabeth.
Then Anne agrees with me and not you. Even in her last minute of life, she decried all those who would tarnish Henry's great name in the future.
Anne would have never traipsed her way into court and His most glorious heart in the first place if Queen Catherine had given His Royal Highness an Heir! It wasn't Henry's fault that everyone and their uncle was putting him under such pressure to produce a Prince. That crap still continues with the Royals today. Even if you're right and Henry was such a monster deserving death, then Anne was a fool for charming a married man out of his marriage. Play with fire, and get burned. There's nothing more important than the future of England to any English King worth his salt.
Executed for what, exactly? Not-shelling the Spanish Armada? That was his daughter's job!
heymisterderp you are talking crap. Henry VIII was a murderous monster who killed because he could. It's very doubtful whether Anne did anything she was accused of but was instead the victim of a Kangeroo Court and the result was a foregone conclusion. He should have been executed instead and would have been nowadays!
Anne "seduced the king" ? how about terrified and yielded to a psychopath who burned alive his victims ? Over 670 burned alive in agony by way of Henry's religious frenzy...ever burn just one small finger? Ann could smell those bodies burning...streets of screams sobs and vomiting 21st century writers never stop warping and twisting factual history to tell the very ignorant...pretty stories...a modern serial killer is the boy next door...compared to the carnage of history...all based in LAW
Henry was a tyrant, jeeze I'm glad I wasn't born in that era, what an awful end of life for Anne, she basically didn't do anything wrong. Henry was determined to have a son by any means at any cost, six wives, it's hard to believe he loved any of them.
I don't know where you get the idea that Elizabeth I began a "policy of religious tolerance." The Catholic Church was cruelly persecuted during her reign. Her ministers Lord Burghley, his son, and Francis Walsingham ran a police state, executing many a priest and recusant Catholic!
She wa spared the guillotine? the guillotine did not exist !!! The ax of the execitioner's ok but NOT the guillotine! That was implemented in 1789. A French physician Joseph-Ignace Guillotin proposed to the National Assembley that capital punishment should always take the form of decapitation "by means of a simple mechanism. Someone here hasn't read history
Like millions of others, I find the Tudor period to be extriodinarily fascinating! I knew very little of it until the Showtime series The Tudors. I became a bit obsessed about learning all I could about that time in history. I watched every documentary on the subject, read dozens of books etc.
I love her, the beauty in those times was only blue eyes, blonde hair, not discriminating of course those girls are also beautiful, she was so strong and indominant , with that dark and fascinating look and that long bright hair, so sad its her end, enrique viii was a ...... I do not say the word, incredible and admirable woman one of the best queens in history, i hope she is in peace right now wherever you are
I love how the women who Henry used and absolutely abused or murdered are being accused of being the ones that were at fault. So sorry but hell no. She made the best of the situation she was placed in by men. She played the game to her best and was still killed.
it was impossible to have murdered her with the Guillotine!!!! The inventor, Joseph Guillotin ,wasn't born until 1738 AD in France!! He lived until 1814 AD. I didn't misspell his name, that's how it's in the American Heritage Dictionary!!
Nope, try as early as 1286! Decapitating machines weren't 'invented' by the French - they just popularized them .....look up the Halifax Gibbet (1286), the Edinburgh Maiden, and other 'flying blades'.
" ....Although he really did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was a man named Antoine Louis. "
I never understand it, that passion and love for Anne to a point that he killed her just like that. I mean, how?! It still happen tough, nowadays....😒 I think I follow there daughter; rule your own life & never be ruled by anyone!😅
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