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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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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?
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!!
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).
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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