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Anne Boleyn is famous for being the Queen of England and the second wife of King Henry VIII. She was one of the wives of King Henry VIII who was beheaded because she did not give birth to a son, and so did not give the King a male heir to the throne. See the fact file below for more information about Anne Boleyn or alternatively download our comprehensive worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Anne Boleyn was born at the start of the 1500s. She lived during the Tudor times.
- She was educated in France and the Netherlands and returned to England in her early 20s.
- Anne Boleyn is famous for being a strong, intelligent and politically minded woman. These traits were seen as unattractive for a woman of her time.
- In 1522, Boleyn had planned to marry her cousin, James Butler, but the plans were broken up by Thomas Wolsey, the King’s chief Roman Catholic advisor and cardinal.
- In 1523, Boleyn became secretly engaged to another man, Henry Percy, but this too was broken up by Wolsey.
- Anne Boleyn was given the title ‘Marquess of Pembroke’ by King Henry VIII.
- Before her marriage to King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn was maid of honor for his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
- King Henry VIII originally asked Anne to be his mistress, but she refused.
- King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn married secretly in 1532 after the King seduced her and promised he would annul his marriage to Catherine.
- On May 23rd 1533, Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon was annulled, and 5 days later his marriage to Anne Boleyn was declared legal.
- Anne Boleyn became the Queen of England on June 1st
- Boleyn was the Queen of England from 1533 to 1536.
- She was crowned with the St Edward’s Crown at Westminster Abbey in London.
- Boleyn’s motto was ‘the most happy’ and she had her own coat of arms.
- Anne Boleyn only had one child with Henry VIII – a daughter who would go on to become Queen Elizabeth I. She also had 3 miscarriages.
- When Elizabeth was born, it was a surprise that she was a girl. Everyone had expected the child to be a boy. The birth announcement had even been printed reading ‘prince’ and had to be quickly edited to read ‘princess’.
- Because she never produced a son, Henry VIII began an affair with Jane Seymour, who would go on to be his third wife.
- In 1536, Anne Boleyn was accused of high treason (disloyalty against the King). She was accused of adultery and plotting to kill the King, but the true reason was that Henry VIII was annoyed that she hadn’t given birth to a son.
- On May 2nd 1536, Boleyn was arrested and taken to the Tower of London. She was sentenced to being burnt alive, but King Henry changed her punishment to beheading.
- On May 19th 1536, Anne Boleyn was executed at the Tower of London by a French swordsman.
- Boleyn’s body was buried in an unmarked grave at the Church of St Peter ad Vincula in London.
Anne Boleyn Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Anne Boleyn Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Anne Boleyn who is famous for being the Queen of England and the second wife of King Henry VIII. She was one of the wives of King Henry VIII who was beheaded because she did not give birth to a son, and so did not give the King a male heir to the throne. S
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- Europe 1500
- Character Traits
- Coat of Arms
- The Royal Motto
- Wives of King Henry VIII
- Elizabeth I
- Anne Boleyn’s Death Sentence
- The Tower of London
- Anne Boleyn’s Burial
- Acrostic Poem
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