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    The Fate of Anne Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII and thus Queen of England, from 1533 to 1536. She was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn and Lady Elizabeth Howard. Though raised Catholic, Anne was an Evangelist and believed in reformation. Though opinions regarding her demise vary, there is no doubt that she is a very important historical figure. Anne Boleyn caught the eye of King Henry VIII while serving at court as the hand maiden to Henry's wife Catherine. King Henry VIII was infatuated with Anne, though, she would not become his mistress as many before her had. Henry tried for many years to have his marriage to Catherine annulled claiming that the marriage was void due to Catherine being his brother's wife before their marriage. His inability to have his marriage annulled and his continued pursuit of Anne resulting in his breaking from the Catholic Church and eventually the English Reformation. In September of 1533, Anne gave birth to her first child, Elizabeth, later to become Queen Elizabeth I of England. Anne had three later pregnancies, thought they were all unfortunate miscarriages. This was a huge disappointment to the King, who needed a male heir. This also began Anne's downfall. During this time, King Henry began having an affair with Jane Seymour. In May, 1536, Anne was arrested after being accused of adultery, incest, and high treason. Five other men, including her brother were arrested and later executed for having affairs with Anne. Anne…

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    The Fall of Anne Boleyn The day is May 1st, 1536, a great May Day celebration is taking place in the English royal court. Anne Boleyn, the second queen of Henry VIII sits next to her husband watching a joust. As she watches, she knows that she has failed to grant to her husband the only thing he desperately needs, a son. She had given birth to a daughter, Elizabeth, and miscarried twice, the most recent miscarriage had appeared to be of a boy. That miscarriage was the beginning of her downfall,…

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    of all time for many reasons. One of these reasons is his many controversial marriages that ended in either exile or execution. All of his wives were good-natured and well-rounded, but King Henry always found something negative about them as a reason to divorce or execute them. Anne Boleyn is well-known for being one of King Henry’s most scandalous wives for her behavior that later led to her death. When the King’s Chancellor died, Anne Boleyn obtained an abundance of power over…

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    Hanson, Marilee. "King Henry VIII’s Love Letters to Anne Boleyn" Although his love for her was made clear with these letters, her lack of producing a male heir would become her downfall as well. Anne, like Catherine before her would suffer from miscarriages and only produce a female heir as well. Elizabeth was born on September 7th, 1533 and would be Henry and Anne’s only child to survive infancy. Once again Henry would take other women to his bed, and unlike Catherine, Anne refused to look the…

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    Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr all had a different story and fate to tell because of their husband, Henry VIII. Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of Henry VIII. Eight…

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    In what ways is sex used by Anne and Henry as a weapon in this set of historical events? During the beginning of Henry VIII reign England was recognized as a Catholic nation with ties that gave tremendous amount of authority to the Pope of Rome, however, Henry VIII abolished those ties and consequently changed the whole country religious foundation for the sole reason that his sexual desires or quest for a male heir conflicted with the Pope. Henry VIII was displeased with his 20 years of…

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    Previously a lady in waiting to Anne, Jane Seymour captured the attention of the king. An interesting fact about Jane Seymour that separates her from Henry’s previous wives is pointed out by Eakins, “Jane never had a coronation” (Eakins) . Jane Seymour was never crowned as Queen of England. Furthermore, Jane was the only wife who fulfilled her duty by providing the king with a son and male heir; the one desire that drove him to divorce Catherine and break away from the Catholic Church.…

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    Since Anne only delivered a little daughter, Henry VIII had her beheaded. His next wife, Jane Seymour, finally gave him a son, but Jane died during childbirth. So, Henry once again looked for a wife. He saw a portrait of Anne of Cleves and decided he wanted to marry her. When she came for the wedding, he realized that the artist painted her more beautiful than she was, and shortly after he married her he put her away. Then he married the wicked woman, Catherine Howard. He promptly had her…

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    and Wives King Henry VIII had six wives, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Kathryn Howard, Katherine Parr. “Henry is the second son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.” (Henry VIII (r. 1509-1547)) “In his youth he was athletic and highly intelligent. He speaks good French, Latin, and Spanish; he is very religious; heard three masses daily when he hunted, he is extremely fond of hunting, and never takes that diversion without tiring eight or ten horses, and he is…

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    His wife’s clothing was a reflection of her status as well, and in the case of Anne Boelyn, it is stated that she was stripped of her short mantel furred with ermines when she was arrested. Katherine Howard was stripped of her amenities as well which included several silks and velvets adorned with jewels. Thus showing how many material possessions played a part in showing the status of The King and his wives. A great example of this is Henry VIII’s generosity towards Anne Of Cleaves after the…

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