Anne Boleyn ( /ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/); c.1501 – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.
Resting place of Anne Boleyn. (After she was beheaded, her body and head were dumped into an arrow box, and place in this unmarked spot. It wasn't until the 19th century when her remains were found again.)
Anne Boleyn by the 17th century artist Frans Pourbus. This was painted a century after her death. The increasing romanticization of her image was largely the result of her daughter Queen Elizabeth's phenomenal popularity.
It is often said that we do not know how Elizabeth I felt about her mother, Anne Boleyn, and it is widely written that she only spoken of her twice in her entire life...Using a surprising amount of contemporary evidence and a little bit of conjecture based on fact, we can, in fact determine how Elizabeth felt about Anne.-BB. Read more in "Death Could Not Separate Them: How Elizabeth I Connected to Her Deceased Mother"…
Ceiling, Anne Boleyn's Gateway Ceiling, Anne Boleyn's Gateway Note the 'HA' (Henry & Anne) emblem in the top right and bottom left. These escaped being removed after Anne Boleyn's execution for adultery and treason in May 1536. After her death, all traces of her were removed from Henry VIII's sight.