Do you think that the English people would have grown to love Anne and seen her as their rightful Queen if in January she had delivered of a healthy son and heir? By nearly everyone in England was desperate for Henry to have a son. The fear was that, with a disputed succession, the country would return to the civil war which had dogged the second half of the fifteenth century.
I think that, in the main, there would have been rejoicing if Anne had given birth to a healthy son in January However, I think that most people would have been happy to accept a son of Henry VIII as they later accepted both his daughters even though his legitimacy was debateable. As the years passed and with, perhaps, more children being added to the royal nursery I think that people would have begun to accept Anne as queen, particularly with the death of Catherine of Aragon.
Even the Emperor Charles V was prepared to recognise Anne as queen in April when Chapuys finally acknowledged her. Anne is very likely to have been his regent. I think that people would have accepted that. Anne had a very strong character and made many enemies. Henry VIII is often spoken of as having undergone a drastic change in personality in his late thirties and early forties. I think that Henry always had the capability to become a tyrant.
The execution of the Duke of Buckingham early in his reign and his estrangement from Princess Mary during the divorce show an unattractive side to his character.
Unlike Prince Arthur, Henry was raised by his mother with his sisters. He spent a cosseted childhood being told how wonderful he was. This continued on his accession with the praise heaped on him as the most handsome and intelligent prince in Europe.
He was an egotist, determined upon his own pleasure and needs at any cost. Whilst this was forgivable in a young and handsome prince, with the years of bitterness at his failure to beget a healthy son and the long wait to marry Anne, as well as his increasing physical unattractiveness, it became more apparent. Henry VIII always believed that he was right and that his actions were justifiable: something that could lead to tyranny. I am sure that you have visited many locations with Tudor connections. Do you have a favourite? I live very close to Hampton Court and so I would have to say there.
It is a lovely place to visit. The gardens and later additions by William III are also fascinating. This is a source book that I have edited. All of the sources have been published before, but many are very hard to find. There are so many, it is hard to choose! But it is certain that Henry asked for all the eligible ladies of the French court to be brought to Calais, a scandalous proposition to which the French ambassador responded sarcastically by asking Henry whether he also wanted to try out the ladies before he made his choice.
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HA Necklace. Elizabeth' Rainbow Necklace. Today is a day to remember and pay respect to a woman, a mother, a Queen, whose execution was a brutal act of cruelty. But I also think it is a day to celebrate her life. Her happy childhood at Hever, her learning days in Europe, and her growing and exciting days at the court of Henry, when she was a rising star..
After spending a few moments in rememberence, I went out doors,it was a lovely sunny day at last, the weather here in Scotland has been awful for weeks , and I planted my Anne Boleyn rose which was bought for me some weeks back, and saved to do on this day. I have placed it close to my back garden door, so it can be admired on a daily basis, this lighten the sadness of the day, and as I carried on gardening I thought about all the wonderful things she must have experienced.
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Tonight I have raised a couple of glasses of wine to her and the fascinating part of history that she has left us. To Queen Anne, God rest her soul! I thought Fitzroy admired and respected Anne? That he whitnessed her exicution as a friend and not a foe. Apparently what I have read is incorrect. Not by He had accompanied Anne and his father to Calais in and Anne had helped arrange his marriage to Mary Howard, but on the afternoon that Anne was arrested Fitzroy visited his father and was told that Anne had planned to kill him and his half-sister, Mary, by poisoning them.
Anne was an amazing women I think to go to her death with such courage must have been amazing to the crowd what a brave women she must have been. Anne died as the Marchioness of Pembroke. You are correct on that account. But I would have thought being found guilty she would have forfeited that title. The sticking point for me was that she was made Queen by statute not by marriage to the King.
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I will let the rest of you make your own decisions. Thank you so much for doing a audio on her final moments. You should DEFO do a audio book!!! I could picture it and her final moments in this world. Thank you Claire for bringing the Tudor dinisty back to life. According to your opinion, is it true? Because I think that by these references to the king, Anne simply wanted to express her undiminished affection to him, despite the fact that he had the responsibility of her execution.
This moved me to tears. Thank you for reading it…. This, and all of the comments, should be a reminder about how important it is not to forget history…as, here, we have the 1st black president in the US, and just years after slavery…yet, instead of relishing in the moment…in the moment of seeing humanity perhaps move forward a bit…. I will hope to sit down with her in the next life and speak a bit.
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There are lots of articles on Anne Boleyn and Tudor history there. Claire,Such a touching read,it has brought tears to my eyes,perhapes always will,Most beloved by many,aswell as hated by many. Peace Love and Joy be withand yours. Happy Holidays Barones Von Reis. Wonderful reproduction of this heartbreaking event. The depiction of the event along with my adoration of Natalie Dormer has often made me wonder if I could have stood there and watched her die.
The Fourth Musketeer in me sees me putting a flaming arrow into the sword hand of the executioner as he begins his swing, and then pushing through the crowd to take Anne by the hand and lead her off to a new life of exile, outlaw, and adventure with me. Later I fret about what one good heavy machine gun could have done to persuade Henry and his guards to forget all about their plans that day. Only memorable and very special people can do that. Thank you, Rhynn, for your kind comment.
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I know exactly what you mean about wanting to save her, it must have been awful for those who knew and loved her to watch her die like that. The bell tower showed me such sight That in my head sticks day and night. There did I learn out of a grate, For all favour, glory, or might, That yet circa Regna tonat.
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By proof, I say, there did I learn: Wit helpeth not defence too yerne, Of innocency to plead or prate. Bear low, therefore, give God the stern, For sure, circa Regna tonat.
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Name required. Mail will not be published required. Follow me! It was the 19th May and a Queen of England had been executed. Sandra Horn says:. May 19, at am. Claire says:.