I haven’t seen Anne Boleyn on here enough. She is amazing to me and an inspiration to me.
Born July 1501 – 1507
Died 19 May 1536
Anne was the Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 and the second wife of six of King Henry VIII. Henry’s marriage to her, and her execution by beheading, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.
Anne had been of average height and she had a slender build with long straight and thick black or dark brown hair, dark brown eyes, a considerably strong nose, a definite wide mouth with slim lips, and an olive complexion. She was considered to be brilliant, charming, driven, elegant, forthright, and graceful with a keen wit and a lively, opinionated, and passionate personality. Anne was depicted to be “sweet and cheerful” in her youth and she enjoyed cards and dice games, drinking wine, eating French food, flirting, gambling, gossiping, and hearing a good joke. She was fond of archery, falconry, hunting, and the occasional game of bowls. But, Anne also had a sharp tongue and a terrible temper.
One reason I look up to her is because in some aspects I find similarities between me and her.
On 8 January 1536, news of Catherine of Aragon’s death reached the King and Anne, who were overjoyed. The following day, Henry and Anne wore yellow, the symbol of joy and celebration in England, from head to toe, and celebrated Catherine’s death with festivities. In Spain, the home country of Catherine of Aragon, yellow was the color of mourning, in addition to black. For this reason, the wearing of yellow by Henry and Anne may have been a symbol of mourning. With Mary’s mother dead, Anne attempted to make peace with her. Mary rebuffed Anne’s overtures, perhaps because of rumors circulating that Catherine had been poisoned by Anne or Henry.
However, I don’t believe Anne wanted to be apart of it nor did she poison Catherine. (She died of heart cancer).I believe this because Anne was secretly engaged to Henry Percy, son of the 5th Earl of Northumberland, but the betrothal was broken off when Percy’s father refused to support their engagement.