The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Catherine of Aragon Anne Boleyn Jane Seymour Anne of Cleves Catherine Howard Catherine Parr
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Anne Boleyn
In Her Own Words:
"Try me, good King, but let me have a Lawful Trial..."

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Henry Says:
"Wishing my sweetheart's arms, whose pretty dukkys [breasts] I trust shortly to kiss..."
- Letter from Henry to Anne
Above: Julia Marsen as Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn | 1501?-1536

"Goggle-eyed whore," concubine and harlot were all names Anne Boleyn's enemies bestowed on Henry's second queen. This smart, aggressive woman stirred passionate emotions in all who knew her -- no less so, Henry VIII, who first begged for her love and then condemned her to death.

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Anne Boleyn
Lower right: Anne Boleyn from Hever Castle

Intro Background Why choose this wife? Role as queen King vs. queen Love Life Children Ultimate fate