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Anne Tudor [Boleyn], Queen Consort, Anne of England, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire and Lady Elizabeth Boleyn [Howard]
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Anne Boleyn was born circa 1501 at Blickling in Norfolk to the courtier and diplomat Sir Thomas Boleyn and his wife Elizabeth Howard the daughter of the Duke of Norfolk. Anne was considered beautiful with dark eyes, long dark hair and a lively personality. At the age of 13 she worked in the French court. Here she worked for Mary, Henry VIII's sister, who had married the king of France. When the king, Louis, died, Mary returned to England. Anne stayed in France as maid-in-honour to the new queen.

In 1522, Anne returned to England and worked for Catherine of Aragon's household. Anne fell for a young man who worked at the court called Henry Percy. She became secretly engaged to Percy - who was already engaged to someone else. The engagement was ended after an intervention by both Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey. Percy was forbidden from ever seeing Anne again and Anne was banned from the Royal Court. However, by 1526 she had caught the eye of Henry who openly wanted her to be his mistress - which she refused to do.
Henry embarked on his plan to divorce Catherine and marry Anne. After seven years of intrigue, plotting and papal confrontation they were married in January 1533, Anne was crowned queen in June 1533 and she gave birth to the future Queen Elizabeth in September. But Anne, now in her early 30's, had a sharp tongue on her and made enemies at court. Most significantly, her next two children were stillborn and Henry had befriended one of her maids of honour - Jane Seymour.

In May 1536, Anne was arrested, charged with treason and held in the Tower of London. Anne was executed on May 19th 1536 and her body was laid to rest in the Chapel of St Vincula at the Tower of London.


See also Hasted's History of Kent published in 1797, Hever Castle and Queen Anne Boleyn published in 1833, Historic Hever - The Church published in 1905 and
Date
Type
Information
Source
 
c 1501
Born
At Blickling Hall, Blickling in the County of Norfolk
Public records
 
25th Jan 1533
Married
Henry VIII Tudor at Westminster Palace in the Parish of Westminster, London
Public records
 
7th Sep 1533
Birth of a daughter
Elizabeth I at Greenwich Palace in the Parish of Greenwich, Kent
Public records
 
Aug 1534
Birth of a son
Henry
Public records
 
29th Jan 1536
Birth of a son
Unnamed son at Greenwich Palace in the Parish of Greenwich, Kent
Public records
 
17th May 1536
Marriage annulled
Public records
 
19th May 1536
Died
At The Tower of London in the Parish of City of London; executed by beheading, for high treason and alleged adultery
Public records
 
after 19th May 1536
Buried
At Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill in the Parish of City of London
Public records

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Boley, Boleyn individual records
Kings & Queens individual records
Tudor individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Anne Tudor [Boleyn], Queen Consort, Anne of England
   
 Sir Geoffrey Boleynm: c 1444Ann Hoo 
 b: c 1425 son of Thomas Boleyn and Anne Bracton
d: 1463
  b: c 1425
d: 1484
  
        
 Thomas William Anne Alice Isabel Cecily Simon 
 b: 1445 Blickling, Norfolk
d: 1471
 b: 1449 Blickling, Norfolk
d: October 1505
 b: 1450 Blickling, Norfolk b: 1452 Blickling, Norfolk b: 1453 Blickling, Norfolk b: 1454 Blickling, Norfolk b: 1455 Blickling, Norfolk 
                   
Great-
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Sir William Boleynm: c 1470Margaret Butler 
 b: 1449 Blickling, Norfolk
d: October 1505
  b: c 1450
d: 1539/40
  
         
Anne Thomas Anthony Jane Alice Margaret William Edward 
b: 18th Nov 1475 Blickling, Norfolk
d: 31st Oct 1479
 b: 1477 Blickling, Norfolk
d: 13th Mar 1538/39
 b: c 1483 Blickling, Norfolk b: c 1485 Blickling, Norfolk b: c 1487 Blickling, Norfolk b: c 1489 Blickling, Norfolk b: c 1491 Blickling, Norfolk b: c 1495 Blickling, Norfolk 
                  
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 Thomas Boleyn
1st Earl of Wiltshire
m: c 1495Lady Elizabeth Howard 
 b: 1477 Blickling, Norfolk
d: 13th Mar 1538/39
  b: c 1475
d: 3rd Apr 1538
  
    
 George Rochford Anne Mary 
 b: c 1500
d: 17th May 1536 beheaded
 b: c 1501 Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk
d: 19th May 1536 The Tower of London, City of London, executed by beheading, for high treason and alleged adultery
bur: after 19th May 1536 Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill, City of London
 b: c 1505
d: 19th Jul 1543
 
         
Parental record
   
   
    
2nd marriage Henry VIII Tudor
King of England
m: 25th Jan 1533 Westminster Palace, Westminster, LondonAnn Boleyn 
 b: 28th Jun 1491 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent
d: 28th Jan 1547 Whitehall Palace, London
bur: after 28th Jan 1547 St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire
  b: c 1501 Blickling Hall, Blickling, Norfolk
d: 19th May 1536 The Tower of London, City of London, executed by beheading, for high treason and alleged adultery
bur: after 19th May 1536 Chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, Tower Hill, City of London
  
    
 Elizabeth I Henry Unnamed son 
 b: 7th Sep 1533 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent
ch: 10th Sep 1533
d: 24th Mar 1603 Richmond Palace, Richmond, London
bur: after 24th Mar 1603 Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London
 b: August 1534
d: August 1534 Stillborn
 b: 29th Jan 1536 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent
d: 29th Jan 1536 Greenwich Palace, Greenwich, Kent, Stillborn
 
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