A real Tudor woman might not have wanted to be seen dead in a green coloured dress and this is why…
Princess Elizabeth began the year of 1536 as a ‘High and mighty Royal Princess’ and ended it as just another royal bastard. Her mother Queen Anne Boleyn was executed for treason and adultery on 19th May 1536 and from that moment her daughter’s world was turned upside down.
It is alleged that a copy of this letter was found amongst Thomas Cromwell’s possessions after his execution. Its authenticity is doubted because Anne was closely guarded and it would have been difficult to conceal such a letter. However the letter does have a ring of authenticity:
Liam Archer, 26, was exploring Hever Castle in Kent with his family when he took this picture which appears to show a hand hovering in the left hand side of the frame. Read the full article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3184015/Anne-Boleyn-s-ghost-captured-camera.html#ixzz4gnzWJNop
Before her execution Anne Boleyn heard Mass and took Holy Communion for the last time. She declared her innocence before and after taking the Eucharist before witnesses. This is important because She believed, like all sixteenth century people, that if she lied on the Eucharist that she would be condemned to hell.
I had a good look at this image in the early hours of this morning and I noticed that the medallion does not show the usual ‘AB’ or ‘A’ initials. But instead, has the initials ‘AR’,(Anna Regina) which is Latin for Queen Anne. Continue reading “A new image of Anne Boleyn that has been hiding in plain sight for years?”
In the aftermath of the queen’s arrest, the King exhibited the behaviour of a man, who at the very least, wanted to believe his wife was guilty. He spent time being rowed up and down the river Thames on his Royal barge with loud music playing and surrounded by many court ladies. He grew a manly beard shortly Anne’s arrest and was never seen without it again. The full faced, larger than life and intimidating portraits of Henry with his legs outstretched and eyes staring at the viewer were all painted after Anne was dead.