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40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better

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It was Anne’s second cousin who married the King after Anne’s Execution.

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Jane Seymour was Anne’s second cousin and would become Henry’s third wife. She was also the only wife to give birth to a son, Edward. Tragically, she died within two weeks of giving birth to the future King of England. But Henry and Jane’s relationship started right under Anne’s nose. Anne was aware that a relationship was blossoming between the two, and it enraged her. Henry gave Jane a picture of himself to wear around her neck, just like he did when he was courting Anne while married to Catherine. Anne reportedly tore the necklace from Jane’s neck so violently that she injured her hand. One of Anne’s ladies-in-waiting, Jane Dormer, once said on the record that there was a lot fighting between the current and future Queens.

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