40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better
Henry had Anne detained and charged with a litany of crimes, including adultery, incest, and conspiracy.
Anne Boleyn was detained in the Tower of London on several false charges brought against her by her husband. He accused her of adultery and incest, believing that the deformities of their stillborn son were due to inbreeding. She was also accused of conspiracy against the King and witchcraft. It is believed that Thomas Cromwell was instrumental in plotting her downfall. He was Chief Minister to King Henry and Anne’s former friend. The charges alleged that she had relations with five different men, including her own brother. The conspiracy charge alleged that Anne plotted to murder King Henry so that she may marry Henry Norris.