40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better
The witchcraft charges have peculiar origins.
During her trial, which was presided over by her uncle the Duke of Norfolk, Anne was accused of sorcery. She was also accused of acting in a “libertine” manner before her marriage to Henry. It was believed that she was a disciple of Satan and used sorcery to bewitch and seduce the King of England. Apparently, Anne had a prominent neck mole and an extra finger on her hand, which only reinforced the belief that she was a witch. Additionally, her inability to produce a male heir added to the condemnation. The trial was, by all means, a complete farce. With little to no evidence supporting the charges, she was still convicted.