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

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The witchcraft charges have peculiar origins.

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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.

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