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

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During her imprisonment, Anne’s own words were used against her.

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During her imprisonment in the Tower of London, Anne Boleyn felt comfortable enough to speak freely. She spoke of conversations she had with Mark Smeaton and Henry Norris, two men who stood accused of crimes alongside Anne. The Tower lieutenant recorded her conversations and relayed her words to King Henry. Henry took this as proof of the adultery she was accused of, and it was used against her during her trial. She also spoke of Sir Francis Weston, saying he once professed his love for her. This resulted in the arrest of Sir Weston, who previously had nothing to do with the investigation.

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