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

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The conspiracy against Anne Boleyn was well underway before she even knew it was happening.

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The plot to remove Anne was far-reaching. A secret commission was put together to investigate the accusations against Anne Boleyn by the King himself. Members of the commission included Thomas Cromwell, the Duke of Norfolk, and Anne’s own father. Anne was initially unaware of any investigation and conspiracy into crimes that would result in her downfall. When she found out, she laughed it off as absurd — after all, one of the men she stood accused of having an affair with, musician Mark Smeaton, was a rumored homosexual and someone Anne had met only briefly. It’s very likely her father tipped her off to the investigation and urged her to take the accusations seriously.

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