40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better
On May 19, 1536, Anne Boleyn was sentenced to death.
Despite being on the commission that led the way for the charges to be brought against Anne, it is believed that her uncle, the Duke of Norfolk,Â read aloud her sentencing with tears in his eyes. The executions of the other accused men were horrific and painful, and Anne was left wondering if she would suffer the same fate. She didn’t know if she would be beheaded or burned at the stake on account of the witchcraft conviction. Henry VIII ordered that she should be beheaded, and the news was delivered to her by her friend and supporter Archbishop Cramner. She had very little time to prepare for her death.