40 Facts About Anne Boleyn That May Help You Understand Her Better
Henry VIII brought in an expert to make Anne Boleyn’s death relatively painless.
Anne was terrified that her execution would be grisly and painful. But King Henry took steps to make sure that it was quick and as painless as possible — perhaps because he knew that the allegations were false just so he could move on to his next wife. King Henry brought in an expert swordsman from the French territory of Calais to perform her beheading. It was the very least he could do. In a final act of revenge on her husband, Anne kept a calm demeanor leading up to her execution and allegedly even joked that she would be remembered as Queen Anne Lack-Head after her death.