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

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The final words Anne Boleyn spoke were a prayer for her soul.

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Anne was blindfolded and knelt in the straw. She could be heard murmuring, “O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul. To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus receive my soul.” Reports indicate that Anne kept turning her head in anticipation of the sword’s blow. The executioner called out to his assistant to bring over hie sword, and while Anne was distracted by what the assistant was doing, he came up behind her and beheaded her with one swift blow. It was very swift, and she likely did not realize it was about to happen.

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