The door that the unsuspecting Anne Boleyn went through on her way to meet Henry the 8th at the Tower of London!

The door that the unsuspecting Anne Boleyn went through on her way to meet Henry VIII at the Tower of London!

The most famous people to lose their head were Henry VIII’s two unfortunate wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard. Here is the executioner’s axe and chopping block in the White Tower museum (inside The Tower of London). Their bodies are said to lay under the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.

The Executioner’s Axe and Chopping Block, White Tower Museum, The Tower of London, England - The most famous people to lose their heads were Henry VIIIs two unfortunate wives, Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard.

Thomas Boleyn--Anne's father. Even after Henry killed two of his children he remained at court, albeit in a much reduced role. In the series "The Tudors," he is depicted as quite a cold man, literally turning his back on his children as they awaited execution having ruthlessly used them to further his own ambitions. Today March 12th is the 473rd anniversary of his death.

Thomas Boleyn, father of Queen of England and second wife of Henry Vlll, Anne Boleyn. He died early, maybe from epidemic.

Tombs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Tombs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

May 19, 1536, Execution of Anne Boleyn-Her ladies removed her headdress and necklaces, and then tied a blindfold over her eyes as she knelt upright in the French style for execution by the sword. Anne Boleyn was executed by French expert swordsman Jean Rombaud. According to Eric W. Ives, Rombaud was so taken by Anne, that he was shaken.

"Anne Boleyn was executed within the walls of the Tower on 19 May She was granted special dispensation to be beheaded by an expert French swordsman and is buried in the chapel of St Peter ad Vincula inside the Tower of London.

The Beauchamp Tower where Anne Boleyn was held prisoner

The Beauchamp Tower at The Tower of London where Anne Boleyn was held prisoner while awaiting her execution.

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