Anne Boleyn of England

Anne Boleyn of England (abt. 1501 - 1536)

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Anne "Nan, Queen of England" Boleyn of England aka Bullen
Born about in Blickling Hall, Norfolk, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Whitehall, London, Englandmap
Died in Tower of London, London, Englandmap
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Categories: House of Boleyn | Blickling Hall, Blickling | Prisoners of the Tower of London | Ghosts | This Day In History May 02 | This Day In History May 17 | This Day In History May 19.




Anne "Nan" Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII, and mother of Elizabeth I.

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An unpopular queen, Anne was charged with incest and adultery. She was beheaded on 19 May 1536 and her only daughter Elizabeth was deemed illegitimate.

Earlier historians considered 1507 to be the accepted birth date, but in 1981 the art historian Hugh Paget successfully demonstrated that a letter Anne had written in 1513 from Brussels when she was a maid of honour in that court, a position which was only open to a 12- or 13-year-old, was not the hand of a six-year-old. [1]

Her ghost at Tower of London

The ghost of Ann has been seen on numerous occasions at the Tower of London. It is said her ghost haunts the place of her death, beheaded on Tower Green on the 19th May 1536.

A number of people have also claimed to have seen Anne's ghost at Hever Castle, Blickling Hall, Salle Church, and Marwell Hall.[2]


See also:

  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 by Douglas Richardson Vol. II. p. 57
  • "Royal Ancestry" 2013 D. Richardson 2013 Vol. V pp. 212
  • Wikipedia:Anne_Boleyn
  • Fraser, A. (1993). The Wives of Henry VIII. NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Print.
  • Weir, A. (n.d.). The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn. NY: Ballantine Books. Epub.
  • Camden Society Series (London, 1846) Vol. 35: "The Chronicle of Calais, in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII to the Year 1540" Page 47: 1536: "The ixi. of May qwene Ann Boleyn was behedyd in the Towre of London, by the hands of the hangman of Caleis, withe the swerde of Caleis."
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Anne Boleyn of England. The suffix of England is non-traditional and may be too long for the WikiTree suffix.

Born ABT 1501. Hever, Sevenoaks District, Kent, England. [3]

Died May 19 1536. Tower of London, London, England. [4]

Buried May 19 1536. Church of St Peter ad Vuncula, Tower of London, London, England. [5]


  1. Ives – Life & Death of Anne Boleyn, as referenced by Wikipedia Article
  2. Space:Ghost Profiles on Wikitree
  3. Source: #S25683955
  4. Source: #S25683955
  5. Source: #S25683997
  • Source: S25683955 Web: Netherlands, GenealogieOnline Trees Index, 1000-2015 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;
  • Source: S25683997 UK and Ireland, Find A Grave Index, 1300s-Current Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;

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A painting of Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein.
A painting of Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein.

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On 24 May 2018 at 21:02 GMT Al Scott wrote:

i Noticed a Anne Skinner married a Henry Wyatt ,i have many Wyatt Matches,

My FTDNA Kit#510220 can be found in the Wyatt, Skinner,Scott Surname Group Result Pages at FTDNA i am descended from Scott-3468 Wyatt-180 is the wife of My Ancestors Nephew on the next Link "There is no evidence that Anne Boleyn and Thomas Wyatt were lovers," I also have 3 Bolin Y DNA Matches and 3 Henry YDNA Matches also see images i have attached to Profile Wyatt-247 DNA Related

On 24 Aug 2017 at 03:26 GMT Christine (Raffo) Zakary wrote:

I believe that the lower portrait is not Anne Boleyn, but Henry's 2nd wife named Ann, - the German Ann of Cleves. The two women don't look at all alike. The lower picture shows a woman in a Germanic head dress style - very different from the Tudor female hat and veil. Apparently someone made an error mixing the two portraits of the two women. The error is being compounded on the web.

On 27 Jun 2017 at 00:29 GMT Victoria Gilbert wrote:

My 3rd cousin, 18x removed! I love being able to learn these kind of things!!!

On 21 Jul 2016 at 01:42 GMT Jack Day wrote:

Looking at the dates in the data field, did Anne stop being Henry's wife two days before her death?

On 25 Mar 2016 at 17:38 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

my 16th great aunt. Fascinating!!!!

On 23 Nov 2014 at 23:37 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

Anne Boleyn of England is notable.
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Anne is 17 degrees from George Bush, 20 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 12 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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