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The Tudors — Anna or Anne Boleyn

Anna oder Anne Boleyn
Anna or Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and the second wife of King Henry VIII. of England

in 1507

19. May 1536, executed because of alleged adultery


Thomas Boleyn (1477-1539), since 1525 Viscount Rochford, since 1529 Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde


Elizabeth Howard († 1538), daughter of Thomas Howard († 1524), second Duke of Norfolk, and sister of Thomas Howard († 1554), third Duke of Norfolk


Anna's mother gave birth to many children during her life. Apart from Anna only the following reached adulthood:

  • her brother George, born c. 1503, deceased on 17. May 1536 (executed by Henry VIII. of England because of alleged incest with his sister Anna), married to Lady Jane Parker, daughter of Henry Parker, Lord Morley, who incriminated him seriously in his court case; she was executed in 1542, because she had covered up the adulteries of Catherine Howard († 1542)
  • her sister Mary, born c. 1504, deceased in 1543; from 1520/21 until 1525/26 the mistress of Henry VIII. of England; since 4. February 1520 or 4. February 1521 in her first marriage married to William Carey († 1528) – she had two children by her royal lover Henry VIII: Katherine (or Catherine) († 1569), born in 1523 or in 1524, and Henry († 1596), born on 4. March 1525; in 1533 or 1534 she had a clandestine marriage, her second husband was Sir William Stafford (1512-1556); she had at least two further children by him: Anne, born in 1534, und Edward or William († 1545), born in 1535


Henry VIII. (1491-1547), King of England from 1509 until 1547; official marriage on 25. January 1533

her great love in her life:

Lord Henry Percy (1502-1537), sixth Earl of Northumberland


Elizabeth I. (1533-1603), Queen of England from 1558 until 1603

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