Anne Boleyn grew up in Kent and was a very learnerd child
and was the daughter of a courtier and a diplomat.
Her father Sir Thomas Boleyn had high hops for her and
she was twelve years old she left the family home to continue
her education in the netherlands taught by an arch duchess.
She learned French, and courting and returned back to England
in her early twenties .
Anne's ambition was realized when she became a lady in waiting for
Anne was feisty, shiek ,witty and confident and an expert at intrigue
of seducing men.
Anne enjoyed reading poetry, listening to music and watching plays.
Anne was betroved to Lord Henry Percy but the match was not approved
of by the King.
Poet Thomas Wyatt romanced Anne , but was distraught when he realized
that he had competition to win her heart in her admirer Henry VIII.
When Henry pursued Anne she was coy, and kept him at arms
length which attracted him to her even more.
In 1526 Henry asked Anne to be his only mistress.
On new years eve 1527 she wrote him a letter telling him
he would have to dissolve his marriage to Catherine if he wanted to be with her.
Henry was stunned at the ultimatum and was driven to obtain the divorce
Henry went to the church to seek help but it was to no avail Anne was
angry with Catherine for not dissolving her marriage to Henry to give Anne a chance to marry him.
Henry lavished Anne with exquisite clothes and jewelery and chose her
over his own sister as his consort.
Anne VS Catherine
Anne and Catherine were forced to spend time together through out the
divorce proceedings when they finally were granted.
When Catherine refused to back down she became Anne's enemy .
Anne became jealous when Henry requested shirts still be made by Catherine
and told him to end it.
The spanish ambassador remarked that Anne had the courage of a lion.
He overheard her tell another lady in waiting that she would rather see the Queen hang and would not acknowledge her
as her mistress.
Anne made enemies with the court and with Henry's power
and her boldness they ruled the court together.
Anne was accused of being a gold digger, a witch and a
heretic and she was thrilled when Henry created the church of England and granted himself a divorce.
The spanish embassador commented that Anne was estatic
when she heard the news.After 22 years of marriage Henry did not say good bye to Catherine.
During the meeting with the French embassador Anne was
his official consort and named her the Marquis of Pembroke.
She communicated with the embassador in French when
Henry was asking for help .
During that trip Anne gave in to Henry's advances.
In 1533 Henry was labled a bigamist when he married Anne in secret
and a short while later became pregnant with Elizabeth.
On one occasion the spanish embassador over heard Anne
telly Sir Thomas Wyatt that she had a hankering for apples and that the king had told her it was a sign she
was pregnant and burst out laughing.
This news shocked the people around Anne and she blatantly
flaunted her pregnancy.
When the news was made official Catherine was told that
she was no longer Queen and would now be known as the princess dowager.
Shortly after that Anne's coronation began. On the 29th
of May 1533 she travelled along the thames river from Greenwich to London.
She was lead by 50 barges decorated with tapestry and music
playing for her all the way to the tower of london.
She was given a gun salute and henry gave her a kiss when
all eyes were upon them.
They spent two nights in the tower and Anne wanted all
traces of Catherine removed from the castle.
On June 1st 1553 Anne was crowned Queen at Westminister Abbey and when
the pope found out about it he was angry when he heard the news that Henry had married Anne and that she was coronated as
The pop stated that Anne be put away and that any children she and
Henry had would be considered bastards.
Anne look forward to the birth of her first child even the doctors
were happy about the new arrival, however Henry and Anne were disappointed when Princess Elizabeth was born. They had expected
the child to be a boy.
Anne's daughter Elizabeth