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Anne Boleyn's final days re-enacted in London

Anne Boleyn's final days re-enacted in London

Anne Boleyn was appointed as lady-in-waiting to Henry VIII's first wife Catherine of Aragon
The last moments of Anne Boleyn who was the first English queen to be publicly executed have been re-enacted.The launch of the Last Days of Anne Boleyn saw her journey from Greenwich to the Tower of London, where she was imprisoned, brought back to life.The play at the Tower follows the final 17 days of her life from her imprisonment and interrogation, through to her trial and execution in 1536.The wife of Henry VIII had been accused of adultery and witchcraft.
Anne Boleyn married Henry VIII in a secret ceremony in January 1533 after she fell pregnant and she was crowned Queen of England in June
She was investigated by a secret commission which included her father, her uncle the Duke of Norfolk and Thomas Cromwell
On 2 May 1536 Anne was arrested on charges of adultery with five men including her own brother, Lord George Rochford
At the trial, presided over by her uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, Anne Boleyn was accused of adultery and witchcraft
During her imprisonment at the Tower her family were forbidden to see her
She was convicted and imprisoned in the Tower of London where she was granted the "mercy" of beheading by a French swordsman
On 19 May 1536, Anne was led from her quarters to Tower Green where she became the first English queen to be publicly executed
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