Thank you so much!!!
She who has been the Queen of England on earth will today become a Queen in heaven.
19 May 1536 | The execution of Anne Boleyn
“Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, according to the law, for by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I come here only to die, and thus to yield myself humbly to the will of the King, my lord. And if, in my life, I did ever offend the King’s Grace, surely with my death I do now atone. I come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that whereof I am accused, as I know full well that aught I say in my defence doth not appertain to you. I pray and beseech you all, good friends, to pray for the life of the King, my sovereign lord and yours, who is one of the best princes on the face of the earth, who has always treated me so well that better could not be, wherefore I submit to death with good will, humbly asking pardon of all the world. If any person will meddle with my cause, I require them to judge the best. Thus I take my leave of the world, and of you, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. Oh Lord, have mercy on me! To God I commend my soul.”
In honor of Anne Boleyn’s death day (May 19 1536), here is a picture of her final resting place, St. Peter Ad Vincula church in the Tower of London. They wouldn’t let me take pictures inside. And I refuse to post one of the scaffold memorial because it incorrectly marks where Anne was beheaded.
I just finished reading Alison Weir’s book, The Lady in the Tower as well. It’s a wonderful read.
→ 19th May 1536: Anne Boleyn is beheaded at king Henry VIII’s command under false accusations
19 May 1536; Queen of England and Marquess of Pembroke Anne Boleyn is executed by beheading.
“She who has been the Queen of England on Earth will today become a Queen in Heaven.”