12,532 total votes
Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation. Anne was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard, and was educated in the Netherlands and France, largely as a maid of honour to Claude of France. She returned to England in early 1522, to marry her Irish cousin James Butler, 9th Earl of Ormond; the marriage plans were broken up by Cardinal Wolsey, in whose household Ormond was then a beloved ... more on Wikipedia

lists about Anne Boleyn

18 Facts About The Dramatic Life Of Anne Boleyn 1.8M views You've likely heard tales of Anne Boleyn, the alluring woman who convinced King Henry VIII of England to give up his wife an...

Anne Boleyn is ranked on...

#39 of 101 The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now 138.2k VOTES Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are female right now, and their characters span centuries, cult...
#12 of 23 The Most Drastic Falls From Grace Throughout History 20k VOTES Celebrities, politicians, royalty: we love learning about their lives, and sometimes we place them on a pedestal. But that o...
#57 of 94 Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead 121.9k VOTES Throughout the course of history, the human race has produced some truly remarkable individuals - individuals who, sadly, ha...
#7 of 43 The Greatest Fictional Queens 7.4k VOTES These famous fictional queens come from literature, film, television, and theater, but they all have one thing in common: ...
#18 of 22 We Asked, You Answered: If You Could Be Any Dead Historical Figure For 24 Hours, Who Would It Be? 1.6k VOTES Asking people which dead historical figure they'd like to have dinner with has become a go-to icebreaker over the years...
These Are All The Ghosts And Ghouls Haunting The Tower Of London 22.3k VIEWS The Tower of London is one of the most historic places in England; it's also considered one of the most haunted. As the site...
Here Are All The Cases Of Alleged Historical Inbreeding That Were So Bad People Were Actually Killed 141.1k VIEWS Throughout history, people related by blood and/or marriage were super close - sometimes too close. There are tons of h...
Execution Scenes From Movies And TV That Were Way Less Violent Than The Real Thing 8.8k VIEWS Sometimes, television and movies depict historical events with surprising accuracy. Other times, they temper historical trut...
Real Historical Figures Who Inspired Game Of Thrones Characters 378.7k VIEWS We may not have dragons or wights in the real world, but we do have people – and as history shows, people are the strangest ...
#46 of 51 The Most Important Female World Leaders of All Time 832 VOTES Throughout history, there have been many female world leaders who have made a profound impact on the world. From presid...

Anne Boleyn is also found on...

16 Famous Bodies From History Found In Inconspicuous Places Famous People Who Died in London Famous People Who Died in England Famous People Who Were Decapitated Famous Politicians from England Members of the Tudor Dynasty List of Famous United Kingdom Politicians Famous People Buried in St Peter Ad Vincula Famous People Who Died of Uxoricide