Anne Boleyn

Primary Source Quotes

  1. “Good Christian people, I have not come here to preach a sermon; I have come here to die, for according to the law and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it.” Execution day speech

  2. “I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak of that whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the King and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never, and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord.” Execution day speech

Secondary Source Quotes

  1. “No English Queen has made more impact on the history of the nation than Anne Boleyn, and few have been so persistently maligned.” — Joanna Denny “Anne Boleyn: A New Life of England’s Tragic Queen”

  2. ‘He’s marrying the perfect wife for him [Jane Seymour], and he’s learned that he doesn’t need an Anne Boleyn – another partner in crime to help him take over the world. He just needs a wonderful, supportive wife to take care of him when he comes home from a hard day beheading people.” — Jonathan Rhys Meyers

  3. “It was not a coalition of factions that brought down Anne but Henry’s disaffection caused by her miscarriage of a defective child, the one act, besides adultery, that would certainly destroy his trust in her.” — Retha M Warnicke

  4. “If it be true that is openly reported of the Queen’s Grace… I am in such perplexity that my mind is clean amazed; for I never had better opinion in woman than I had in her”— Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s comments about Anne when writing to Henry VIII after her arrest.

Anne Boleyn
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