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Posts tagged anne boleyn

May 26 '13
princessoftherenaissance:

Letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, c. 1527.

princessoftherenaissance:

Letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, c. 1527.

Oct 25 '12
"Anne Boleyn in the Tower", by Edouard Cibot, 1835

"Anne Boleyn in the Tower", by Edouard Cibot, 1835

Jul 17 '12

xlilibetandphilip:

Royals I love: Queen Anne Boleyn (

Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything 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. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.

Feb 8 '12
tinywaitress:

A page from Anne Boleyn’s prayer book, showing the annunciation. In the margin is a note she wrote to Henry VIII that reads:
‘Be daly prove you shall me fynde / To be to you bothe lovynge and kynde.’

tinywaitress:

A page from Anne Boleyn’s prayer book, showing the annunciation. In the margin is a note she wrote to Henry VIII that reads:

‘Be daly prove you shall me fynde / To be to you bothe lovynge and kynde.’

Jan 10 '12
hellohistoria:

Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours
Henry and the court regularly attended Mass in the royal chapel, sometimes more than once a day. 
The King often used the time before the consecration to transact business but this manuscript shows him using a book of prayers to send a flirtatious message to Anne Boleyn instead. He wrote in French: ‘If you remember my love in your prayers as strongly as I adore you, I shall hardly be forgotten, for I am yours. Henry R. forever.’ Presenting himself as lovesick, he wrote his note on a page depicting the man of sorrows. 
Anne replied with a couplet in English: ‘By daily proof you shall me find To be to you both loving and kind.’ And, with deliberate enticement, she chose to write her message below a miniature of the Annunciation, the angel telling the Virgin Mary that she would have a son.

hellohistoria:

Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

Henry and the court regularly attended Mass in the royal chapel, sometimes more than once a day. 

The King often used the time before the consecration to transact business but this manuscript shows him using a book of prayers to send a flirtatious message to Anne Boleyn instead. He wrote in French: ‘If you remember my love in your prayers as strongly as I adore you, I shall hardly be forgotten, for I am yours. Henry R. forever.’ Presenting himself as lovesick, he wrote his note on a page depicting the man of sorrows. 

Anne replied with a couplet in English: ‘By daily proof you shall me find To be to you both loving and kind.’ And, with deliberate enticement, she chose to write her message below a miniature of the Annunciation, the angel telling the Virgin Mary that she would have a son.

Jan 4 '12
thusitakemyleaveoftheworld:

Henry’s reconciliation with Anne Boleyn, by George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

thusitakemyleaveoftheworld:

Henry’s reconciliation with Anne Boleyn, by George Cruikshank (1792-1878)

Sep 5 '11

colinhawksley:

Hever Castle is located in the village of Hever near EdenbridgeKent, 30 miles (48 km) south-east of London, England. It began as a country house, built in the 13th century. From 1462 to 1539 it was the seat of the Boleyn, originally ‘Bullen’, family. three men died during its construction.

Anne Boleyn, the second queen consort of King Henry VIII of England, spent her early youth there, after her father, Thomas Boleyn had inherited it in 1505. He had been born there in 1477, and the castle passed to him upon the death of his father, SirWilliam Boleyn.

It later came into the possession of King Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

Today it is a popular destination and makes a lovely day trip. Especially when “Merrie England” weekend is going on. 

Apr 28 '11
let-them-grumble:

Original parchment record of the trial of Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, for incest, adultery, and treason.

let-them-grumble:

Original parchment record of the trial of Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, for incest, adultery, and treason.

Apr 27 '11
let-them-grumble:

The resting place of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

let-them-grumble:

The resting place of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

Apr 25 '11
let-them-grumble:

Patents granted to Anne Boleyn as Marquess of Pembroke. By showing the royal falcon crest, you could see that her becoming Queen was always the plan.

let-them-grumble:

Patents granted to Anne Boleyn as Marquess of Pembroke. By showing the royal falcon crest, you could see that her becoming Queen was always the plan.

Apr 24 '11
let-them-grumble:

Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen of Hearts.

let-them-grumble:

Queen Anne Boleyn, Queen of Hearts.

Apr 24 '11
let-them-grumble:

Anna Bolina

let-them-grumble:

Anna Bolina

Jan 29 '11
titam:

Portrait of Anne Boleyn (c. 1507 - 36) 1600c., Anglo-Flemish School. Oil on copper.
This small replica of the standard portrait of Anne Boleyn would perhaps have been commissioned  to hang in a library series of portraits of Kings and Queens of England,  maybe originally set into panelling, or alternatively it may have been  conceived as a more private object for reflection by a descendant.

titam:

Portrait of Anne Boleyn (c. 1507 - 36) 1600c., Anglo-Flemish School. Oil on copper.

This small replica of the standard portrait of Anne Boleyn would perhaps have been commissioned to hang in a library series of portraits of Kings and Queens of England, maybe originally set into panelling, or alternatively it may have been conceived as a more private object for reflection by a descendant.

Jan 24 '11

BIRTH ANNOUCEMENT OF PRINCESS ELIZABETH

By the Queen

Right trusty and well-beloved, we greet you well. And whereas it hath pleased the goodness of Almighty God of His infinite mercy and grace to send unto us at this time good speed in the deliverance and bringing forth of a princess to the great joy and inward comfort of my Lord, us, and of all his good and loving subjects of this his realm, for which inestimable benevolence so shown unto us we have no little cause to give high thanks, laud and praise unto our said Maker, like as we do most lowly, humbly, and with all the inward desire of our heart. And inasmuch as we undoubtedly trust that this our good speed is to your great pleasure, comfort and consolation, we therefore by this our letters advertise you thereof, desiring and heartily praying you to give with us unto Almighty God high thanks, glory, laud and praise, and to pray for the good health, prosperity, and continual preservation of the said Princess accordingly. Given under our signet at my lords’ Manor of Greenwich. The 7th day of September, in the 25th year of my said lord’s Reign.

SEPTEMBER 7, 1533 

(via http://www.tudorhistory.org/)

Sep 19 '10
missfolly:

Anne Boleyn by an unknown painter, late 16th century copy of a lost original of ca. 1533-1536

missfolly:

Anne Boleyn by an unknown painter, late 16th century copy of a lost original of ca. 1533-1536