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Anne Boleyn | 1501?-1536
Ultimate Fate
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Anne Boleyn

fter several days of investigations, Lord Privy Seal Thomas Cromwell had the materials needed to oust Anne Boleyn (see King vs. Queen). With the king's approval, Cromwell and the Duke of Norfolk, the queen's uncle, placed Anne under arrest and escorted her to the Tower of London. With evidence obtained from interviews, Anne was charged with adultery and conspiracy to murder the king.

At the Tower, Anne was lodged in the rooms she had used during her coronation festivities just three years earlier. She was attended by four women who were to report everything she said or did to Cromwell. Anne was in hysterics -- laughing one moment and crying the next.

Two weeks later, Anne's trial took place at the Great Hall of the Tower of London. Special stands were erected to accommodate the 2,000 people expected to attend. Her uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, presided as the court's High Steward. No longer in hysterics, Anne answered her accusers
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