Person    | Female  Born 1505  Died 19/5/1536

Anne Boleyn

Second wife of Henry VIII and so Queen of England, 1533 to 1536. Though married to Catherine of Aragon, Henry developed a passion for one of her maids of honour, Anne, and so began the whole horrid mess which was the Reformation. the happy couple were married on 25 January 1533 and Anne gave birth to Elizabeth (later Queen) on 9 September that year. It's always said that Anne refused Henry's advances until they were married so the baby must have been almost a month premature. Anyway, Anne failed to produce any more living children, let alone the longed-for boy and Henry's eyes alighted on Jane Seymour. Anne was accused of high treason, adultery, incest and parking on a double yellow line, found guilty and beheaded on Tower Green.

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Anne Boleyn

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Drapers' Hall

Drapers' Hall On this site, once part of the Augustine Priory, Thomas Cromwel...

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Queen Elizabeth's Oak

The old tree is presumably gradually being decomposed by beetles and the like...

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Tower of London execution site

Catling wrote the poem as well as creating the sculpture. Doesn't that cushio...

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Tower of London execution site - c.1910

This image came from Twitter via Londonist, and from the children's clothes m...

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Sir Thomas Wyatt

Sir Thomas Wyatt

Born near Maidstone, son of the poet of the same name.  Opposed the marriage of Queen Mary to Phillip of Spain, he marched on London in 1554 with 4,000 men of Kent but, failing, on 6 February, to g...

Person, Armed Forces, Execution

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John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester

John Tiptoft, Earl of Worcester

Unusually well-educated.  Titles: Lord High Treasurer, Lord High Constable, Deputy Governor of Ireland.... and Butcher of England - for his relish in executing many Lancastrians.  Thus when the Lan...

Person, Execution, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
John Philpot

John Philpot

Protestant martyr burned at Smithfield.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Walter Peerson

Walter Peerson

Lay brother at London Charterhouse. Taken Taken to Newgate Prison, chained and left to starve to death.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
George Searles

George Searles

Burnt at the stake in Bow (or possibly Stratford) for his Protestant beliefs.

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial