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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Ralph Jackson

Ralph Jackson

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

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Stratford Martyrs

Stratford Martyrs

The church website has done a very thorough job on the history not just of the memorial but the church and the area so we quote them here on the background to the martyrs: "In 1553 Queen Mary Tudor...

Group, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
William Hallywel

William Hallywel

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

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Richard Wyche, Vicar of Deptford

Richard Wyche, Vicar of Deptford

Lollard heretic. Vicar of Harmondsworth Middlesex and of St Nicholas Deptford.  He followed the Lollard doctrine which the authorities opposed and so he was burnt at the stake on Tower Hill for her...

Person, Execution, Religion

1 memorial
Tyburn tree

Tyburn tree

The first recorded execution here was the hanging of the champion of London's poor, William Fitz Osbern in 1196. Back then there may have been a real tree but in 1571 the 'Tyburn Tree' was erected....

Place, Execution, Law, Tragedy

5 memorials