Anne Boleyn (2/9)

Arguably the most important and influential queen in history, Anne Boleyn’s power and control over King Henry VIII would eventually lead to a constitutional, social and religious crisis with consequences that would rock the country for hundreds of years afterwards. However, such power usually attracts enemies and Boleyn certainly possessed plenty of those. Facing accusations of high treason against the country, Boleyn’s fate was sealed when accusations of witchcraft were brought against her. It was said that she had six fingers on her left hand and could be heard uttering spells set to doom the country. Whether these allegations of witchcraft have any foundation or not remains unfounded, but what cannot be disputed is the affect that they have had on Boleyn’s legacy.

Written by James Metcalfe

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