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Anne Boleyn   /æn boʊlˈɪn/   Listen
Anne Boleyn

The second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I; was executed on a charge of adultery (1507-1536).  Synonym: Boleyn.

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... title, "Bloody Mary." In vain were human torches lighted to lure Philip from Spain, where he lingered. She did not win his love, nor did Philip reign conjointly with his royal consort in England. Mary died in 1558, and her Protestant sister Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, ...
— A Short History of Spain • Mary Platt Parmele

... time-serving prelate nor respecter of persons, and did not hesitate to declare his convictions, whatever consequences might result. When the much-married monarch wearied of his first wife, the ill- fated Catherine, and desired to wed Anne Boleyn, the bishops were consulted, and Fisher alone declared that in his opinion the divorce would be unlawful. He wrote a fatal book against the divorce, and thus roused the hatred of the headstrong monarch. He was cast into prison on account of his refusing the oath with regard to the succession, ...
— Books Fatal to Their Authors • P. H. Ditchfield

... pitiable young wife of the king fall a victim to the same dark fate! How easily might Catharine Parr, like Anne Boleyn and Catharine Howard, purchase her short-lived glory with an ignominious death! At any time an inconsiderate word, a look, a smile, might be her ruin. For the king's choler and jealousy were incalculable, and, to ...
— Henry VIII And His Court • Louise Muhlbach

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