Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Why did Henry VIII have two wives executed? The downfalls of Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard

Why did Henry VIII have two wives executed? We can learn a lot about the circumstances which led to the executions of Anne Boleyn and, 6 years later, her cousin Catherine Howard, by comparing and contrasting the two. Gareth Russell explores the events surrounding the downfall of each of the ill-fated Queens of Henry VIII in this new perspective on a familiar story and reveals a surprising fact...that Henry wrote a play about Anne Boleyn's "sexual misdemeanors" before her trial!

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