Queen Anne

Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. Their marriage, and her execution for treason and other charges by beheading, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that marked the start of the English Reformation.

Lydia Leonard as Anne Boleyn
Photo Credits: Royal Shakespeare Company


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Gareth Russell, Historian

Educated at Oxford University and Queens University, Belfast, Gareth Russell is a historian, novelist, and playwright. He is the author of The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era; Young and Damned and Fair: The Life of Catherine Howard, Fifth Wife of King Henry VIIIThe Emperors: How Europe’s Most Powerful Rulers were Destroyed by World War One; and An Illustrated Introduction to the Tudors.

Editor-in-Chief of Tudor Life, a magazine of The Tudor Society, Gareth Russell also hosts the popular blog Confessions of a Ci-Devant. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


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