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A Victorian Assessment of Anne’s Fall

I’ve been researching Victorian views of Anne, and a Victorian scholar kindly sent me the following, which I share for your amusement.  It’s also a pretty good summary of events!!!

From “Little Arthur’s England”, a best-selling history book widely used in home schooling:

“I told you Anne Boleyn was young and beautiful.  She was also clever and pleasant and I believe really good. But the king and some of his wicked friends pretended that she had done several bad things; and, as Henry had become very cruel as well as changeable, he ordered poor Anne’s head to be cut off.”

 

Little Arthur’s England
Victorian Image of Anne

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