Saint Anne Boleyn—A Queen in Heaven!!

JOSHUA the only begotten Son of God said:

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10).

Saint Anne Boleyn received her crown of life 1400 years later and she has been reigning with Christ ever since:

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Joshua, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4).

Thanks to King Henry, Queen Anne Boleyn went from being the queen of England to a queen in Heaven.

Saint Anne Boleyn (1501-1536).
Saint Anne Boleyn (1501-1536).
Queen from 1533-1536.

Queen Anne Boleyn was BEHEADED in the Tower of London on May 19, 1536.

She was the victim of a international conspiracy to keep England under Papal rule at any cost.

The royal physician made sure that she did not have a male heir . . . and this led to her downfall!

Beheading of Queen Anne Boleyn.

Queen Anne Boleyn was beheaded with a SWORD.... Usually the crude English method of beheading was hacking off the head with an axe.

Tower of London.
Tower of London.

Saint Anne Boleyn was carried to Heaven by the angels from this exact spot.

The queen's only "crime" was breaking up an incestuous relationship between King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon!

Tower Hill were the queen was beheaded.
Tower Hill were the queen was beheaded.

Make this martyr's site your #1 destination when you visit London this year. Captain John Smith is buried here and a replica of the Golden Hind can be found here.

Henry and Elizabeth were the founders of the Tudor dynasty

King Henry won the throne after the Battle of Bosworth Field in which he defeated his rival, King Richard III. The Tudors were Welch and of Celtic origin. The Welch were the original Britons, and King Henry named his firstborn son Arthur, after the legendary King Arthur of Camelot.

King Henry VII (1457-1509).
King Henry VII (1457-1509).
King from 1485 to 1509).

Henry Tudor was king of England when the New World was discovered by John Cabot.

The Tudors were parents of 2 boys: Arthur and Henry, and 2 girls: Margaret and Mary.

When Arthur was 14 years old, he was wedded to Catherine of Aragon.

Elizabeth of York (1466-1503).
Elizabeth of York (1466-1503).
Queen consort from 1486 to 1503.

After a very stormy voyage, Catherine of Aragon arrived in England on October 2, 1501. She was the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain.

Prince Arthur (1486-1502).
Prince Arthur (1486-1502).

Prince Arthur was married to Princess Catherine of Aragon on November 14, 1501.

The young prince died on April 2, 1501, barely married for 5 months.

At that time, the young widow should have packed her bags and gone home to Spain!


Princess Catherine

Control of the New World was at stake so events took a completely different turn.

Instead of Catherine returning home, a vast conspiracy was set afoot to marry her to her brother in law, Henry.

After the death of his beloved wife Elizabeth in 1503, King Henry was searching for a new wife. This is what an Italian historian wrote about the king in 1506:

His body was slender but well built and strong; his height above the average. His appearance was remarkably attractive and his face was cheerful, especially when speaking; his eyes were small and blue, his teeth few, poor and blackish; his hair was thin and white; his complexion sallow. His spirit was distinguished, wise and prudent; his mind was brave and resolute and never, even at moments of the greatest danger, deserted him. (Vergil, Anglica Historia, p. 145).

King Henry kept a tight rein on his rambunctious son. He knew that Henry had no kingly qualities. Never was a father and son more different in personality. He was not allowed to see Catherine. The ONLY people with access to Catherine and Henry were the Franciscan monks. Only the DEATH of the king would place Catherine on the throne and that is exactly what happened.

A RASPUTIN like Franciscan monk appeared named Fray Diego Fernandez who helped to arrange the timely demise of King Henry.

The king died suddenly and unexpectedly as his son turned 18. This was the age of majority for the royal succession. The timing of the death of his father was impeccable!!

The new King Henry married his sister in law, Catherine of Aragon in June, 1509.

King Henry committed INCEST by marrying his sister in law!!

The couple were joined in UNHOLY matrimony on June 11, 1509. Henry was 18 and Catherine was 24.

King Henry VIII (1491-1547).
King from 1509 to 1547.

According to the Bible, their marriage was incestuous because close relatives are not allowed to marry.

At that time, Henry cared little for the Bible as all he wanted was the throne at any cost.

A forged dispensation from Pope Julius II was produced to legitimize their incest.

Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536).
Queen from 1509 to 1533.

Here are the 2 Scriptures that forbids marriage between close relatives:

Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is thy brother's nakedness. (Leviticus 18:16).

And if a man shall take his brother's wife, it is an unclean thing: he hath uncovered his brother's nakedness; they shall be childless. (Leviticus 20:21).

John the Baptist—the forerunner of Jesus the Messiah—rebuked King Herod for breaking this law . . . and that led to his beheading!!

For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. (Mark 6:18).

A mysterious Papal dispensation turned up in Spain supposedly from Pope Julius II. This was a sheer fabrication by King Ferdinand and as big a myth as Columbus discovering the New World.

Pope Julius II never granted Henry a dispensation to commit incest!!

The only Pope in history who ever granted a dispensation to commit incest was the infamous Pope Alexander VI.

Elizabeth of Portugal (1470-1498).
1st wife of Manuel of Portugal.

These 2 sisters were married to the same man!

Pope Alexander VI granted Manuel I of Portugal a dispensation to marry Maria of Aragon, the sister of Elizabeth.

He was the only Pope to ever defy the law of God in such a blatant manner.

Maria of Aragon (1482-1517).
2nd wife of Manuel of Portugal.

Manuel of Portugal's first wife Elizabeth died in 1498 and then he married her sister, Maria. These 2 sisters were children of Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain!

King Manuel I of Portugal (1469 -1521).
King from 1495 to 1521.

Pope Alexander VI hoped that these marriages would keep the Portuguese away from the New World.

Manuel of Portugal's second wife died in 1517 and then he married a Habsburg, Eleanor of Austria.

Eleanor of Austria (1498-1558).
3rd wife of Manuel of Portugal.

The king's incestuous marriage was strictly forbidden by Scripture but this king had absolutely no fear of God and the Last Day.

Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, the future Pope Julius II, was known as the Warrior Pope. He was furious at Borgia because he was supposed to be Pope in 1492—but Borgia stole the election.... It was the most blatant example of simony in the entire history of the Papacy.

Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503).
Pope Alexander VI (1431-1503).
Pope from 1492 to 1503.

The infamous Rodrigo Borgia was the only Pope in history to condone incest.

Borgia had sex with his own daughter, Lucretia.

Pope Julius II HATED Borgia and the Spanish faction with a passion.

Pope Julius was called the Warrior Pope and his whole Papacy was devoted to driving them out of Italy.

Pope Julius II (1453-1513).
Pope from 1503 to 1513).

A bitter rivalry grew up between Cardinal della Rovere and Rodrigo Borgia:

Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere had been the most bitter enemy of Pope Alexander for many years. (Puzo, The Family, p. 214).

He HATED the Spanish faction at Rome and after the horrible death by poisoning of Pope Alexander VI, he determined to rid Rome of them forever:

The night of Alexander's death, armed mobs surged through the streets of Rome, beating and killing anyone of Spanish descent—Catalans, as they were called—and looting all their homes. (Puzo, The Family, p. 345).

The Bull of Dispensation allowing the incestuous marriage was actually made during the reign of Pope Alexander VI. The Pope's timely demise probably delayed its arrival in Spain:

It was a document which had been much pondered and on which much hung. Yet it contained an extraordinary error of dating. Following the normal practice of the Papal chancery, it was dated in two ways: by the year of grace and by the year of the pontiff's reign. But the two contradicted each other: the year of grace dating was 'the 7th of the calends of January of the year of our Lord's Incarnation 1503' that is, in the Roman calendar, 26 December 1502; whereas 'the first year of our pontificate' of the recently elected Pope Julius II only began on 1 November 1503. It was the sort of error which had invalidated many a lesser document. (Starkey, Six Wives, p. 86).

King Ferdinand was the last person in the entire world to receive any dispensation from Pope Julius II.

Queen Esther and Queen Anne

St. Paul said that ALL the events that happened in the Old Testament were written in order to instruct the Christians who lived during the last days:

Now all these things (in the Old Covenant) happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. (I Corinthians 10:11).

The one story in the Old Testament that mirrors the story of Queen Anne Boleyn is found in the Book of Esther. According to that history, the Persian emperor Ahasuerus (Xerxes) had a quarrel with his wife, Queen Vashti.

The Persian Emperor decided to divorce his queen and look for another wife. To find a new wife, he had a beauty contest throughout the entire Persian empire and the most beautiful maiden was chosen as his wife. Her name was Esther and she was a real Jew:

And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti. (Esther 2:17).

After becoming the wife of the king, Queen Esther was used by JEHOVAH to spoil a plot by the devil to kill all the Jews in the Persian empire.

It was a most perilous time for the real Jews who were threatened with extinction by a man named Haman. Queen Esther was advised by Mordecai to boldly go before the king and plead for the life of her people:

For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14).

Like her Old Testament counterpart Queen Esther, Queen Anne risked her life to tell Henry the good news of the Gospel of Christ. All the time she was carefully watched by wolves like Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Thomas More.

Sir Thomas Boleyn (1477-1539), father of Anne Boleyn.
Sir Thomas Boleyn (1477-1539), father of Anne Boleyn.

Anne Boleyn was a stunning redheaded beauty who captivated King Henry.

She spoke with a French accent and her brains . . . and beauty . . . came from her Butler Irish ancestors.

Like Queen Esther, God used her mightily to advance His kingdom.


Elizabeth Howard was the mother of Queen Anne.
Elizabeth Howard was the mother of Queen Anne.

This was a great example of Anglo-Irish cooperation to produce the blessed Reformation.

Anne Boleyn had a GREAT antecedent. Her great-grandfather was James Butler, the Irish Earl of Ormonde:

Anne's prospects of marriage came under discussion while she was still in France. In 1515, her great-grandfather, James Butler, Earl of Ormonde, died without any male heir of his body to succeed him. The earldom was claimed both by his cousin, Sir Piers Butler, and by Sir Thomas Boleyn, his grandson. It was a contest that would drag on for fourteen years before a solution was reached, although in 1520 Sir Thomas saw a way of resolving the dispute. He proposed a marriage between his daughter Anne and James Butler, the son of Sir Piers. James was described by Cardinal Wolsey as 'right active, discreet and wise', and Thomas was agreeable to the earldom devolving upon him if he married Anne. Boleyn's brother-in-law, the Earl of Surrey, agreed to lay the proposal before the King, whose consent was necessary in such matters. Anne, of course, was not consulted, and no one thought to question whether she would be happy to exchange the sophistication of the French court for a primitive (Kilkenny) castle in Ireland. (Weir, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, p.154).

Kilkenny Castle was the ancestral home of the Butler dynasty.

Kilkenny Caste, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland.

Kilkenny Castle was the ancestral home of the Butler dynasty.

This is the connection between St. Patrick and the blessed Reformation.

The Butler coat of arms.

The earldom of Ormonde, seat of the Butler family, was the Irish connection to the blessed Reformation.

Initially Anne wanted nothing to do with the frivolous playboy king but Henry pursued her relentlessly after Catherine failed to produce a male heir.

The Sack of Rome in 1527 in order to prevent King Henry's divorce!

The Lord shut up Catherine's womb and prevented her from having male children. King Henry VIII grew tired of her and applied to Pope Clement VII for a divorce. For a substantial sum in gold . . . Pope Clement was ready to grant Henry a divorce . . . euphemistically called an annulment.

The gold reached Rome in the spring of 1527 . . . just as the Spanish were sacking the city.

Pope Clement VII (1478-1534).
Pope Clement VII (1478-1534).
Pope from 1523 to 1534.

Pope Clement VII was ready to give the king a divorce conveniently called an annulment.

This was anathema to King Charles V so his troops invaded and sacked Rome in 1527.

The Pope became a prisoner and a puppet of the Spanish which have controlled the Papacy ever since through their Jesuits.

The Sack of Rome in 1527.
The Sack of Rome in 1527.

Henry was furious when he lost his gold and never obtained his divorce from Queen Catherine. He broke with Rome and appointed himself as head of the Church of England.

The King's Great Matter

From 1527 onward, the DIVORCE from Catherine was called the King's Great Matter. And it was GREAT indeed because it led to the final separation of England from Rome.

Henry asked all the universities in Europe to rule on the legality of his incestrous marriage.

If Constantinople had not fallen, the Patriarch of New Rome could have told him plainly that such incestrous "marriages" were strictly forbidden by the Bible . . . and the Orthodox Church.

Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556).

After his failure to get a divorce from the Pope, Henry began to advance men who favored the Reformation.

Thomas Cranmer was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury and Sir Thomas Cromwell was appointed his chief minister.

Thomas Cranmer was later burned alive by Bloody Mary and Sir Thomas Cromwell was beheaded.

Thomas Cromwell (1485-1540).

Thomas Cranmer—a graduate of Cambridge University— was thoroughly versed in the Scriptures, and was a friend of Anne Boleyn:

But what first made Cranmer and Henry soul mates was their shared attitude to the divorce. The King was certain to the point of obsession that the papal dispensation sanctioning his marriage to Catherine had been flawed because it flew in the face of scriptural prohibition. Cranmer sincerely believed the same. Henry was surrounded by men who would do his bidding in the annulment proceedings, who would produce arguments in support of the royal position and devise stratagems for political warfare. Only Cranmer, he came to believe, really understood him, sympathised with his predicament, and interpreted as he did the signs of divine disapprobation. Henry VIII certainly did not lack for spiritual advisers but in Cranmer he found a man to whom he could, in complete confidentiality, unburden himself. This gave a unique quality to the relationship and one which Wolsey, Brandon, More and others close to the King never shared. (Wilson, In the Lion's Court, pp. 327-328).

Anne Boleyn was always reluctant to marry Henry, but Thomas Cranmer pointed out to her the vital role she could play in advancing the Reformation if she was brave and stayed in the lion's den.

Henry and Anne were finally married in 1533

Henry first noticed Anne when she returned from France in 1522. It took him 11 years to break off the incestuous relationship with Catherine and marry the love of his life, Anne Boleyn.

King Henry VIII (1491-1547).
King Henry VIII (1491-1547).
King from 1509 to 1547.

It took Henry and Anne 11 years of waiting; a shipload of gold, endless frustration and the double-dealing of the Vatican before he finally had the courage to marry his sweetheart.

The one good outcome of the whole sordid affair was that England and Ireland broke with Rome permanently.

Saint Anne Boleyn (1501-1536).
Queen Anne Boleyn (1501-1536).
Queen from 1533-1536.

Henry was fully confident that Anne would give him a male heir. When their first child was a girl he was disappointed. Little did he know that their daughter Elizabeth would later become England's greatest queen.

The most important person in England at that time was the royal doctor. He had the power of life and death over the ruling dynasty. The doctor that "treated" Anne during her pregnancies was John Chambre (d. 1549). After the birth of Elizabeth, she had at least 4 miscarriages:

Listed first in the letters patent founding the College, John Chambre or Chambers, like Linacre, combined medicine with the priesthood. A native of Northumberland, Chambre came to Merton College, Oxford, for the undergraduate and graduate arts courses, and then enrolled at Padua for the M.D. He became physician to the king upon his return to England. With Linacre as President of the College, Chambre served as one of the College's censors, officers responsible for inquiring about all medical practices in the kingdom and for burning impure medicines used by unlicensed practitioners. He held the post of canon of Windsor from 1509 until his death, plus prebendaries in Sarum and Lincoln, and in 1524 was appointed Archdeacon of Bedford. Later that year he succeeded Linacre as the king's principal physician. Unlike Linacre, however, Chambre had to wrestle with Henry VIII's decision to establish a national church in England and split from the Roman Catholic fold; in 1536 he subscribed to the Articles of Faith and was rewarded for his loyalty to the king with the deanship of the collegiate chapel of St. Stephen's in Westminster. Additional ecclesiastical perquisites by 1540 included the post of treasurer of the cathedral of Bath and Wells, preferments in one Irish and three English dioceses, and the headship of his alma mater, Merton College. Dr. Chambre used his substantial fortune to build new cloisters for the collegiate chapels.
Chambre cared for Anne Boleyn in her confinement and delivery of the Princess Elizabeth, as well as attending the disastrous labor of Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour. Although the king got the son he desperately wanted, Queen Jane died in October 1537 after a reported Caesarean section led to a fatal infection. George Owen, another Henrician physician, probably performed the operation, along with William Butts and Chambre. Fittingly, perhaps, in view of the virtual death sentence to which Jane was doomed, Chambre signed himself "priest" on the letter announcing the seriousness of her condition. (Furdell, The Royal Doctors, p. 24).
Obviously John Chambre made sure that the queen did not have a living male heir.
A few of the main conspirators in the death of Queen Anne Boleyn

Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Thomas More were the last days equivalent of the wicked Haman who tried to kill all the Jews in the Persian empire.

The plot to destroy the queen was an international conspiracy involving the Pope, the unholy Roman emperor, and the queen's numerous domestic deadly enemies.

Cardinal Wolsey (1475-1530).

Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Thomas More were the main conspirators in the death of Queen Anne.

Both men burned Christian bodies . . . and Bibles . . . in order to keep the Word of God out of England!

Not only was control of England and Ireland at stake but control of the entire New World.

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535).

Jane Seymour was used by Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Thomas More in order to cause the downfall and death of Queen Anne. Jane Seymour was introduced at Court in order to supplant the queen:

Queen Jane Seymour (1508-1537).
Queen from 1536 to 1537.

Jane Seymour was directed to supplant Queen Anne after she failed to produce a male heir.

The Queen died in childbirth while under the "care" of the king's physician, John Chambres.

Eustace Chapays was the court liaison with unholy Roman Emperor Charles V.

Eustace Chapys (1490 -1556).

Jane Seymour's reign turned out to be very short indeed. She gave birth to a boy who would later reign for only 6 years as Edward VI:

The imperialists were aware of this too, and thus Jane Seymour found herself courted, not only by Henry VIII, but also by Anne's enemies and Chapuys's faction. The ambassador advised her to drop heavy hints about Anne's heretical leanings in Henry's ear, and to say that the people of England would never accept her as their true Queen. She must say these things in the presence of her supporters, who would all then swear, on their allegiance to the King, that she spoke the truth. Jane certainly acted upon this advice, and it had the desired effect upon the King, who was now receptive to criticism of his wife. Jane also followed her own instincts, and the advice of her friends, by not admitting Henry to her bed. Instead, she dropped heavy hints about marriage, which fell on fertile ground, and before long Henry began to behave towards her with great circumspection, leading others to believe that he was already considering her as a future wife. From this time on, he took care to avoid any hint of scandal attaching itselto her name; her family and adherents were quick to notice this new deference on the part of the King, and Sir Francis Bryan told Jane's parents that they would shortly see their daughter 'well bestowed' in marriage. (Weir, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, p. 306).

All 3 of the plotters died soon afterwards. Wolsey died on his way to the Tower and Sir Thomas More was beheaded in 1535. Jane Seymour died in childbirth in 1537. Her son Edward died from poison in 1553, and Elizabeth, the daughter of Anne Boleyn, went on to become England's greatest queen.

The Suppression of the Monasteries was another great result of the Reformation!

Believe it or not, the Vatican owned 40% of the real estate in pre-Reformation England. Vast structures called monasteries covered the land like the plague of locusts on ancient Egypt.

The Suppression of those houses of ill repute was another great result of the Reformation.

Saint Martin Luther published a book entitled De votis monasticis (On the monastic Vows), a treatise which declared that the monastic life had no Scriptural basis, was pointless and also actively immoral in that it was not compatible with the true spirit of Christianity.

Queen Anne introduced her husband to that tome and thus began the downfall of the immoral monasteries.

Ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire.
Ruins of Rievaulx Abbey in Yorkshire.

Most of the abbeys were pulled down and the stones were used by the locals to build their own houses.

The copper on the roofs was turned into bronze cannon for the king's ships.

Why are the ruins still standing?

Maybe the Vatican wants to reclaim them someday!

Ruins of Netley Abbey in Hampshire.

The commissioners sent by the king to survey the spiritual state of the monasteries found the most gross immoralities.

The king used the vast confiscated gold and silver of the monasteries to help the poor, fortify the country against invasion, and build up the English navy.

Ruins of Mellifont Abbey in Ireland.

Mellifont Abbey was a Cistercian monastery built by the first Irish monk, Malachy O' Morgain.

Malachy predicted that 112 Popes would reign from his day (1142) until the end of time!!

A Latin Church monk was never seen in Ireland before the 12th century!!

Ruins of Tintern Abbey in Wales.

Here is a contemporary report on the utter corruption of the convents and monasteries:

The King had matters other than romance on his mind. He was now desperately in need of funds. Cromwell had pointed out to him that the income of the government was only two-thirds that of the Church, which was England's greatest landowner, with enormous wealth in the form of land, houses and money. Cromwell's report, Valor Ecclesiasticus, initiated an inquiry into the abuses of monasteries and convents. Commissioners paid lightning visits around the country, making shocking discoveries.

Their report was presented to Parliament on 4 February. All but the prologue of the Report of the Commission, known as the 'Black Book', was destroyed under the reign of Bloody Mary. Enough survives to give a taste of the alarming revelations that triggered a wave of disgust and outrage against the Church. Far from observing vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience,

There were found in them not seven, but more than 700,000 deadly sins. Alack! my heart maketh all my members to tremble when I remember the abominations that were there wed out.
O Lord God! ... the iniquities of those religious ... the monstrous lives of monks, friars, and nuns have destroyed their monasteries and churches, and not we.

Moral corruption, venal habits and debauchery were commonplace. Absentee careerists lived off the revenues of sees and parishes they had never even seen.

Monks and nuns confessed to immoral acts, including incest, homosexuality and child abuse. At Langdon Abbey near Dover, Abbot Dyck was discovered in flagrante delicto. The monks at Waltham Abbey who visited the convent at Chesham by passing along a narrow path were ambushed by the commissioners. Pregnant nuns were found in various places and at Cartmel one sister had six children. The Abbot of Fountains Abbey kept six women while a prior had seven children. (Denny, Anne Boleyn, pp. 248-249).

Unfortunately, the Black Book of monastic crimes was burned during the reign of Bloody Mary Tudor.

Lady Wingfield and the death of Queen Anne Boleyn

Incredible as it may seem, Queen Anne had a lady in waiting named Lady Wingfield. Lady Wingfield was the wife of Sir Richard Wingfield, grandfather of Edward Maria Wingfield of Jamestown infamy:

Although we do not know what it was, one of the most damning pieces of evidence against Anne came from someone who claimed to have spoken to Bridget Wiltshire, Lady Wingfield, before that lady's death in 1533. The daughter and heiress of Sir John Wiltshire of Stone Castle, Kent, Bridget had married the courtier, diplomat and substantial Huntingdonshire landowner, Sir Richard Wingfield of Kimbolton Castle, around 1513, and borne him ten children before his death in 1525. Thereafter she was married twice more, to Sir Nicholas Harvey of Ickworth, who died in 1532, and by whom she had four sons, and to Sir Robert Tyrwhitt of Kettleby, who long outlived her. She had last received a New Year's gift from the King in January 1533 and probably died later that year.
Lady Wingfield's hearsay testimony was mentioned by Sir John Spelman, a justice of the King's Bench and a member of the jury that would try the Queen and her alleged lovers. He recorded in his Commonplace Book: "Note that this matter was disclosed by a woman called the Lady Wingfield, who had been a servant to the Queen and shared the same tendencies; and suddenly the said Wingfield became ill, and a little time before her death she showed the matter to one of those etc." Whatever Lady Wingfield had confided, if she in fact said anything at all, could only have related to the period prior to her death in 1533-34, and whoever repeated her words had kept these revelations to him—or herself for at least two years. That is perhaps understandable, for during that period the law had come down heavily on anyone who spoke ill of the Queen. But once word got out that her conduct was the basis for an investigation, that person—who might have been Thomas Harvey, Lady Worcester, Nan Cobham, or the "one maid more" referred to by Husee—may have felt obliged to speak out. (Weir, The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn, p. 79-80).

Editor's Note

10 is the symbolic number in the Bible for completeness or totality. 1,000 (10x10X10) is also used for a complete number. JEHOVAH owns the cattle on a thousand hills meaning He owns ALL the cattle:

For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. (Psalm 50:10).

Vital Links

Oration to Anne Boleyn from John Foxe, martyrologist


Bond, John. In the Pillory. The Tale of the Borgia Pope, The Fellowship Forum Washington City, 1929.

Denny, Joanna. Anne Boleyn. A New Life of England's Tragic Queen. Perseus Books Group, Cambridge, MA. 2004.

Furdell, Elizabeth Lane. The Royal Doctors 1485-1714. Medical Personnel at the Tudor and Stuart Courts. University of Rochester Press, 2001.

Puzo, Mario, The Family. HarperCollins Publishers, New York, 2001.

Starkey, David. Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII. Charro & Windus, London, 2003.

Vergil, Polydore. The Anglica Historia of Polydore Vergil, A.D. 1485-1537 .(translated by Denys Hay), Office of the Royal Historical Society, Camden Series, London, 1950.

Wilson, Derek, In the Lion's Court. Power, Ambition and Sudden Death in the Reign of Henry VIII. St. Martin's Press, New York, 2001.

Weir, Alison. The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Grove Press, New York, 1991.

Weir, Alison. The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn. Ballantine Books, New York. 2010.

Copyright © 2010 by Niall Kilkenny

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