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Anne Boleyn (circa 1500-1536), Second Queen of Henry VIII

Sitter associated with 22 portraits
The second wife of Henry VIII, Anne was associated with the King from 1527 and secretly married him in 1533, shortly before Henry's divorce from Katherine of Aragon was completed. Later in the same year their daughter Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth I) was born. By 1536 Henry had grown tired of Anne, and, still desperate for a male heir began to doubt the legitimacy of their marriage. That same year Anne was charged with adultery and incest and was executed at the Tower of London.

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Anne Boleyn

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24175


Unknown woman formerly known as Anne Boleyn

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, circa 1746
NPG D20391