Sunday, August 08, 2010

Question from Jacqueline - Handling of Anne Boleyn's body after execution

I have always been intensely interested in Henry viii and his 6 wives, since visiting Hampton Court as a child. I was wondering if anyone knows why Anne Boleyn's parents didn't pick up her body after her execution and bury her properly. I've read that her ladies in waiting put her in an arrow box and buried her, i've also heard that a man working within the tower was the one who placed her body in the arrow box, after she was left there for quite some time.
I'd also like to know if there is any evidence to suggest the Henry regretted his decision to have her executed.
Thank you.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

they would not have been allowed i'm sure, and too frightened by what happened to show themselves to get her body.