I love this site and come on frequently to read the Q&As, its a wealth of information.
My question is in relation to Anne Boleyns clothing and possesions.
Annes body was taken by her ladies and stripped and placed in the arrows chest after her death. What happened to her clothing and the jewellery she was wearing at her execution? Ive read that after executions that the officers of the tower would take items from prisoners to the king and they would be rewarded for handing them in. Would this have happened with Annes items too?
Also what would have happened to her clothing and possesions after her death? Would these have been recycled by Jane Seymour or would they have been distributed to her ladies? I cant imagine Jane Seymour wanting to be reminded of her predecessor by wearing her clothing. I know that her book of hours is at Hever.
[I don't think the first question has been asked exactly this way, but some of the second question has been addressed in the previous threads linked below. - Lara]