Anne Boleyn character jug produced by Regency Fine Arts of Dunstable, England, circa 1970. Anne Boleyn (1501 - 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536, as the second wife of King Henry VIII. The circumstances of her marriage and of her execution by beheading for treason and other charges made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that marked the start of the English Reformation. Anne was the daughter of Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, and his wife, Lady Elizabeth Howard. Anne returned to England in 1522, to marry her Irish cousin James Butler. The marriage plans were broken off and she secured a post at court as maid of honor to Henry VIII's wife, Catherine of Aragon. In 1532, Henry made Anne the Marquess of Pembroke. Henry and Anne formally married on 25 January 1533, after a secret wedding on 14 November 1532.
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