Anne Boleyn character jug modeled by Douglas V. Tootle and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1975-1990. The second wife of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn (1502-1536) was educated in France and came to the English Court around 1521. The King, anxious about the succession and with no hope of his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, providing the longed-for son, turned to Anne to fulfill this desire. Spirited and vivacious, Anne was wed to Henry upon the nullification of his first marriage. The birth of a daughter, the future Elizabeth I, was Anne's first setback and relations between King and Queen began to deteriorate steadily. Anne's fate was finally sealed when, in 1536, she miscarried a son. Henry, still in need of an heir, resorted to extreme measures. Accused of adultery with her own brother, Lord Rochford, and four commoners, Anne was convicted of high treason and beheaded on Tower Green. An executioner's axe and chopping block form the handle of the jug. Along with this large size, a small size (D6650) and miniature size (D6651) were also produced.
Henry VIII and Six Wives Series