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The last days of Ann Boleyn

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Mauatthecoast Report 23 May 2013 15:46

Tonight on BBC.............

.........Documentary exploring the dramatic downfall and execution of Anne Boleyn in 1536.


BarbinSGlos Report 23 May 2013 16:10

Thanks for the reminder Mau

I shall certainly be watching


'Emma' Report 23 May 2013 17:08

Will be watching it also Mau, wonder how the working
together of the authors and historians went. BBC 2 at
9 is it?

Emma :-)


JoyBoroAngel Report 23 May 2013 17:11

i wonder if she was framed :-( :-(


martynsue Report 23 May 2013 17:25

what i would like to know is how do they get their fact's,was it written down or was it passed through the generation's.
is it all guess work?
we would not know & we believe what we are told about past monarch's.
did they keep detailed record's in the 1500s.

i think she was framed as henry had his eye on jane Seymour,and more importantly he was desperate for a son,(at all cost's).

just my view's.


Welshkitty Report 23 May 2013 18:54

I have always had an interest in the Tudor family tree and my mum was in the middle of writing about Jasper Tudor but sadly passed away before finishing it , due to school I was more focused on the wives and their lives and from my view I have thought of Ann as unlucky girl as in she wanted to get to the top and wasn't willing just to be an affair but the issue of not having a son and the king getting older his eye started to wander and with young Jane on the scene I think that dealt her fate , I believe to get out of the marriage with Catherine he blamed along the line Catherine was his bro wife and god didn't see the marriage to Henry as right but with Ann he needed more so I too think she was framed as I think the people looking into matter at that time wanted to keep their heads lol


SheilaWestWilts Report 23 May 2013 19:04

There is very little written 'evidence' and various authors and historians have set out different theories as to 'the truth'. I find it a fascinating point in history but, ultimately, we will never really know for sure the full story.


Mauatthecoast Report 23 May 2013 22:46

I enjoyed the documentary although, imho, I don't think there was anything new to learn about Ann Boleyn, I liked the way the historians and writers gave their different views about the events leading to her execution.
One thing is sure of Henry VIII certainly got his own way every time didn't he?


Harry Report 23 May 2013 23:28

Brilliant television, but frustrating - I like it when the answers are in the back.

Happy days


eRRolSheep Report 23 May 2013 23:48

I am very concerned about this thread.
Once again members are keen to discuss terrible events before the facts are out. Has Ms Boleyn's family even been informed of her tragic and terrible demise yet?
Has Mr Henryeight been charged or arrested?
Should his name even be released at this moment in time and should we be speculating before the Yeomen of the Guard have even issued a press statement or tweeted or posted on facebook, let alone carried out their own investigations?


Mauatthecoast Report 24 May 2013 00:13

Like Harry says... read the 'Happy Days' answer books ;-)

oh it's been well documented and the powers that be wouldn't have dared charge or arrest R.Enery :-)

Off with Errol's ead!!!


'Emma' Report 24 May 2013 10:45

I was disappointed with the programme.
Views given that we all have one way or another
on the subject, historians and authors alike, I think
they were well paid for very little imho.



JoyBoroAngel Report 24 May 2013 11:44

off with errols head
now how can that be beaten for a friday night entertainment

gets knitting and a comfy chair

pop corn anybody ;-) ;-)


eRRolSheep Report 24 May 2013 11:52

ooh yes please, I like popcorn.


GinN Report 24 May 2013 11:59

Missed last night's programme, unfortunately, but am looking forward to the one about Thomas Cromwell on BBC2 tonight. The Tudors certainly are an interesting lot!


Mersey Report 24 May 2013 12:08

Poor Errol :-0........

Pinches earlobe, this way>>>>>>>>>>>> you concentrate on Fwoggy :-D ;-)


'Emma' Report 24 May 2013 12:09

Will also watch this one. Hope it's better than Ann Boleyn.

Emma :-)


Mauatthecoast Report 24 May 2013 12:18

Yes agree Emma Ann's probaby could have been better but the Thomas Cromwell programme should be good.
Tudor history is certainly interesting. atm I'm reading 'Bring up the bodies' (after Wolf Hall) .....bloody times!!!


jax Report 24 May 2013 12:22

GIN you can always watch it on BBCi player if you wish.


GinN Report 24 May 2013 12:39

Might just do that, Jax. :-)