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Elizabeth I wears her mother, Anne Boleyn's, "A" pendant necklace in the famous painting "The Family of Henry VIII" now hanging in Hampton Court Palace.. what a lovely, moving tribute to her fallen mother! She actually didn't do anything during her reign, though, to restore her mother's reputation.

Elizabeth I wears her mother, Anne Boleyn's, "A" pendant necklace in the famous painting "The Family of Henry VIII" now hanging in Hampton Court Palace.. what a lovely, moving tribute to her fallen mother! She actually didn't do anything during her reign, though, to restore her mother's reputation.

Portrait of Anne Boleyn on display at her childhood home of Hever Castle that some say she haunts #haunts #ghosts www.deadlive.co uk

Portrait of Anne Boleyn on display at her childhood home of Hever Castle that some say she haunts #haunts #ghosts www.deadlive.co uk

Henry VIII's Crown at Hampton Court Palace, later used at coronations of his children

Henry VIII's Crown at Hampton Court Palace, later used at coronations of his children

During Essex' revolt, trial, and execution in February 1601, Lettice remained at Drayton Basset. She not only lost her son but her "best friend", as she called her third husband. Sir Christopher Blount was executed on 18 March 1601, three weeks after the execution of his stepson, to whom he had been a friend and confidant for many years.

During Essex' revolt, trial, and execution in February 1601, Lettice remained at Drayton Basset. She not only lost her son but her "best friend", as she called her third husband. Sir Christopher Blount was executed on 18 March 1601, three weeks after the execution of his stepson, to whom he had been a friend and confidant for many years.

Henry VIII visits his son, Prince Edward

Henry VIII visits his son, Prince Edward

Title page of Roland Hui's version of Anne Boleyn's Coronation book

Title page of Roland Hui's version of Anne Boleyn's Coronation book

Henry VIII introducing Anne Boleyn at Court - by British Painter  William Hogarth, 18th century

Henry VIII introducing Anne Boleyn at Court - by British Painter William Hogarth, 18th century

Pourquoi was Anne Boleyn's lapdog.Pourquoi was given to Anne by Honor, Lady Lisle. Honor was a very ambitious woman who strove to advance her family by cultivating a close relationship with the queen.Sadly, Pourquoi died in December, 1534. Margery Horseman, one of Anne's ladies, wrote to the Lisles that the dog had "fallen from a window" and her ladies were so afraid of Anne's reaction, they asked the king to break the news to her. It doesn't appear Anne ever replaced Pourquoi.

Pourquoi was Anne Boleyn's lapdog.Pourquoi was given to Anne by Honor, Lady Lisle. Honor was a very ambitious woman who strove to advance her family by cultivating a close relationship with the queen.Sadly, Pourquoi died in December, 1534. Margery Horseman, one of Anne's ladies, wrote to the Lisles that the dog had "fallen from a window" and her ladies were so afraid of Anne's reaction, they asked the king to break the news to her. It doesn't appear Anne ever replaced Pourquoi.

The one Henry VIII forgot: A monogram of his initial and that of Anne Boleyn, at Hampton Court under the clock tower. When Anne was executed he ordered them all destroyed. But it was a rush job. And they missed 1!!!!

The one Henry VIII forgot: A monogram of his initial and that of Anne Boleyn, at Hampton Court under the clock tower. When Anne was executed he ordered them all destroyed. But it was a rush job. And they missed 1!!!!

Thomas Boleyn- Father of Mary, Anne and George -- grandfather of Elizabeth 1. Mixed ideas about his character.

Thomas Boleyn- Father of Mary, Anne and George -- grandfather of Elizabeth 1. Mixed ideas about his character.

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