Anne Boleyn was beheaded 474 years ago today. The sometimes-conniving little pawn was led to the chopping block on counts of treason, adultery and incest. As most people know, she was executed by her whack-job husband King Henry VIII after she failed to produce a son for him. Essentially, he grew tired of her and found a reason for treason as he did with several other inconvenient people including philosopher Thomas Moore. So...in honor of this shocking anniversary, I am promoting The Tudors. My husband and I watched every available episode of this Showtime series from beginning to end in a disgustingly short period of time. Although sometimes it’s a bit like a porn/soap opera, it’s also incredibly entertaining, addicting and fascinating. With the fourth and final season on it’s way, it’s the perfect time to start watching it!
A portrait of the real Anne Boleyn.
Anne Boyeln (and company) as interpreted by Showtime.