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reply to post by andy1972
This is such a hard question, so many choices!
1536 England and the fall of Anne Boleyn
Anne was the second wife of King HenryVIII of England and the mother of England' most famous Queen, Elizabeth I.Henry divorced his first wife Katherine of Aragon after she failed to give him a son. Love how back in the days it was always the womans fault if the baby was born female!) The Church of England was created for the purpose of granting the king a divorce from Queen Katherine, leaving Henry free to wed Anne.
It was 1536 and Anne Boleyn was pregnant (with what was likely a male child) when she discovered Jane Semor (future wife #3) sitting on the kings lap. After this she lost the baby and sealed her fate.
On May 19, 1536 Anne Boleyn was executed for treason. She was said to have slept with 5 men, one being her brother. These charges were most likely false but cleared the way for the king to marry Jane.
Anne Boleyn's last words:
Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul
I would love to have been a fly on the wall during this time. Anne is one of my favorite historical figures, she was a strong woman who changed the course of history.
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I'd like to visit the Library of Alexandria before Caesar burned it's contents (if you are to believe that accounting of history.) Think of the knowledge that would have been stored in that library - the building of the pyramids and the sphinx, stories of Atlantis, first hand accounts of encounters of the first kind with the ancient gods and goddesses, perhaps even information on Stonehenge and other ancient mysteries. All of the information that we have since lost to the fog of time.
it's funny how we seem to be divided into two distinct groups.
1 - Those who would return to a historical period to see a famous event.
2 - Those who would travel back only a few decades in their own lives, to when they were happier, or the happiest they've ever been.
Thanks for all the posts by the way..great answers, all of them.
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