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Known as “Anne of the Thousand Days,” Anne Boleyn was Queen of England for only three years but still managed to turn the world upside-down. Through her charm, intelligence, and stubborn willpower, she led King Henry VIII to divorce his first wife and split from the Catholic Church. Then, when she failed to produce him a male heir to his throne, he dragged her into jail and had her beheaded on false charges of adultery, incest, and witchcraft.
Of Henry VIII’s famous six wives, there is no doubt who possesses the worst reputation: fifth wife Katherine Howard. Anne Boleyn may be seen as the “Temptress” but is known as innocent of the adultery and incest charges trumped up to separate Henry from Anne and Anne’s head from the rest of her.