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Why was Anne Boleyn beheaded?
Answered by Planet Green
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  1. Anne Boleyn was the second wife of Henry VIII. She was an ambitious woman and wanted to be queen and not a mere mistress to the king. Although Anne bore Henry a daughter, Elizabeth, she had two miscarriages and never gave her husband the son he so desperately wanted. Soon Henry's eyes fell upon Jane Seymour and Anne's days were numbered. The king's advisor, Thomas Cromwell, soon had Anne arrested on charges of adultery and even incest. Although the charges were fabricated, Anne was conveniently found guilty and beheaded. At times, to this day, it is said the ghost of Anne Boleyn walks in the Tower of London.

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