20+ Scandalous Secrets That Prove Anne Boleyn Changed History Forever

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Image credits: Willow and Thatch

You’ve heard of Anne Boleyn, right? But do you know why we still remember her, even though she died more than 500 years ago? If we look at history, some of the most fascinating stories follow the lives of people who could have easily been as normal as you or I. But somehow, fate plucks them from the masses like a pawn on a chessboard and sets them on a path that will significantly alter the course of history. Anne Boleyn was one of these kinds of people, and despite the fact that she only lived to be 35, the impact she had on the Tudors’ lives in that short time is undeniable. 

Real-Life Game of Thrones

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Image credits: Flickr

If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey or the Tudors, you know the thrill of a period drama. And there truly is no period drama like the 16th Century scandals that Anne Boleyn found herself right in the center of. Her life was like a real-life version of Game of Thrones! Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry VIII, who was a notorious womanizer and managed to get through six wives in his 55 years on the planet. He did some deeply problematic things, and Anne, unfortunately, didn’t escape his wicked ways. She did wind up Queen of England though, which is no mean feat!

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