Monday, May 19, 2008

I am sure you all know this but 472 years ago today Anne Boleyn was executed on Tower Green.

It is unknown exactly what age she was definitively - various sources claim between 29 and 35.

She has been a heroine of mine ever since falling under the spell of Genevieve Bujold's performance in ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS in 1970.

The late 60s and early 70s saw four top actresses trying on Anne's French Hood headdress - Vanessa Redgrave in a non-speaking cameo in A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS, the afore-mentioned Bujold, Dorothy Tutin in the BBC's THE 6 WIVES OF HENRY VIII and Charlotte Rampling in HENRY VIII & HIS 6 WIVES.

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