Anne Boleyn 's Final Words Essay examples

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Anne Boleyn’s final words were said on May 19th, 1536 as she stood before the block to a crowd of on-lookers. Her words were written by Tudor chronicler Edward Hall and will be known throughout time as the powerful words of the first queen to ever be publicly executed. Anne stated calmly, “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, 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.” Edward Hall documented Anne’s words on the day of her execution to share the words of the Queen of England, the first queen publicly executed.
Anne’s words are powerful, she does not beg for mercy, or declare herself innocent nor does she admit guilt, she just accepts her accusations and knows that she has been judged. Whether guilty or innocent Anne knows that she cannot change her fate, she can however leave the world with her dignity. Anne has always been an intelligent woman, she has faced trials and tribulations…

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