Infamous green

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn

Within the Tower of London is this lovely but infamous green where King Henry VIII had  Anne Boleyn  beheaded. In the background is what is called the Queen’s House, one of many royal structures within the Tower. Anne Boleyn, the mother of Elizabeth I, was not the only person executed within the confines of the Tower, nor was she the only royal to have perished there. Elizabeth herself was imprisoned there during the reign of her half sister, “Bloody” Mary I. The Tower is really a collection of buildings, a small city within a fortress surrounded by walls, a mote, and on the south, the Thames River.

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