Tudor England (2): The fall of Anne Boleyn Name ____________________ Number________________ There is a lot of ______________________ among ___________________ about __________ ____________________________ to cause the fall of Anne Boleyn. We know what the ________________________ were, but we don’t know how much ___________ – if any – there is in the ________________________. On the one hand, historians like Eric Ives believe that _____________________________, Henry VIII’s chief minister, _________________ ________________________________ and took his revenge by falsely accusing her of _____________________________________________________________, including her own brother. Most of the men accused of sleeping with Anne were _______________________________, enabling Cromwell to get rid of a number ____________________________________________. Others, like George Bernard, _______________ that __________________________________ __________________________________ of at least some of the charges. One of the arguments _________________________________________________________ is that she was ____________________ to give Henry the son he wanted (she had had a _________________, Elizabeth, but her second child, a boy, was _________________), and may have ____________________________________________ in an attempt to become ___________________. It is true that __________________________________________ of erectile dysfunction (that is, sexual impotence), but ____________________________________________ argue that it would have been ______________________ if Anne became ___________________ during one of those periods. It was also alleged that _____________________________________________________________ __________________________________, thus making them ____________________________________ as well as adultery and (____________________________________________) incest. However much ___________________________________ about ___________________________ ____________________________________, there is general agreement that __________________ ______________________________________. A number of figures of Henry’s court – Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Frances Weston, William Brereton, Thomas Wyatt, Richard Page and George Boleyn, Anne’s brother – were _____________________. Some were _______________________________________________________________ and all but Thomas Wyatt (a poet) and Richard Page were found guilty. The others were ______________ on May 17, 1536. Two days later, __________________________________________. She did not _____________ _____________________________________ in her dying speech, but ___________________________ ____________________________________________________. It is thought that she hoped to ______________________________________________________________________________ from further __________________________ by ______________________________________________________.