The Beheaded Queen





For two ATC's I chose a beheaded Queen who's been portraited in several movies: Anne Boleyn.

Second wive of King Henry VIII of England and mother of Queen Elizabeth I.

Anne was Queen from 1533 to 1536. Accused of adultery, witchcraft and incest, and brought to the infamous Tower of London where she was beheaded the 19th of May 1536. As were her five so called lovers.




I went to see the Tower of London a few years ago.




Anne wouldn't be the last one to be beheaded in this cruel era or place either.

The King immediately went off to marry his mistress Jane Seymour. Who wouldn't be his last wive though, for Jane died only a year later.

This ATC I recently made for an ATC swap with Kimberly of ArtJoyStuff.





I've done some sewing work on this one.




The adorable chair charm is a present I got from Lisette. Isn't it cute?






I also made a digital ATC, featuring Anne.






Here's the painted portrait of hers that I used on my ATC's.




Hope you enjoyed this little bit of royal gossip.

Hugs and happy crafting,

xx Wen



10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card and tag, with all the beautiful vintage elements to go with the pics of Queen Anne Boleyn. Love the stitching and colors on the tag!

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  2. What a most beautiful post of princesses and a prince, :-)
    Yes we followed the crowning here in Denmark, too-
    Oh dear Wendy your Anne Boleyn piece is a beauty, I love all you did with that collage- and the one you created for Kimberly is so lovely,too!
    What an awful life some had back then!! eighter rich or poor, you never knew when to loose your head!!!
    Enjoy your time away sweet-
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  3. Such beautiful and elegant projects...love that little chair on the ATC!!

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  4. This ATC is such sweetness, but the story of Anne Boleyn is such a sad & tragic one. I LOVE the Tudor era, everything about the realm of King Henry the VIII, the history, the architecture, etc. Your post today, brings me smile!. Have a good day! HUGS.

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  5. I just love this post. I enjoyed reading about the beheading of Ann Boleyn. I remember learning about that in school. A long long time ago. Your projects are gorgeous. I just love your style..

    Hugs~

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  6. Heerlijk hoe jij je berichten opstelt Wendy, ik ben dol op een lesje geschiedenis! En dan is het ook niet zo verwonderlijk dat ik wég ben van je creaties, je schitterende collage en je ATC, wat een heerlijke details zeg! Dat stoeltje! Zo mooi, als ik Anne Boleyn was geweest, had ik hierop mijn laatste avondmaal willen hebben, ha ha ha! (of klinkt dat nou wel erg als galgenhumor ;-) Anyway, top gedaan weer meis! Liefs, Ira x
    \irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  7. What a lovely card, sad story though...I watched the movie I think it was called The Boleyn Sisters, with Keira Knightly as Queen Anne, fascinating. Your mixed media card is beautiful and striking! Love that ATC too. Congratulations to your country on this historical event!

    Blessings,
    Adrienne
    P.s. I hope you are enjoying your trip!

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  8. Love your awesome creation and congrats on the new king and queen!!!!!! LOVE the ATC too!

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  9. Wow Wendy what a time of celebrating your new King and Queen!
    Such a beautiful collage of Ann Boleyn. A very beautiful image also.
    Gorgeous work dear friend!
    Are you having a little holiday?
    Take care,
    Warm hugs,
    Suzy

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  10. Great post, thank you.

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Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen