On May 2 1536, Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and falsely charged with committing adultery, witchcraft and incest - all treasonous acts punishable by death.
Sometime between this date and May 18 1536 the marriage between Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII was annulled, and their daughter Elizabeth declared a bastard.
On May 19 1536, after several delays, Anne Boleyn was beheaded, in the french style, at the Tower of London. She died with the words:
“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, a 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.”
Their marriage lasted for about 2 years, 11 months and 21 days.