Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was the mistress (and later wife) of King Henry VIII of England and the mother of Queen Elizabeth I. (AUDIO: Recorded Time) Queen Mary I referred to her contemptuously as a concubine. (AUDIO: The Marian Conspiracy)

Because the Tenth Doctor married Queen Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn would be his mother-in-law. (TV: The Day of the Doctor)

She was involved in Missy's plan to befriend several Tudor women in an effort to prevent the reign of James I, who created the charter for St Luke's University, thereby preventing her imprisonment in the Vault. (PROSE: Girl Power!)

She was beheaded on 19 May 1536, shortly after meeting the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown on 4 May. (AUDIO: Recorded Time, PROSE: The Roundheads)

In 2003, a man sold t-shirts at the Tower of London, including one with the face of Anne Boleyn. Evelyn Smythe declined, given her recent experience with beheadings in an alternate timeline. (AUDIO: Jubilee)

After she was resurrected in the City of the Saved, Anne did not remarry Henry, despite the fact that he still found her irresistible. (PROSE: A Hundred Words from a Civil War)

Behind the scenes[]

  • According to The Brilliant Book 2012, a book that contains non-narrative based information, in an alternate universe where all of history happened at once, Henry still beheaded Boleyn, only he claimed to still have a working relationship with her afterwards.
  • She was played by Vanessa Redgrave in the 1966 film A Man for All Seasons and by Nicola Bryant in an episode of the CBBC series Scoop.