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The Tudor Society
  • Execution speeches and scaffold behaviour – making a good end

    This week we’ve had the anniversary of the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn and what not many people realise is that her speech was very similar to others given in the 16th century, it really wasn’t unique at all.

    In this week’s Claire Chats talk, I look at the ritual of death, both natural and by execution, and what was expected of an execution victim in their last minutes of life.

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