Talk:Anne Boleyn

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Charges of adultery, incest and treason[edit]

This subsection begins "According to author and Tudor historian Alison Weir, Thomas Cromwell plotted Anne's downfall while feigning illness and detailing the plot 20–21 April 1536." There is no citation to Alison Weir, and what on earth does "detailing the plot 20–21 April 1536" mean? I have added some tags and hope someone can tidy this up. Moonraker (talk) 16:21, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

This tendency to make such bold un-cited statements that others have to flag up, seems to me to be one of the unfortunate weaknesses of the Wikipedia principles. Look, this has remained as at present since last July, now some seven months ago. And having to supply other people's citations, guessing and researching where they came from, is a real pain in the whatsit. Time is better spent on other more constructive editing. I suggest deleting the complete short section referring to Alison Wear (an author of historical fiction and popular history?), then the next author, who is cited, covers a similar point, and Thos Cromwell can be cross-linked from there. If nobody objects within the next few weeks, I shall make this change. Okan 19:42, 27 February 2015 (UTC)

I have removed questionable text as proposed by Okan and Moonraker above.Pincrete (talk) 07:46, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 March 2015[edit]

Please add an external link to new wikisource article from EB1911 - {{cite EB1911|wstitle=Boleyn, Anne}}.

PS. I have been an established user for many years and was granted reviewer status in 2010, but was I recently forced to change my userID from "Diverman" - I chose "DivermanAU". See my talk page. Now I can't edit semi-protected pages. DivermanAU (talk) 03:43, 23 March 2015 (UTC) DivermanAU (talk) 03:43, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Hope your account gets sorted. -- haminoon (talk) 08:28, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Downfall and execution: 1536[edit]

"The following day, Henry and Anne wore yellow, the symbol of joy and celebration in England, from head to toe, and celebrated Catherine's death with festivities." I want to note that it is uncertain whether Anne Boleyn actually wore yellow "from head to to toe". Eric Ives does state this in his biography, however, Eustace Chapuys, who despised Anne and would be glad to talk about her disrespect, makes no mention of Anne being clad in yellow and only gives a very detailed account of Henry.

There's also no evidence that yellow really was a color of mourning. Letempsviendra (talk) 15:55, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Letempsviendra, I can only suggest you try to fix (by attributing accounts perhaps). I don't know, someone may 'pile in' if they think you are wrong.Pincrete (talk) 07:38, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Anne Boleyn's year of Birth[edit]

Why has the hobby-horse of a random American academic (that Anne was born in 1507) been given equal billing with the consensus view of 1501? Warnicke has presented her evidence and failed to convince the academic community. It is extremely unlikely that Anne was a maid-of-honour aged 5 or 6, or that she could've written the letter aged 7 (in her second language). TheMathemagician (talk) 12:52, 30 October 2015 (UTC)