Anne Boleyn ( /ˈbʊlɪn/, /bəˈlɪn/ or /bʊˈlɪn/); c.1501 – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the start of the English Reformation.
"After what seems an eternity, the heavy door of my cell is flung back.... There is a faint fire guttering on the hearth at the other end of the room, a great ironbound door of wood, and thin slits that open to the outside, windows that show only the night’s blackness. Closer to me are the instruments of pain." -- from the novel Sinful Folk http://sinfulfolk.com