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Published on Feb 18, 2019
In May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were accused of committing incest. They were found guilty of it, along with conspiring to kill the king, and executed by beheading. It is something that has been popularised in some works of fiction and movies, but is it true?
Was Anne Boleyn desperate enough to provide King Henry VIII with a son that she turned to her own brother for help?
Did Anne Boleyn really commit incest with her brother, George Boleyn?
On what evidence was the charge based?
In this instalment of her Questions about Anne Boleyn series, Claire Ridgway, author of "The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown" and co-author of "George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat", explores just what happened at their trials in 1536 and whether the charge has any basis in fact.