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On This Day In History . . 1536 - 17th May . Ann Boleyn is executed . The ermine mantle was removed & Anne lifted off her headdress, tucking her hair under a coif. After a brief farewell to her weeping ladies & a request for prayers, she kneeled down & one of her ladies tied a blindfold over her eyes. . She knelt upright, in the French style of executions. Her final prayer consisted of her repeating continually, "Jesu receive my soul; O Lord God have pity on my soul." . The execution…

Possibly Anne Boleyn, Queen of England There has been some recent mooting that this image may be Anne Boleyn. It was once called Jane Grey, but that identification is now dismissed. I doubt it can be Anne, but there are some interesting facts that point in that direction. You can read more about the picture at the wonderful "Grey Matters" site:, although this does not bring up the possibility of it being Anne.