A Brief History of the Life of Anne Boleyn, An Outline Essay

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Anne Boleyn: A Brief History

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the life of Anne Boleyn and the impact she had on the English monarchy.

I. Attention-Getter: "I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord." (Anne Boleyn Bio, 2013)
II. Credibility Statement: A growing interest in the development of the Tudor family led me to research some information on my own, and when I came across Anne Boleyn’s story I knew that I had to share what I had uncovered.
III. Relating to the Audience: In our modern world we don’t have need for monarchies and a prevailing sex, but we do need to understand how those English traditions helped develop the history that we know of today.
IV. Thesis Statement: To truly appreciate the impact that Anne Boleyn had on the history of the English monarchy, it is crucial that we acknowledge her past and examine her royal downfall.
Transition: Before we can pass judgment on her royal downfall we must first look at her life before she became the “executed” queen.

Main Idea I: Anne Boleyn’s past is non-traditional as it does not begin with her birth circa 1501; her historical past begins in England of 1522 when she was holding residence in King Henry VIII’s court as a maid…

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