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.

Introduction 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
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(Anne Boleyn Bio, 2013) a. Anne’s refusal confused and surprised Henry, who was not expecting rejection. (Anne Boleyn Bio, 2013) b. In 1527 Henry sought out, and was eventually granted, an annulment from his wife Catherine; by 1528 Anne Boleyn had made her entrance in to English royal society. (Eakins, 1994)
Transition: Anne’s joy in making progress towards the throne would be short-lived because death would be the outcome of her reign as Henry’s queen. Main Idea II: In 1532 Anne was officially made the queen when her belly swelled with the life of Henry’s child, but when Elizabeth was born it became Anne’s sole duty, and Henry’s obsession, for her to birth a male heir. (Eakins, 1994) A. It was Anne’s responsibility to have a son, and she took this job very seriously as there were grave consequences if she did not provide Henry with what he desired most. a. By January of 1534 Anne was pregnant again, but she miscarried or birthed a stillborn. (Eakins, 1994) b. In 1536 Anne became pregnant again, with a son, but by the end of January she had miscarried again. (Anne Boleyn Bio, 2013) B. After birthing an unwanted daughter, and suffering through two miscarriages, Anne Boleyn’s life was now at risk because her husband was about to take care of his own legacy. (Anne Boleyn Bio, 2013) a. Henry decided to take a new wife, Jane Seymour, and an annulment was filed against Anne Boleyn. (Anne Boleyn Bio, 2013) b. Divorce was not

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