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Boleyn, Anne Line breaks: Anne Bo¦leyn
Pronunciation: /bəˈlɪn/

Definition of Boleyn, Anne in English:

( 1507–36), second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth I. Henry divorced Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne (1533), but she fell from favour when she failed to provide him with a male heir and was eventually executed on the grounds of alleged infidelities.

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