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Duration: 20 minutes

Anne Boleyn is one of the most famous and controversial women in British history. In 1536, she became the first queen in Britain to be executed. The brutal speed of her downfall and the shocking nature of the charges against her - including treason and adultery - retain their power to shock. We know how Anne died, but the story of why she had to go and who authored her violent end, has been the subject of fiery debate across six centuries. In a bold new approach to televised history, a stellar cast of writers and historians, including Hilary Mantel, David Starkey and Philippa Gregory, give their unique interpretations of her destruction.

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Wed 30 Apr 2014 05:00 BBC Two


Hilary Mantel
David Starkey
Philippa Gregory


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