The second wife of King Henry VIII. She never appears onstage, but sets in motion many of the play’s events. She and Henry begin an affair while he is still married to his first wife, Catherine, but he needs to find a way to annul his marriage so that any children he has with Anne with be his legitimate heirs. Anne eventually became queen and gave birth to Elizabeth I, who would rule England for almost fifty years.
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...list of people who have already sworn to it. More explains that he recognizes Queen Anne’s children as legitimate heirs because “the King in Parliament tells me that they are,” but... (full context)