How Many Children Did Anne Boleyn Have With Henry VIII?

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Anne Boleyn had one child with Henry VIII. This girl, Elizabeth, was born in 1533 and grew up to become Queen Elizabeth I. Boleyn had two other pregnancies, but both of these ended in stillbirth.

When Henry VIII despaired of Boleyn’s ability to produce a male heir, he accused her of adultery, incest, witchcraft and treason. Found guilty, she was sentenced to death on May 19, 1536, and her marriage to Henry VIII was deemed invalid. This act stripped Elizabeth of her place in the royal succession. Henry remarried on May 30, 1536 to Jane Seymour, one of the previous queen’s ladies-in-waiting. She bore Henry VIII’s only living, legitimate son, Edward, who reigned briefly after Henry’s death. When Edward VI died, a period of dynastic squabbling took place, setting Jane Grey and Mary I on the throne. Deposing Mary, Elizabeth became Queen of England on Nov. 7, 1558.