Hever Castle

She was young, well schooled  and travelled

She spoke French  and had modern European ways.

All bode well for her until she met Henry and her life unravelled.

She had a book of hours  but she became Anne of a thousand days.

 

She wanted to marry Henry Percy

But without her father’s permission this was not to be.

She was banished  to Hever  Castle  her father showing  no mercy.

Her sister was at  Henry 8th’s  court in fact she she was Henry’s Queen bee.

 

Henry spotted Anne when she visited her sister Mary

He fell in love with the slip of a girl

She was older  but more alluring, out shining  poor Mary.

The king was soon entrapped  his heart in a whirl.

 

 

Heaver castle  today

Heaver castle today

Soon Henry  was a visitor at Heaver Castle

Arriving  with his court and entourage, larger  by the day .

He courted  Anne  with all his might,  such a rascal

She knew how to keep him keen  by not letting him have his way.

 

Sadly Anne could only produce a daughter

She did her best  to keep Henry on her side

No way could Anne produce a son  so he sent her to slaughter!

I think Henry loved her , I think for her he cried!

 

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Well not  one of  my  best poems  but today  hubby  and I went  to Hever  Castle  Home  for a while  to Anne Boleyn.  We had a IMG_20140921_114821777

Castle  from the bridge

Castle from the bridge

beautiful day and I look lots of photos  some  here shown  below. IMG_20140921_114829408

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paul
    Sep 21, 2014 @ 20:49:20

    I like\d the poem Willow, it was fascinating. And the pictures were excellent. Sounds like a wonderful trip.Thank you very much for the post.

    Reply

  2. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 01:25:45

    Beautiful. I’m a fan of Anne, you know. Glad you had such a great day out.

    Reply

  3. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 11:39:59

    I think the poem is a bit of fun, a bit of a lark. A Pleasure to read, Willow.
    The pictures are GOR-ge-ous. I love me a castle. ❤

    Reply

  4. TanGental
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 12:53:41

    love Heaver; often taken as a child before going to a pub where my bro and I would sit in the car while Mum and dad had a drink inside. Couldn’t do it today! Smiths crisps with a twist of salt I blue paper. They tried to reintroduce them a few years back but it was a sachet of salt not a twist and never caught on. Lovely.

    Reply

  5. socialbridge
    Sep 23, 2014 @ 10:22:43

    Looks like a gorgeous place. Poor Anne, though!

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Sep 23, 2014 @ 12:52:35

      It is a beautiful place. Yes poor Anne yes she fell fowl of a selfish man and the politics but she was not blameless. She did not deserve to die she was no worse then he was!! OMG that is a whole other post!! 🙂 xxxxxxxxxx

      Reply

  6. Brenda Davis Harsham
    Sep 24, 2014 @ 00:26:36

    Poor doomed Anne B. Such a sad chapter of history.

    Reply

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