Lambeth Palace

      Home to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Church of England, Lambeth Palace was built in the early thirteenth century and was the last prison of Anne Boleyn.

       She was carried by a Thames barge to the Tower of London on May 19th 1536 where she was executed. The palace sometimes echoes with the sound of her cries of despair and pleading to be spared the axe.

       Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury who himself was burned at the stake in 1556 by Catholic Queen Mary has been heard weeping for Anne Boleyn just as he did on the fateful morning that she went to meet her maker.

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Lambeth Palace
Photograph © Anthony Bliss 2004