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
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.