Bitch of the East

“A little witchcraft is always needed.”

“‘Mr. Kingston, I hear I shall not die afore noon, and I am very sorry therefore, for I thought to be dead by this time and past my pain.’ I told her it should be no pain, it was so little. And then she said, ‘I heard say the executioner was very good, and I have a little neck,’ and then put her hands about it, laughing heartily”
- William Kingston on Anne Boleyn’s reaction to the delay of her execution, 17 May 1536

“‘Mr. Kingston, I hear I shall not die afore noon, and I am very sorry therefore, for I thought to be dead by this time and past my pain.’ I told her it should be no pain, it was so little. And then she said, ‘I heard say the executioner was very good, and I have a little neck,’ and then put her hands about it, laughing heartily”

- William Kingston on Anne Boleyn’s reaction to the delay of her execution, 17 May 1536

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