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Block and Beheading Axe


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Block and Axe. In Victorian times this was said to be the block on which Ann Boleyn died but this is not true, as she was beheaded by a French swordsman kneeling and not by the axe, as a special favour from King Henry VIII. The block is probably of the Tudor period.

4th Aug 2007 by Diane Earl


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