Anne was born between 1501 and 1507, daughter of courtier and diplomat Sir Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth - daughter ofthe Duke of Norfolk.
In 1522 Anne became lady in waiting to Henry VIII's wife Catherine of Aragon. Henry was tired of his wife - she hadn't produced a male heir - and he showered Anne's family with gifts and titles and asked the Pope to annul his marriage but the Pope refused.
Henry's hand was forced when Anne becamepregnant in 1533. Henry turned his back on the Catholic church, passed the Actof Supremacy and declared himself head of the English Church and the pair weremarried in a secret ceremony. Anne gave birth to Elizabeth - the future Queen.
Anne had two subsequent miscarriages - one aboy - and Henry, desperate for a male heir decided their marriage was cursedand moved on to Anne's lady in waiting, Jane Seymour.
Three years after their marriage, Anne wasaccused of witchcraft and arrested on adultery charges with 5 men - one her ownbrother, Lord George Rochford - and sent to the Tower of London.
Just weeks later, on 19th May, Anne wasbeheaded by a French swordsman, having been spared the axe. She became the firstQueen to be publicly executed.
Her final words, rather than deny her guilt,were in praise of King Henry VIII, stating that, "a more merciful princewas there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord."
Play tells story of Anne Boleyn's 'incestuous' relationship with brother
Suffolk theatre company Red Rose Chain bring Fallen in Love; the story of Anne Boleyn's apparently incestuous relationship with her brother to the site of Anne's trial, execution and final resting place: the Tower of London.
The unique theatrical event runs from today to June 16 and will be performed in the Banqueting Suite of the New Armouries.
Jim Malarkey, Head of Visitor and Commercial Services at the Tower of London says:
"Historic Royal Palaces are pleased to welcome Red Rose Chain Theatre Company to the Tower of London for their acclaimed production of Fallen in Love.
The Tower is, of course, the place where Anne Boleyn spent her final days and her bones still rest at the Tower, buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula.
Her love life was in part her downfall, presenting Henry VIII with a convenient and almost certainly contrived reason to persecute his Queen. Could there be a more appropriate setting for this wonderful play?"
Beefeaters at the Tower of London lined up to donate blood as the NHS called for more volunteers to come forward. NHS Blood and Transplant say they are particularly short of donors with O-type blood and they need extra supplies to deal with extra visitors expected during the Olympics.
Thousands of people descend on Tower of London for Jubilee event
Around three thousand people have spent their Sunday doing laps of the Tower of London to raise money for the Queen's charities. The event, which was staged to celebrate next month's Diamond Jubilee, was organised by London's oldest Muslim community. Carolyn Sim was there.
Muslims from across Britain have headed for London today - to honour Her Majesty the Queen. They've converged on the Tower of London for a 10km charity walk which is expected to raise up to half a million pounds for the Queen's charities.