Queen Anne Boleyn
Birth announcement for a "princes" to George Brooke, Lord Cobham (7 September 1533)
By permission of The British Library (MS Harley 283, fol. 75r)
As Anne Boleyn's delivery day drew near, the astrologers predicted that Henry VIII would now get a male heir. The expected prince's birth announcements were proudly prepared in advance. But the child was a girl, and so, in a different color ink, "prince" was changed to "princess."
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