An Anne Boleyn Alphabet
A is for Anne, who was cut off too soon,
B – the Boleyn clan, who shot for the moon,
C is Chapuys, whom Anne couldn’t enthrall
D the dispatches in which he told all.
E is Elizabeth, curls shining red
F is for Fisher, whose hat lacked a head.
G is for George, full of wit and enjoyment
H for Hans Holbein, who found much employment.
Illegitimate daughters were all Henry had,
J is for Jane, with her lawful-born lad.
K is for Katherine, forever, amen,
Leonardo da Vinci turns up now and then.
M is for Mary, refusing to bend
N is for Norfolk, who lived to the end.
O is the Ormonde whom Anne never wed
P is for Page, who escaped with his head.
Q for the quails which Queen Jane was allowed
R for young Richmond, so soon in his shroud.
S is the scaffold of sinister fame,
T is for Thomas, who died on the same.
U is for Udall, composer of songs
Viscountess Rochford endured many wrongs.
W is Wolsey, his Chancellorship marred
By X, the ex-wife whom he couldn’t discard.
Y is for York Place, which Henry then took.
Z is George Zouche, who got back his banned book.