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Historical Reconstruction: Anne Boleyn 'The Moost Happi' Portrait Medal

'Lucy Churchill's brilliant achievement has brought us as close to the real Anne Boleyn  as we shall ever be able to get.'
 - Professor Eric Ives, OBE.

Author of The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn: The Most Happy.

 

'Through meticulous research Lucy Churchill has created an authentic replica of the medal of Anne Boleyn, as it would have looked originally.  A must for anyone interested in Anne Boleyn!'

- Alison Weir.
Author of The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn.
 

Buy Now: Copies of the restored medallion are available.

 

The only undisputed contemporary portrait of Anne Boleyn is a lead prototype medal now kept in the British Museum.  I recreated the medallion in an enlarged format, restoring its eroded features.

 

Known as 'The Moost Happi' medal, the commemorative portrait was made in 1534 when Anne Boleyn was believed to be pregnant with a male heir.  After she failed to deliver a son the medal was cancelled, and Anne was beheaded at the command of her husband Henry VIII.

Read about my research and the reconstruction process.