Love letter from Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn on display for first time

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A love letter that Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn proclaiming his intention to marry her is to go on display in Britain for the first time in its five century history.

The handwritten letter – described by the historian Dr David Starkey as marking "the moment at which British history changes" – has been reunited with the writing desk on which it was almost certainly written.

They are being displayed together at a British Library exhibition, starting on Thursday, put on to mark the 500th anniversary of Henry's accession to the throne.

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