Fragment of an unidentified script by Burgess about Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII.

Scope and Content

Only an incomplete partial description of a scene (18 lines) survives, beginning "A hall in Blackfriars, summer 1529. There is a little warm light, amorous and intimate, illuminating King Henry, in white shirt, doublet, hose, and Anne Boleyn, whose gorgeous black hair cascades down her back. The are embracing passionately..."