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Anne Boleyn on Channel 5: Beheading scene leaves viewers traumatised

Some Channel 5 viewers were not happy

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Anne Boleyn on came to an end on Channel 5 last night with its finale (June 4).

The critically acclaimed show has been a huge hit with viewers around the country.

Much acclaim has specifically been aimed at Jodie Turner-Smith’s portrayal of the misunderstood Queen Anne Boleyn.

However, last night some viewers were shocked by how graphic the re-telling of her infamous execution scene was.

Fans rushed to social media to share their distaste, with others devastated to see Anne’s story end so tragically.

The Anne Boleyn reviews are in after episode one and viewers were divided
Anne Boleyn aired its final episode last night (Credit: Channel 5)

What did fans say about the Anne Boleyn scene on Channel 5?

“#AnneBoleyn this is making me feel sick,” tweeted one viewer as she lost her head.

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Another tweeted: “That was so barbaric. Poor Anne… Also the poor guys who were accused of being her lovers. The lute boy… Beheaded. Mad mad mad #AnneBoleyn.”

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However, others slammed producers for failing to include Anne’s iconic speech before she was killed.

Anne famously gave a speech moments before she was beheaded insisting that she would not criticise her death sentence.

“How could they skip her scaffold speech?! #AnneBoleyn,” said one angry fan.

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A second tweeted: “When people talk about Anne Boleyn’s execution they always talk about her speech on the scaffold why was this not shown in the series #AnneBoleyn”.

While a third ranted: “They cut the speech They did not include Anne’s speech on the scaffold Absolutely fuming about this!”

“I’m a bit disappointed by them not including Anne’s speech!” said a fourth viewer.

The Anne Boleyn reviews are in after episode one and viewers were divided
Anne had to contend with Jane Seymour (Credit: Channel 5)

The series told the story of Anne, who was at the centre of intrigue in the 16th-century royal court.

Viewers saw the iconic Queen fall pregnant with her second child with Henry, and the court hoping for a son in order to take over his reign.

Read more: Jodie Turner-Smith in Anne Boleyn: Actress’ husband is Dawson’s Creek star Joshua Jackson!

However, following a serious injury during a jousting accident, Henry and Anne grew apart.

He started to flirt with her maid of honour, Jane Seymour, and Anne’s life would eventually spiral until she was sentenced to death.

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