Londina Illustrata. Graphic and Historical Memorials of Monasteries, Churches, Chapels, Schools, Charitable Foundations, Palaces, Halls, Courts, Processions, Places of Early Amusement, and Modern Present Theatres, in the Cities and Suburbs of London and Westminster, Volume 2Wilkinson, Robert
Autograph of Anna Boullen, During Her Imprisonment in the Tower.
The tradition of the Tower is, that the Sculpture, of which our Engraving is a reduced fac-simile, is the Autograph of the unfortunate ANNA BOULLEN. It appears in the Hall of the Regalia House, upon a large and massive stone. The Arms, beneath, have so completely crumbled away, as to be utterly inexplicable. We observe, however, that this ill-fated Lady, even in her prison hours, indulged her affection toward the cruel HENRY; of which this Inscription presents a touching and melancholy proof. Her own name is joined with his initial, and the Rose and Thistle, the emblems of his sovereignty. Could he have beheld her in this sorrowful and solitary labour, would he have felt any returning kindness? We fear not.
Title page of Vol. 2 reads: Theatrum illustrata. Graphic and historic memorials of ancient playhouses, modern theatres and other places of public amusement in the cities and suburbs of London & Westminster with scenic and incidental illustrations from the time of Shakspear to the present period.