Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Purkoy - Anne Boleyn's Little Pet

Anne Boleyn had a special fondness for dogs and especially for her little dog whom she named Purkoy, after the French word pourquoi (which means why?). The little puddle had sad ending, though. While Anne Boleyn was imprisoned in the Tower, awaiting her execution, her favourite little pet fell out of a window and died. No one had the heart to tell the condemned woman that her dog had died - and when Anne a few weeks later was executed, she still knew nothing of it.
Perhaps it was there to welcome her in heaven - at least its a nice thought ....

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