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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Anachronisms (4) | Character error (3) | Errors in geography (1) | Factual errors (2) | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

In a few scenes in the movie - when Anne and Henry bicker about the Act of Succession and when Anne and Elizabeth are playing before Anne's arrest are two - there is paneling on the walls, with carvings of Catherine of Aragon and Catherine Howard's badges. Now one could understand that Catherine of Aragon's may have still been up, but Catherine Howard didn't have a badge then, she was just a young girl.
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When Ann's "lover" is being tortured he screams out clearly showing metal dental fillings.
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There is a report that one of the beefeaters has "EIIR" (signifying Queen Elizabeth II) on his tunic. Elizabeth II ascended the throne 405 years after Henry VIII died.
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(at around 8 minutes) When Mary Boleyn and her father are talking, a bobby pin can be seen in his hair in the curl just in front of his left ear.
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Character error 

Irene Papas is Greek by origin. Thus, she is Orthodox Christian. But Katherine of Aragon is supposed to be Spanish and a Catholic Christian. When Ms. Papas enters the court and makes the sign of the cross on her chest, she does it in the Orthodox way, using the three fingers. not the whole palm of her right hand.
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Toward the end of the film, Anne uses wooden markers of one-hundred each to count her days as queen. However, she counts out only 9 markers, or only 900 days.
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When Henry and Anne are playing chess, the chess board is set up improperly. The chess board has a black square in the lower right square. That square must be white.
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Errors in geography 

When Katherine is listening to music with her ladies in waiting, a tapestry from the cycle of the Lady and the Unicorn is clearly visible in several shots, as well as in a few other subsequent scenes. These were made in Florence and were eventually rediscovered in France. They were never in England.
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Factual errors 

Mary Tudor and her mother Catherine of Aragon are talking after Anne has become Queen. When Anne was Queen, Mary and her mother were forbidden to see each other.
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During the papal trial presided over by Cardinal Campeggio, Cardinal Campeggio and Cardinal Wolsey sit before a coat of arms clearly labeled "Clement VII" (which is correct) but the papal arms incorrectly displays a blue shield with six gold discs. Clement VII was a de Medici and his papal arms used the de Medici arms of a gold background with five red discs arranged under a single blue disc containing three gold fleur-de-lis.
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Spoilers

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Revealing mistakes 

Anne was executed in May, as she remarks shortly before she is beheaded. But when Henry is out hunting that day, the grass is partly dried up, suggesting late August or September.
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