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Endings and beginnings. As Anne Boleyn awaits her death—painfully delayed by the executioner’s late arrival—Henry visits Jane Seymour and asks for her hand in marriage. Declaring his marriage to Anne null and void means that their daughter, Elizabeth, becomes illegitimate and is no longer in line to the throne. This clears the way for a legitimate heir to come from his marriage to Jane. Henry begins this momentous occasion with a magnificent breakfast and a dish reserved only for the English King: a roasted swan.