This thesis gives readers a new look at Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII. Although many scholars have studied Anne extensively, all of the scholars have failed to look at the gendered aspects of Anne's downfall. This thesis posits that Anne was murdered due to her inability to conform to the gender norms of the 16th century. This inability to conform led to the majority of the English populace to hate Anne. Plots and plans to remove Anne from power began to form in the minds of Henry, his advisors and courtiers, resulting in her beheading on the 19th of May 1536.