26 May 1536 – Mary writes to Cromwell

| May 26, 2016

26 May 1536 – Mary writes to Cromwell

On 26th May 1536, exactly a week after the execution of her stepmother, Anne Boleyn, the Lady Mary wrote to Thomas Cromwell, her father’s right hand man, asking him to intercede with her father on her behalf and for permission to write to the king. Read more…

20 May 1536 – King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour become betrothed

| May 20, 2016

20 May 1536 – King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour become betrothed

On 20th May 1536, at nine o’clock in the morning, King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour became secretly betrothed. Read more…

The men who died in 1536 video

| May 19, 2016

The men who died in 1536 video

Queen Anne Boleyn was, of course, not the only victim of her fall in 1536, five men were executed on 17th May 1536. Clare Cherry, my co-author (George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat), pays tribute to these men in this video talk. Remember to head over to www.madeglobal.com/3292/clare-cherry-men-died-may-1536/ and enter the giveaway for a […]

Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower Video

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower Video

The 6th May 1536 is the date on a letter which was allegedly found in Thomas Cromwell’s papers and which was addressed to Henry VIII from “Your most Loyal and ever Faithful Wife, Anne Bullen. From my doleful Prison the Tower, this 6th of May.” Many historians have dismissed this letter as a fake, but […]

Anne Boleyn’s Execution and Resting Place Video

| May 19, 2016

Anne Boleyn’s Execution and Resting Place Video

Today’s first Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video talk is from yours truly and it’s on Anne Boleyn’s execution and resting place. Do head over to the MadeGlobal website at www.madeglobal.com/3150/claire-ridgway-execution-resting-place/ to be in with a chance of winning a copy of my book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown.

19 May 1536 – A queen is executed

| May 19, 2016

19 May 1536 – A queen is executed

On this day in history, 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was executed within the confines of the Tower of London. Afterwards, her remains were laid to rest in the chancel of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. As I’m sharing a video talk all about Queen Anne Boleyn’s […]

18 May 1536 – This lady has much joy and pleasure in death

| May 18, 2016

18 May 1536 – This lady has much joy and pleasure in death

Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution had been scheduled for 18th May 1536, so carpenters worked through the night of the 17th building a new scaffold “before the House of Ordnance”1 and Anne Boleyn prepared herself for death by praying with her almoner.2 At dawn, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer arrived to hear her final confession and to celebrate […]

17 May 1536 – And thus farewell each one in hearty wise!

| May 17, 2016

17 May 1536 – And thus farewell each one in hearty wise!

Anne Boleyn is everywhere at the moment. Lots of blogs, Facebook pages and Twitter accounts are sharing the events of her fall in May 1536 and discussing it. It is wonderful that she is getting so much attention 480 years after her execution and that people from all over the world are coming together to […]