1 July 1535 – Trial of Sir Thomas More

| July 1, 2016

1 July 1535 – Trial of Sir Thomas More

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, includes a record of the commission of oyer and terminer which tried Sir Thomas More, Henry VIII’s former chancellor, for treason on 1st July 1535. Firstly, it gives a list of those appointed to the commission of oyer and terminer: “Special commission of oyer and terminer for […]

25 June 1533 – Mary Tudor, Queen of France, dies

| June 25, 2016

25 June 1533 – Mary Tudor, Queen of France, dies

On 25th June 1533, thirty-seven year-old Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and wife of his friend Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at her home of Westhorpe Hall in Suffolk. She was survived by Suffolk, who was her second husband, and their children: Frances, Eleanor and Henry, although Henry died in March 1534. Suffolk […]

Was Charles Brandon a womaniser?

| June 20, 2016

Was Charles Brandon a womaniser?

I’m delighted to welcome Sarah Bryson, author of Charles Brandon: The King’s Man to the Anne Boleyn Files today on the first stop of her book/blog tour. Sarah’s here to share an article and her publisher, MadeGlobal Publishing, is also offering a paperback copy of Sarah’s biography of Brandon to one lucky Anne Boleyn Files […]

18 June 1546 – Anne Askew found guilty of heresy

| June 18, 2016

18 June 1546 – Anne Askew found guilty of heresy

On this day in history, 18th June 1546, Anne Askew, estranged wife of Thomas Kyme, was found guilty of heresy at London’s Guildhall along with Nicholas Shaxton (former Bishop of Salisbury), Nicholas White and John Hadlam. All four of them were condemned to be burnt, but Shaxton and White were saved by recanting their heretical […]

10 June 1540 – To the Tower for Thomas Cromwell!

| June 10, 2016

10 June 1540 – To the Tower for Thomas Cromwell!

At 3pm on 10th June 1540, Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, Lord Great Chamberlain, Lord Privy Seal and Henry VIII’s former right-hand man, was arrested during a Privy Council meeting at Westminster. Cromwell was then taken to the Tower of London and imprisoned there until his execution on 28th July 1540, the day that Henry […]

Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with the Boleyn Family

| May 19, 2016

Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with the Boleyn Family

In this special Anne Boleyn Day 2016 video, Beth von Staats, author of Thomas Cranmer in a Nutshell talks to us about Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s relationship with Anne Boleyn and her family. Head over to https://www.madeglobal.com/3267/beth-von-staats-cranmers-relationship-boleyn-family/ to enter the giveaway for your choice of book from MadeGlobal Publishing’s ‘in a nutshell’ series.

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 […]

5 May 1536 – Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Richard Page and Sir Francis Bryan

| May 5, 2016

5 May 1536 – Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Richard Page and Sir Francis Bryan

You may have heard that five men were executed on 17th May 1536 after being found guilty of high treason for sleeping with Queen Anne Boleyn and plotting with her to kill the King, but did you know that three other men were implicated in her fall? These men were Anne’s relative, Sir Francis Bryan; […]