11 May 1536 – The ruling of the Grand Jury of Kent
Posted By Claire on May 11, 2015
On 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent met on 11th May in front of Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues at Deptford. They met to rule on the alleged crimes committed at Greenwich Palace, East Greenwich, and Eltham Palace by Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, George Boleyn (Lord Rochford) and Mark Smeaton.
Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex had done the previous day, the Grand Jury of Kent ruled that there was sufficient evidence to send the Queen and the five men to trial.
Click here to read more about the indictment and jury panel.