15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

anne boleyn portrait by john hoskinsOn 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in separate trials in the King’s Hall at the Tower of London.

As members of the aristocracy, the Boleyn siblings had been given the privilege of being tried by a jury of their peers, presided over by their uncle, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, as Lord High Steward.

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