16th May 1536 – A Busy Day at the Tower of London

The 16th May 1536 was a very busy day for Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, as he prepared for the executions of Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, Mark Smeaton and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, which had been scheduled for the following day.

Kingston also had to deal with Archbishop Thomas Cranmer visiting Queen Anne Boleyn, not as her confessor or spiritual adviser, but for an entirely different reason.

You can read all about today’s events on The Fall of Anne Boleyn timeline – click here.

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