27 April 1536 – Can Henry VIII set Anne Boleyn aside and move on?

Posted By on April 27, 2021

On 27th April 1536, just over three years after his marriage to Anne Boleyn, after pursuing her for around seven years, King Henry VIII seemed to have been intent on setting her aside. He needed advice on this though, so a trusted bishop was consulted.

Find out more about this, and also writs being issued to summon Parliament, in my Fall of Anne Boleyn video for 27th April.

Also on this day in history, actually in the Stuart period, 27th April 1609, Sir Edward Michelborne, member of Parliament, soldier and adventurer, died.

He’d survived an unsuccessful naval campaign against the Spanish, being implicated in a rebellion, and an attack by pirates, to die a natural death at his home in Hackney.

Find out more about Sir Edward Michelborne…

And on this day in 1584, civil lawyer and judge, David Lewis, died in London.

You’ve probably never heard of David ap Lewis, but he was an important judge, being involved in the maritime legal cases of Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. It’s always interesting to learn more about these lesser-known Tudor people, so here are some David Lewis facts…

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