On this day in history, Saturday 29th April 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn had encounters with two male courtiers: Sir Henry Norris, groom of the stool to King Henry VIII and a suitor of one of Anne’s ladies, and Mark Smeaton, court musician.
They were encounters that would prey on Anne’s mind after her arrest, as she struggled to understand why she had been arrested.
These men were two of the five charged in May 1536 with sleeping with the queen and conspiring with her to kill King Henry VIII.
You can read more about these encounters in my article 29 April 1536 – A Sulk and an Argument.
Picture: The Henry Norris and Anne Boleyn of “The Tudors” series.