30 May 1533 – Sir Francis Weston is made a Knight of the Bath

Posted By on May 30, 2018

A portait of a man thought to be Sir Francis Weston.

I always find it weird going from marking the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution to writing about the celebrations for her coronation, but it’s the little things that really hit home.

When I read the names of the men who were created Knight of the Bath on the night of 30/31 May 1533 and see the name “Sir Francis Weston”, it makes me so sad. Like Anne, Weston was high in royal favour in May 1533 and yet he’d be executed as a traitor in May 1536.

It just makes me shiver. As Thomas Wyatt said, circa regna tonat, around the throne the thunder rolls…

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