4 May 1536 – 2 more arrests and a letter of comfort

Posted By on May 4, 2017

Man thought to be Sir Francis Weston

4th May 1536 saw two more courtiers becoming prisoners at the Tower of London: Sir Francis Weston, a gentleman of Henry VIII’s privy chamber and a favourite of the king, and William Brereton, a prominent man in Cheshire and North Wales.

There were now six people in the Tower as part of Thomas Cromwell’s investigation into the Queen’s actions and behaviour: George Boleyn, Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Mark Smeaton, Brereton and Weston.

You can read more about Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton in my article from 2015 – click here.

Also, around 4th May 1536, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, sent a message of comfort to her husband, George Boleyn, who had been arrested and taken to the Tower of London on 2nd May – click here to read more.

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