By 4th May 1536, there were four new prisoners in the Tower of London implicated in the same plot against the king: Queen Anne Boleyn; her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford; Sir Henry Norris, Henry VIII’s groom of the stool; and Mark Smeaton, a court musician. On 4th May, two more were added to their number: Sir Francis Weston, a gentleman of the king’s privy chamber and a favourite of the king, and William Brereton, a prominent man in Cheshire and North Wales.
You can read more about Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton in my article from 2015 – click here.
Also on this day in 1536, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, received a message of comfort from his wife, Jane – click here to read more.
Picture: Unknown man thought to be Sir Francis Weston.