Posted By Claire on May 4, 2012
There were three events on this day in 1536, in the plot against Anne Boleyn:-
- The arrest of Sir William Brereton
- The arrest of Sir Francis Weston
- A letter sent from Lady Jane Rochford to her husband, George Boleyn, in the Tower
You can find out more about these events over at The Fall of Anne Boleyn website – click here
Also on this day in history
- 1535 – The executions of three Carthusian monks – John Houghton, Robert Lawrence and Augustine Webster, respectively priors of the London Charterhouse, Beauvale and Axholme – and a Bridgettine monk, Richard Reynolds of Syon Abbey, at Tyburn. They were hanged and disembowelled, while they were still alive, for rejecting royal supremacy. Between 1535 and 1536, eighteen Carthusan monks were executed and you can read more about them in my article 19 June 1535 – 3 Carthusian Monks Hanged, Drawn and Quartered.