8 May 1536 – Courtiers will be courtiers, or perhaps vultures

Before I go into details on today’s event of 1536, let’s just have a recap of the events so far:

Phew! Things were moving very fast, weren’t they?

The first arrests took place on 30th April and the final ones on 5th May, and by 8th May 1536 (and as early as 2nd May) men at King Henry VIII’s court were already hoping to benefit from the fall from favour of the queen and these courtiers. They were like vultures circling. Courtiers were clamouring over the spoils, hoping for lands and offices. But you had to be quick!

Click here to read about these vultures and what they were after.

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