1491_Henry_VIII by Joos van CleveOn this day in history, 9th May 1536, King Henry VIII wrote to Thomas Cromwell “commanding him to repair to the King to treat of matters relating to the surety of his person, his honor, and the tranquillity of the realm”. He also summoned a number of noblemen and gentlemen to a council meeting.

On the same day, the Justices of the King’s Bench sent orders to the sheriffs of London to assemble a grand jury at Westminster the following day to rule on offences alleged to have taken place in Middlesex.

Click here to read more about those summoned to the council meeting and the list of members of the Middlesex grand jury.

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