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15 May 1536 – The trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

15 May 1536 – The trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers presided over by their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. Did they have any hope of justice? What happened? What do the contemporary sources tell us? And what happened when George disobeyed […]

4 May 1536 – A message of comfort for George Boleyn

4 May 1536 – A message of comfort for George Boleyn

On this day in 1536, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, received a message of comfort from his wife, Jane Boleyn. What do we know about this message? I share what the contemporary sources tell us about the message and also what else happened on 4th May 1536. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily […]

2 May 1536 – The arrests of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

2 May 1536 – The arrests of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

This day in 1536 was the day of the annual May Day joust. All seemed normal and happy, and nobody watching could have known that the leaders of the challengers and defenders would soon be imprisoned. Find out what happened at the joust, and what happened when the king left abruptly with his good friend […]

Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn commit incest?

Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn commit incest?

Yes, time for another question about Anne Boleyn! You lords and ladies are keeping me very busy. I thought I’d better not include the word “incest” on YouTube as it might attract the wrong kind of viewers and subscribers, or bring down the wrath of the YouTube gods on me, so I’ve used “unnatural relationship” […]

11 November 1534 – An important mission for George Boleyn

11 November 1534 – An important mission for George Boleyn

On 11th November 1534, Philippe de Chabot, Seigneur De Brion and Admiral of France, landed on English soil. The purpose of the diplomatic mission he was leading was to renew Anglo-French relations. George Boleyn, Lord Rochford and brother of Queen Anne Boleyn, was chosen to meet the Admiral and escort him from Dover to London. […]

George Boleyn with Clare Cherry

George Boleyn with Clare Cherry

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, was executed on 17th May 1536 after being found guilty of high treason. He was charged with committing incest with his sister, Queen Anne Boleyn, and of plotting with her to kill the king. He is remembered for his part in the bloody events of May 1536, but he was far […]

2nd May 1536 – Why was George Boleyn at Whitehall?

On 2nd May 1536, the day that hs sister, Queen Anne Boleyn, was arrested at Greenwich Palace, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, was also arrested and taken to the Tower of London. Charles Wriothesley records that he was taken to the Tower “three or four” hours before his sister so must have arrived there around one […]

George Cavendish and George Boleyn

George Cavendish and George Boleyn

Thank you to Clare Cherry, co-author of George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat for writing this guest post on George Cavendish and his poetry, Metrical Visions, which has been used by some historians and authors to paint a rather black picture of George Boleyn. If you don’t know, George Cavendish was Cardinal Thomas Wolsey’s […]