April 23, George Boleyn, William Shakespeare and St George

Posted By on April 23, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd April 1536, St George’s Day, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, lost to Nicholas Carew in the Order of the Garter elections.

George Boleyn was, of course, the brother of Queen Anne Boleyn, so how did he lose, and was this a sign of the beginning of the end for the Boleyns?

Find out what exactly happened…

Cheeky plug – You can find out all about George Boleyn in the biography that Clare Cherry and I wrote, George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat. See http://getbook.at/george-boleyn

Today is the anniversary of the traditional birthdate of William Shakespeare in 1564 and also the anniversary of his death in 1616. In this video, I share some facts about the Bard, along with a few phrases from his works that have become part of common parlance…

23rd April is St George’s Day, but when did he become England’s patron saint and why? Who was the patron saint before him?

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