April 24 – The legal machinery against Anne Boleyn, a marriage for Mary, Queen of Scots, and divining your future love!

Posted By on April 24, 2022

On this day in 1536, Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII, set up two commissions of oyer and terminer, one for the county of Middlesex and one for the county of Kent.

What were these commissions and what did they have to do with the fall of Anne Boleyn, if anything?

On this day in Tudor history, 24th April 1558, fifteen-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, got married for the first time. The groom was fourteen-year-old Francis, the Dauphin of France.

Find out more about the bride and groom, their wedding and what happened to them…

Today, 24th April, is also St Mark’s Eve, the day before the Feast of St Mark the Evangelist, one of Christ’s apostles and the man who is said to have written the Gospel of Mark. In medieval and Tudor times, St Mark’s Eve was the night to divine who you were going to marry.

How did people go about divining their future partner?

Find out!

1 thought on “April 24 – The legal machinery against Anne Boleyn, a marriage for Mary, Queen of Scots, and divining your future love!”

  1. Dorothy Willis says:

    Just think of the difference to the history of England and Scotland and France if Francis had lived out a normal lifespan!

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