I have written two articles about the life and fall of Sir William Brereton, one of the men who was executed for adultery with Anne Boleyn. He was not a Jesuit priest sent to assassinate Anne Boleyn, as “The Tudors” portrayed him, so find out more by reading the following articles:-
- Sir William Brereton Part 1 – Who exactly was Brereton? What was his position at court? What was his reputation and what was his connection to Anne Boleyn and the Boleyn faction.
- Sir William Brereton Part 2 – An article examining the allegations against Brereton, his arrest, trial and execution, and the consequences of his fall from grace.