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

| May 15, 2019

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 […]

14 May 1536 – The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour

| May 14, 2019

14 May 1536 – The rise of the phoenix, Jane Seymour

On this day in 1536, 14th May, while her predecessor and former mistress was in the Tower of London waiting for her trial, Jane Seymour was moved to be closer to the king and was treated like a queen. Find out more about this, and Eustace Chapuys’ rather unflattering description, in today’s video. I’m doing […]

13 May 1536 – A cross Henry Percy – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 13, 2019

13 May 1536 – A cross Henry Percy – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 13th May, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, got rather cross and exasperated with Thomas Cromwell and refused to be bullied in any way. Poor Cromwell, Percy wouldn’t play ball! Find out what Thomas Cromwell was trying to get Percy to do any why, and what it had to do with […]

12 May 1536 – 4 men are tried for high treason – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 12, 2019

12 May 1536 – 4 men are tried for high treason – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 12th May, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were tried for high treason at Westminster Hall. Spoiler alert – they were all found guilty and condemned to death. I explain more in today’s video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily until 19th […]

11 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s busy lovelife – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 11, 2019

11 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s busy lovelife – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 11th May, the Grand Jury of Kent met to rule on the alleged offences committed by Queen Anne Boleyn and her alleged lovers in the county. In today’s video, I look at the dates, places and crimes, cited in the indictment. If we’re to believe the jury, Queen Anne Boleyn […]

10 May 1536 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn and the men – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 10, 2019

10 May 1536 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn and the men – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 10th May, the Grand Jury of Middlesex met to decide on whether Queen Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Sir Henry Morris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton should be sent to trial. The jury decided that there was enough evidence to try these people and then drew up the […]

9 May 1536 – Henry VIII wants an update – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 9, 2019

9 May 1536 – Henry VIII wants an update – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 9th May, King Henry VIII wanted an update on the ‘investigation’ into his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. In today’s video,I explain just what was happening at court on 9th May 1536. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily until 19th May and I started on 24th April. You […]

8 May 1536 – Courtiers rub their hands with glee!

| May 8, 2019

8 May 1536 – Courtiers rub their hands with glee!

Vultures circling, hands being rubbed with glee… There was very distasteful behaviour being exhibited by some Tudors on this day in history, 8th May 1536. What were they doing? What were they after? Find out in today’s video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily until 19th May and I started on 24th […]