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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 […]

7 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s Chaplain is searched – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 7, 2019

7 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s Chaplain is searched – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 7th May, one of Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplain was accosted and searched on his arrival back in England from the Continent. Why was he searched? What had been his business abroad? What was found in his possession? And what happened to him? I explain everything in today’s video. I’m doing […]

6 May 1536 – To the King from the Lady in the Tower

| May 6, 2019

6 May 1536 – To the King from the Lady in the Tower

A letter said to have been found amongst Thomas Cromwell’s papers was written on this day in 1536, 6th May, and was given the title “To the King from the Lady in the Tower”. What did it say and was it written by Queen Anne Boleyn? I read this letter in today’s video. I’m doing […]

5 May 1536 – 8 prisoners in the Tower now – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 5, 2019

5 May 1536 – 8 prisoners in the Tower now – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

By 5th May 1536, there were eight prisoners in the Tower of London: Queen Anne Boleyn and seven men implicated in her fall. Who were they? Another man had also been called to London for questioning. What was going on? I explain all in today’s video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily […]

4 May 1536 – A message of comfort for George Boleyn

| May 4, 2019

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 […]