May 11 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her rather busy lovelife

On this day in history, 11th May 1536, nine days after Queen Anne Boleyn’s arrest, the Grand Jury of Kent met to rule on the alleged offences committed by Anne and her alleged lovers in the county.

In the video below, I look at the dates, places and crimes, cited in the indictment. If we’re to believe the grand jury, Queen Anne Boleyn was a very busy lady!

And on this day three years earlier, 11th May 1533, in the lead up to Anne’s coronation – happier times! – Henry VIII made himself an enemy of the English clergy by accusing them of being traitors.

Why? What was going on? What happened next?

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