May 12 – The men in the case against Anne Boleyn are tried


On this day in history, 12th May 1536, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were tried for high treason at Westminster Hall.

Unsurprisingly, they were all found guilty and sentenced to death.

Here’s the link to find out about the members of the jury, the commission that tried these men –, and you can find out more about the men who fell with Queen Anne Boleyn in this video from Clare Cherry:

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