May 3 – Cranmer is shocked by the allegations concerning Queen Anne Boleyn

Posted By on May 3, 2022

On this day in 1536, 3rd May, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, sat down and wrote to King Henry VIII regarding what he’d heard about Queen Anne Boleyn. He was shocked by what he’d heard regarding the allegations made against her but had to be careful in what he said to the king.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the queen wasn’t quite going according to plan as the arrested men were not ‘playing ball’.

I give details on what happened on 3rd May 1536, including how Queen Anne Boleyn unwittingly got courtier Sir Francis Weston into big trouble…

And on this day in history, 3rd May 1415, a woman who was the matriarch of the House of York and mother of two kings, was born. Her name was Cecily Neville.

Find out about this Duchess of York, and how she is linked to royalty and the Tudors…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 3rd May 1568, courtier, member of Parliament, and privy councillor, Sir Edward Rogers, died.

Rogers had a long and successful royal career, serving three of the Tudor monarchs, and he managed to keep his head too.

Find out more about him, and how he even survived being implicated in rebellion and opposing Mary I…

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