May 4 – An imprisoned George Boleyn receives a message

On this day in 1536, 4th May, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, received a message of comfort. It was from his wife, Jane Boleyn (née Parker).

What do we know about this message?

In this video, I share what the contemporary sources tell us about the message and also what else happened on 4th May 1536…

And on this day a year earlier, 4th May 1535, three Carthusian monks, a Bridgettine monk and a parish priest were executed at Tyburn.

They were executed for refusing to accept the King as the Supreme Head of the Church and “for writing and giving counsel against the King”, and had to suffer a full traitor’s death, one after the other.

Find out more about them and also London Charterhouse, home to the Carthusian order…

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