May 5 – Eight prisoners in the Fall of Anne Boleyn

By this day in history, 5th May 1536, eight people had been arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London due to the fall of Anne Boleyn. They were Queen Anne Boleyn herself and seven courtiers.

And another man had also been called to London for questioning.

Who were these men and what was going on?

Also on this day in Tudor history…

On 5th May 1543, religious radical, Adam Damplip, also known as George Bucker, was hanged, drawn and quartered in Calais, which was an English territory at the time.

Although it was his heretical preaching that had got him into trouble, he couldn’t be executed as a heretic, so he was condemned as a traitor instead – clever, but nasty!

On 5th May 1542, just under three months after the execution of her stepgranddaughter, Queen Catherine Howard, Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, was pardoned and released from the Tower of London.

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