The Falll of Anne Boleyn: Day -8

| May 11, 2020

Even though I do a countdown to Anne Boleyn’s execution every year, I’m always struck by just how fast everything happened. On this day in 1536, 11th May, Queen Anne Boleyn only had eight days left to live. Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex had met the previous day, the Grand Jury of Kent […]

11 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent rules on Queen Anne Boleyn’s case

| May 11, 2017

On this day in history, Thursday 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent met at Deptford. The jurors, who were presided over by Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues, ruled that there was sufficient evidence to send Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, Mark Smeaton and […]