24 April 1536 – The legal machinery begins – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 24, 2019

24 April 1536 – The legal machinery begins – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

As promised, here is the first video in my “The Fall of Anne Boleyn” video series for the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube channel. I’ll be doing these every day, up to an including 19th May. On this day in 1536, Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to King Henry VIII, set up two […]

Lord Chancellor Audley and the commissions of oyer and terminer of 1536

| April 24, 2018

On this day in history, 24th April 1536, Sir Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, set up two commissions of oyer and terminer, one for the county of Middlesex and the other for Kent. These commissions were used to investigate and prosecute serious crimes, including treason. On 10th May 1536, the Grand Jury of […]