25 April – God will send unto Us heirs male – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 25, 2021

25 April – God will send unto Us heirs male – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On 25th April 1536, King Henry VIII wrote letters to his ambassadors abroad and the content was very interesting, and rather bizarre, for the king suddenly seemed very hopeful of a Prince of Wales. What was going on? Did he know something that everyone else didn’t? Find out more about what the king wrote in […]

25 April 1536 – Henry VIII is in hope of a son

| April 25, 2018

25 April 1536 – Henry VIII is in hope of a son

On 24th April 1536, Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor, had set up two commissions of oyer and terminer, commissions that would be used to try four of the men accused of sleeping with Queen Anne Boleyn and conspiring to kill the king with her. Yet, on 25th April 1536, King Henry VIII wrote letters to his […]

25 April 1536 – A hopeful king

| April 25, 2017

25 April 1536 – A hopeful king

On this day in history, 25th April 1536, a day after the commissions of oyer and terminer had been set up by Thomas Audley, his Lord Chancellor, King Henry VIII wrote letters to his ambassadors abroad: Richard Pate in Rome, and Stephen Gardiner and John Wallop in Paris. In these letters, he referred to Anne […]