April 27 – Can Henry VIII discard Anne Boleyn?, A Tudor and Stuart adventurer, and a lawyer and judge

| April 27, 2022

April 27 – Can Henry VIII discard Anne Boleyn?, A Tudor and Stuart adventurer, and a lawyer and judge

On this day in 1536, writs were issued summoning Parliament, and, according to Eustace Chapuys, a bishop was consulted regarding whether Henry VIII could abandon his second wife, Anne Boleyn. What was going on? And on this day in 1609, in the reign of James I, Sir Edward Michelborne, member of Parliament, soldier and adventurer, […]

27 April 1536 – Parliament and a bishop consulted – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 27, 2019

27 April 1536 – Parliament and a bishop consulted – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, writs were issued summoning Parliament, a letter was sent to Archbishop Cranmer, and, according to Eustace Chapuys, a bishop was consulted regarding whether Henry VIII could abandon his second wife, Anne Boleyn. What was going on? In today’s video, I explain what the primary sources tell us. I’m doing these […]