3 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer hears news of Anne Boleyn’s arrest

| May 3, 2018

3 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer hears news of Anne Boleyn’s arrest

On 3rd May 1536, news of Queen Anne Boleyn’s arrest at Greenwich palace reached the ears of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury. The archbishop was incredibly shocked that his good friend and patron had been arrested and he immediately wrote to the king. I don’t envy Cranmer writing this letter. On the one hand, he […]