The Fall of Anne Boleyn: Day -11

| May 8, 2020

On this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn had just eleven days left to live. Everything was happening so fast. Whenever I talk or write about 8th May 1536, I’m always left with a feeling of complete disgust. Why? Because on 8th May 1536, before the queen and the men had even been tried, before […]

8 May 1536 – Courtiers rub their hands with glee!

| May 8, 2019

8 May 1536 – Courtiers rub their hands with glee!

Vultures circling, hands being rubbed with glee… There was very distasteful behaviour being exhibited by some Tudors on this day in history, 8th May 1536. What were they doing? What were they after? Find out in today’s video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily until 19th May and I started on 24th […]

8 May 1536 – The way of the world

| May 8, 2018

Sorry for the depressing title, but every year when it gets to this day in my countdown of the fall of Anne Boleyn I feel very sad. By 8th May 1536, Anne Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, George Boleyn, Sir Richard Page and Sir Thomas Wyatt had all been […]

8 May 1536 – Courtiers will be courtiers, or perhaps vultures

| May 8, 2017

Before I go into details on today’s event of 1536, let’s just have a recap of the events so far: 24 April 1536 – Legal commissions are set up 25 April 1536 – Henry VIII writes to his ambassadors abroad 26 April 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn meets with her chaplain 27 April 1536 – […]