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The Middlesex and Kent Indictments – Do the Dates of the Alleged Crimes Make Sense?

| May 11, 2011

The Middlesex and Kent Indictments – Do the Dates of the Alleged Crimes Make Sense?

In my articles on the indictments last May, I discussed the views of the historians Eric Ives, Alison Weir and G W Bernard on the dates given for the alleged offences committed by Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, Mark Smeaton and George Boleyn. Here is an extract from that article:- […]

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent Meets at Westminster

| May 11, 2011

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent Meets at Westminster

Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex met at Westminster yesterday, the Grand Jury of Kent met today in front of Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues at Deptford. They met to rule on the alleged crimes committed by Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, George Boleyn (Lord […]

10 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex Meets at Westminster

| May 10, 2011

10 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex Meets at Westminster

News has just come in from Westminster that Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, has announced that the jury have decided that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the accused are guilty of the alleged crimes carried out at Hampton Court Palace and […]

10th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex

| May 10, 2010

10th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex

The 10th May 1536 was an important day in the countdown to Anne Boleyn’s execution on the 19th May 1536 because it was the day that official legal proceedings against Anne Boleyn began. It was the day that the Grand Jury of Middlesex met at Westminster Hall to “decide prima facie on the offences alleged […]