Imprisoned in the Tower: Would I cope?

| May 18, 2017

Imprisoned in the Tower: Would I cope?

Today, as we think about Anne Boleyn preparing herself for an execution that would be postponed for 24 hours, we have an article from Anne Boleyn Files follower Kathy Gallimore. Kathy wanted to share her feelings about what it would be like to be a prisoner in the Tower waiting for death. Imprisoned in the […]

2 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is arrested at Greenwich

| May 2, 2017

2 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is arrested at Greenwich

On this day in history, on the morning of 2nd May 1536, Henry VIII’s friend and groom of the stool, Sir Henry Norris, was escorted to the Tower of London following his interrogation the previous day. He wasn’t the only person taken to the Tower on 2nd May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was arrested at […]

2 May 1536 – The arrests of Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford

| May 2, 2016

2 May 1536 – The arrests of Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford

On the morning of Tuesday 2nd May 1536, Sir Henry Norris was escorted to the Tower of London. He had been interrogated the previous day by the King himself and George Constantine, one of Norris’s servants, wrote of how the King “promised him his pardon in case he would utter the truth” but that “Mr. […]

Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London by Roland Hui

| May 18, 2015

Anne Boleyn and the Tower of London by Roland Hui

As we’re focusing on Anne Boleyn’s imprisonment and execution at the moment, I thought you’d all be interested in an article from our 57 page special on Anne Boleyn from May’s Tudor Life magazine, the monthly magazine of The Tudor Society. The article is by art historian and artist Roland Hui and is a fascinating […]

2 May 1536 – To the Tower

| May 2, 2013

2 May 1536 – To the Tower

At dawn on 2nd May 1536, Sir Henry Norris, Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool and great friend, was taken to the Tower of London. He had been held at York Place overnight after being interrogated by the King, but “would confess nothing to the King.”1 Mark Smeaton had also been taken to the Tower, […]