15 May 1536 – The trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2019

15 May 1536 – The trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers presided over by their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. Did they have any hope of justice? What happened? What do the contemporary sources tell us? And what happened when George disobeyed […]

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 15, 2015

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

According to Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, on the morning of the 15th May 1536 Jane Seymour received a message from the King informing her that he would send her a further message at 3 o’clock regarding the “condemnation” of Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII was sure that Anne Boleyn was going to be found guilty […]

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

| May 15, 2013

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

On the morning of 15th May 1536, while Anne Boleyn prepared herself for her trial, Jane Seymour received a message from the King telling her that “he would send her news at 3 o’clock of the condemnation of the putain.”1 Obviously there was no need for a trial, really, when the King already knew that […]

10 May 1536 – The Middlesex Indictment

| May 10, 2013

10 May 1536 – The Middlesex Indictment

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton were guilty of the […]

15th May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

| May 15, 2012

15th May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

On this day in history, 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried for treason in the Great Hall of the Tower of London in front of a jury of their peers. As you know, I have been researching Anne Boleyn’s life and fall for over three years […]

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

| February 24, 2012

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

Today’s article has been inspired by a comment left on the website overnight, a comment which read “Anne Boleyn was cheating on the king and was disrespectful, she deserved to be killed.” Yep, I’m on my soapbox! Now, everyone has their own point of view and I have nothing against the person who left that comment […]

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is Sentenced to Death!

| May 15, 2011

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is Sentenced to Death!

Today, 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was tried in the King’s Hall of the Tower of London in front of an estimated 2,000 spectators. A great platform1 had been erected in the hall so that everybody could see and the Lord High Steward, the Duke of Norfolk who was representing the King, sat on […]

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 […]