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15th May 1536 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2010

15th May 1536 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn

On the 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was tried in the King’s Hall in the Tower of London. The trial was to be a huge public spectacle, attracting, according to Chapuys, around 2,000 spectators, so Sir William Kingston had arranged for a “great scaffold”1 (platform) to be erected in the middle of the hall, […]

****NEWSFLASH – New Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Resources Available – NEWSFLASH****

| September 23, 2009

I did mention this in a p.s. on a blog post a few days ago but I really wanted to draw attention to these new online resources. I know that many of you have been frustrated by not being able to access the National Archives collection of documents from Henry VIII’s reign, particularly those pertaining […]

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2009

It’s a sad day today here at The Anne Boleyn Files, as we think about the trial of Anne Boleyn, and her brother George, that took place on this day (15th May) in 1536 in the King’s Hall, the Tower of London. The day when our heroine was found guilty of all charges and sentenced […]

Anne Boleyn Court Records Go Online

| April 10, 2009

Anne Boleyn Court Records Go Online

As part of the 500th Anniversary of Henry VIII’s accession to the throne, the National Archives have set up a special website as an online exhibition of documents from Henry’s reign. Included in these documents is Roll KB8/9, the “Baga de Secretis” or Bag of Secrets, which includes records of the opening of the trial […]