2 May 1536 Anne Boleyn is Arrested – Game, Set and Match to Thomas Cromwell

| May 2, 2011

2 May 1536 Anne Boleyn is Arrested – Game, Set and Match to Thomas Cromwell

Today is a sad day at The Anne Boleyn Files. Our roving reporter, Sir Tim Ridgway, has heard four pieces of bad news at court today:- Henry Norris, Groom of the Stool and Chief Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, has been taken to the Tower of London. Mark Smeaton, Court Musician, has been racked and […]

From Tennis to Tower – Anne Boleyn is Arrested

| May 2, 2010

From Tennis to Tower – Anne Boleyn is Arrested

At dawn on the 2nd May 1536 Henry Norris, Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool and great friend, was taken to the Tower of London. Mark Smeaton had also been taken there and Chapuys wrote to Charles V on the 2nd May telling him that:- “The Concubine’s brother, named Rochefort, has also been lodged in […]