7 May 1536 – William Latymer, Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplain, is searched

| May 7, 2017

On this day in history, 7th May 1536, five days after her arrest, Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplain, William Latymer, was searched by the mayor and jurates of Sandwich in Kent. He had just landed on English soil after a trip to Flanders on the queen’s business. What was his business and did they find anything […]

7 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplain is searched

| May 7, 2015

7 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s chaplain is searched

On the 8th May 1536, the Mayor and Jurates of Sandwich in Kent wrote to Henry VIII informing him that William Latymer, one of Anne Boleyn’s chaplains, had been searched on his arrival back in England on 7th May from a trip to Flanders: “On Sunday, 7 May, Sir Wm. Latymer, one of the Queen’s […]

6 August 1504 – Birth of Matthew Parker, Chaplain to Anne Boleyn and Archbishop of Canterbury

| August 6, 2014

6 August 1504 – Birth of Matthew Parker, Chaplain to Anne Boleyn and Archbishop of Canterbury

On 6th August 1504, Matthew Parker, chaplain to Anne Boleyn and Archbishop of Canterbury in her daughter’s reign, was born in the parish of St Saviour, Norwich. Parker was the son of worsted weaver William Parker and his wife Alice Monings [Monins] from Kent. Parker was educated at Corpus Christi College in Cambridge, where he […]