13 May 1536 – The breaking up of Queen Anne Boleyn’s household

| May 13, 2016

13 May 1536 – The breaking up of Queen Anne Boleyn’s household

On 13th May 1536, two days before her trial, Queen Anne Boleyn’s household was broken up, and her staff discharged, by Sir William Fitzwilliam, Treasurer of the King’s Household, and Sir William Paulet, Comptroller of the Household.1 Fitzwilliam and Paulet would only have dared to do this on the King’s orders. Of course, Sir Francis […]

13 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s household is broken up

| May 13, 2015

13 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s household is broken up

On 13th May 1536, Sir William Fitzwilliam, Treasurer of the King’s Household, and Sir William Paulet, Comptroller of the Household, broke up the Queen’s household at Greenwich and discharged her staff.1 Anne had not even been tried yet, but four of her alleged lovers and conspirators had been found guilty so her guilt was a […]