May 15 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

| May 15, 2022

May 15 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

On this day in history, 15th May 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 […]

Was Thomas Boleyn on the jury at Anne Boleyn’s trial?

| January 27, 2022

Was Thomas Boleyn on the jury at Anne Boleyn’s trial?

“How did Thomas Boleyn feel sitting in judgement on his children?” is a question that I was asked recently, and it’s one I’ve been asked before. But did Thomas Boleyn even sit on the jury that tried Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford? Find out what history tells us about the […]

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford are tried for treason – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2021

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford are tried for treason – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, the courtier, poet and diplomat, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in the King’s Hall at the Tower of London. They were tried separately by a jury of their peers presided over by their uncle, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: Day -4

| May 15, 2020

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: Day -4

On this day in history, 15th May 1536, less than two weeks after their arrests, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers in the King’s Hall of the Tower of London. Their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk, presided over the trial. What happened […]

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, Lord Rochford, are tried for high treason

| May 15, 2018

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, Lord Rochford, are tried for high treason

On this day in history, Monday 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in the King’s Hall of the royal palace at the Tower of London. The Boleyn siblings were tried separately by a jury of their peers; a jury presided over by their uncle, Thomas Howard, […]

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford are tried for treason

| May 15, 2017

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford are tried for treason

On this day in history, Monday 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried for high treason in the King’s Hall of the royal palace at the Tower of London. Their fellow courtiers, Mark Smeaton, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston and Sir Henry Norris, had been tried by […]

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| September 30, 2016

The Trial of Anne Boleyn

I’m so excited! My article “The Trial of Anne Boleyn” is the feature article in Issue 7 of History of Royals magazine! Yay! In the article, I explain the context to Anne’s fall, the events leading up to her arrest, trial and execution, and the charges listed in the indictments. I also look at the […]

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

| May 15, 2016

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

On 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in separate trials in the King’s Hall at the Tower of London. As members of the aristocracy, the Boleyn siblings had been given the privilege of being tried by a jury of their peers, presided over by their uncle, […]