5 May 1536 – Arrests and Interrogations

| May 5, 2017

5 May 1536 – Arrests and Interrogations

As I said yesterday, by the end of 4th May 1536 there were six prisoners in the Tower of London connected to Thomas Cromwell’s investigations into the queen and her behaviour: Queen Anne Boleyn herself, her brother George, Sir Henry Norris, Mark Smeaton, Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton. But there were more to come! […]

5 May 1536 – More interrogations and arrests

| May 5, 2015

5 May 1536 – More interrogations and arrests

By 5th May 1536, two other men had been imprisoned in the Tower of London and another courtier had been ordered to London for questioning. In 1538, Robert Hobbes, Abbot of Woburn, made a declaration “as touching the accusations of his adversaries proposed against him unto the King’s most honourable Council” and mentioned Sir Francis […]