13 May 1536 – Cromwell’s Plans for Annulment Dashed by Henry Percy

| May 13, 2011

13 May 1536 – Cromwell’s Plans for Annulment Dashed by Henry Percy

Here at The Anne Boleyn Files we have managed to get our hands on a rather interesting letter written on this very day by Henry Percy, the Earl of Northumberland and a former suitor of Queen Anne Boleyn – yes, we have spies everywhere! Here is a transcript of the letter the Earl wrote to […]

13th May 1536 – Percy and the Pre-contract

| May 13, 2010

13th May 1536 – Percy and the Pre-contract

On the 13th May 1536, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland wrote to Thomas Cromwell regarding the alleged pre-contract which was said to have existed between himself and Anne Boleyn before she married Henry VIII. From his home in Newington Green, Henry Percy wrote:- “I perceive by Raynold Carnaby that there is supposed a pre-contract between […]