19 January 1547 – Execution of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

| January 19, 2012

19 January 1547 – Execution of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey

On this day in history, the 19th January 1547, the poet, courtier and soldier Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, was executed by beheading on Tower Hill. He was laid to rest at All Hallows-by-the-Tower (All Hallows Barking) but was moved in 1614 by his son Henry, […]

George Boleyn the Poet

| July 27, 2010

George Boleyn the Poet

As part of my series on the Boleyn family, I wanted to consider George Boleyn and avenge the myth that he was nothing but a gambler, womaniser and libertine. The George Boleyn I have come to know and love through my research and that of my friend, Clare Cherry, was not the George we meet […]