28th April 1536 – A Tudor Storm Brewing

| April 28, 2011

28th April 1536 – A Tudor Storm Brewing

Yes, and we are not talking about the weather, although that certainly looks as little iffy at the moment! No, we are talking about events and suspicious behaviour at the court of our Bluff King Hal, his Majesty King Henry VIII. As you know, we are a newspaper committed to keeping readers abreast of what […]

Chapuys Bows to Queen Anne Boleyn

| April 18, 2011

Chapuys Bows to Queen Anne Boleyn

Thanks to historian, Suzannah Lispcombe, for reminding me of this “on this day in history” event today. Yes, on this day in history, 18th April 1536, the Imperial Ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, was tricked into recognising the woman he called “the concubine” as Queen. On the Tuesday after Easter, the 18th April 1536, Chapuys was due […]

The Concubine, the Organist and the Portuguese Infanta

| May 15, 2010

The Concubine, the Organist and the Portuguese Infanta

On this day in history, the 15th May 1536, before Anne Boleyn had even been tried and found guilty, Charles V, the Holy Roman Emperor, wrote to his ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, regarding what he had heard about Queen Anne Boleyn, the allegations against her and the King’s plans to remove her and remarry. What is […]

27th and 28th April 1536

| April 27, 2010

27th and 28th April 1536

On this day in history, the 27th April 1536, writs were issued summoning Parliament and a letter sent to the Archbishop of Canterbury asking him to attend Parliament. Here is section from the Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, which pertains to this:- “Summons to the archbishop of Canterbury to attend the Parliament […]