27 April 1536 – Parliamentary summons are sent out

| April 27, 2014

27 April 1536 – Parliamentary summons are sent out

On 27th April 1536, writs were issued summoning Parliament, and a letter was sent to Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, asking him to attend Parliament: “Summons to the archbishop of Canterbury to attend the Parliament which is to meet at Westminster, 8 June; and to warn the prior and chapter of his cathedral and […]

27 April 1536 – The King considers abandoning Anne Boleyn

| April 27, 2014

27 April 1536 – The King considers abandoning Anne Boleyn

On 27th April 1536, John Stokesley, Bishop of London, was consulted for advice regarding the King wanting to abandon Anne Boleyn. Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, was told the news by Geoffrey Pole and passed it on to Charles V: “The brother of lord Montague told me yesterday at dinner that the day before the […]

13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Maundy Thursday

| April 13, 2014

13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Maundy Thursday

Yesterday I wrote about Anne Boleyn attending Easter Eve mass as Queen and now we fast-forward three years and find her taking part in Easter celebrations just over a month before her execution. On the 13th April 1536, Maundy Thursday, Anne Boleyn did her duty as Queen, distributing Maundy money (alms) and washing the feet […]

27 April 1536 – Parliament Summoned

| April 27, 2013

27 April 1536 – Parliament Summoned

On 27th April 1536, writs were issued summoning Parliament, and a letter was sent to Thomas Cranmer, the Archbishop of Canterbury, asking him to attend Parliament. Here is the relevant section from the Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII: “Summons to the archbishop of Canterbury to attend the Parliament which is to meet […]