17 May 1536 – The Executions of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

| May 17, 2011

17 May 1536 – The Executions of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

Following on from our report on the execution of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, we continue with the executions of the other four men found guilty of adultery with the Queen and treason. Thomas Wyatt, the poet who is at this very moment himself imprisoned in the Tower of London has written a poem about their […]

19th May 1536 – I Have a Little Neck: The Execution of Anne Boleyn

| May 19, 2010

19th May 1536 – I Have a Little Neck: The Execution of Anne Boleyn

At dawn on the 19th May 1536, Anne celebrated the Mass for the last time, receiving the Sacrament from her almoner, John Skip. She then ate breakfast at 7am and waited to hear Sir William Kingston’s footsteps outside her door. At 8am, the Constable appeared, informing Anne that the hour of her death was near […]

RIP George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 17, 2010

RIP George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

I must admit to being nearly as fascinated by George Boleyn as I am by his sister because history has not been kind to him either and I enjoy fighting for justice and the truth! Over the next few weeks, I am going to be looking at just who George was, and who he wasn’t, […]

Anne Boleyn’s Execution Speech and Death

| February 25, 2009

Did anyone else cry when they watched the execution scene in The Tudors? I know I did, and it still makes me cry now. Whatever your thoughts on Anne Boleyn, history shows that she was courageous, noble and loyal to the King even in the face of death. A Brave and Bloody End For those […]