17th May 1536 – Remembering the Five Men

| May 17, 2012

17th May 1536 – Remembering the Five Men

Today is the anniversary of the executions of Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, Mark Smeaton and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. I find it a sad day because these men were innocent victims of a plot against the Queen. They were dragged into something they didn’t deserve to be and ended their days on […]

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 […]

The Tower Hill Scaffold Site

| November 4, 2010

The Tower Hill Scaffold Site

I’m so glad that you all enjoyed my recent post on Anne Boleyn’s Execution Site and the scaffold memorial. Thanks for all your comments and emails and I’m pleased that I’ve been able to help those of you planning a visit to the Tower. It suddenly struck me that some of you visiting the Tower […]