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13 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Household is Broken Up

| May 13, 2013

13 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Household is Broken Up

Anne Boleyn hadn’t even been tried and found guilty yet, but her household was broken up on this day in 1536. Chronicler Charles Wriothesley recorded: “And the morrowe after, beinge Satterdaie, and the thirtenth daie of Maie, Maister Fittes-Williams [Sir William Fitzwilliam], Treasorer of the Kinges howse, and Mr. Controoler [Sir Edward Poynings], deposed and […]

1st May 1536 – May Day Joust

| May 1, 2012

1st May 1536 – May Day Joust

What should have been a fun day, a celebration, turned into a nightmare for Henry Norris, Henry VIII’s Groom of the Stool and good friend. The day started well, with Norris leading the defenders and George Boleyn the challengers, but then Norris’s horse refused to run. Fortunately, this did not ruin the joust because the […]

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

| February 24, 2012

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

Today’s article has been inspired by a comment left on the website overnight, a comment which read “Anne Boleyn was cheating on the king and was disrespectful, she deserved to be killed.” Yep, I’m on my soapbox! Now, everyone has their own point of view and I have nothing against the person who left that comment […]