The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

| May 24, 2013

The Last Days of Anne Boleyn – A Review and Rundown

I thought I’d write a review (well, more of a rundown) of the BBC2 programme The Last Days of Anne Boleyn for those of you who missed it or are unable to see it. I sat scribbling notes as fast as I could and I hope this makes sense! The programme flitted between a narrator […]

16 May 1536 – A Visit from Archbishop Cranmer

| May 16, 2013

16 May 1536 – A Visit from Archbishop Cranmer

On 16th May 1536, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer was sent to the Tower of London to act as Queen Anne Boleyn’s confessor. Sir William Kingston recorded his visit in a letter to Cromwell and also wrote of how at dinner that day, following Cranmer’s visit, Anne spoke of how she would be going to “anonre” (a […]

3 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer Writes to the King

| May 3, 2013

3 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer Writes to the King

On 3rd May 1536, a very shocked Archbishop Thomas Cranmer wrote to King Henry VIII regarding his patron Anne Boleyn’s arrest. Here is his letter: “Have come to Lambeth, according to Mr. Secretary’s letters, to know your Grace’s pleasure. Dare not, contrary to the said letters, presume to come to your presence, but of my […]