6 May 1536 – Try me, good King, but let me have a Lawful Trial

| May 6, 2017

6 May 1536 – Try me, good King, but let me have a Lawful Trial

On this day in history, 6th May 1536, four days after her arrest, Queen Anne Boleyn may have written a letter to her husband, Henry VIII. She was of course imprisoned in the Tower of London at this time and the letter has been given the title, possibly added by Thomas Cromwell, “To the King […]

6 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Letter to Henry VIII from the Tower

| May 6, 2015

6 May 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Letter to Henry VIII from the Tower

Thank you so much to Sandra Vasoli, author of Je Anne Boleyn: Struck with the Dart of Love for sharing some of her thoughts and research on “The Lady in the Tower” letter. Over to Sandi… Today, 6 May, marks 479 years since the origination of a compelling and mysterious letter, written according to some […]

6 May 1536 – To the King from the Lady in the Tower

| May 6, 2014

6 May 1536 – To the King from the Lady in the Tower

A letter with the heading “To the King from the Lady in the Tower” and allegedly written by Anne Boleyn, while she was imprisoned in the Tower, was said to have been found amongst Thomas Cromwell’s papers. It read: “Sir, your Grace’s displeasure, and my Imprisonment are Things so strange unto me, as what to […]

6 May 1536 – From the Lady in the Tower

| May 6, 2013

6 May 1536 – From the Lady in the Tower

On 6th May 1536, it is said that Anne Boleyn wrote the following letter to her husband, King Henry VIII, from the Tower of London: “To the King from the Lady in the Tower” [Heading said to have been added by Thomas Cromwell] “Sir, your Grace’s displeasure, and my Imprisonment are Things so strange unto […]