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15 May 1536 – The trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2019

15 May 1536 – The trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers presided over by their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk. Did they have any hope of justice? What happened? What do the contemporary sources tell us? And what happened when George disobeyed […]

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

| May 15, 2016

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

On 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in separate trials in the King’s Hall at the Tower of London. As members of the aristocracy, the Boleyn siblings had been given the privilege of being tried by a jury of their peers, presided over by their uncle, […]

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 15, 2015

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

According to Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, on the morning of the 15th May 1536 Jane Seymour received a message from the King informing her that he would send her a further message at 3 o’clock regarding the “condemnation” of Anne Boleyn. Henry VIII was sure that Anne Boleyn was going to be found guilty […]

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

| May 15, 2013

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

On the morning of 15th May 1536, while Anne Boleyn prepared herself for her trial, Jane Seymour received a message from the King telling her that “he would send her news at 3 o’clock of the condemnation of the putain.”1 Obviously there was no need for a trial, really, when the King already knew that […]

15th May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

| May 15, 2012

15th May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

On this day in history, 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried for treason in the Great Hall of the Tower of London in front of a jury of their peers. As you know, I have been researching Anne Boleyn’s life and fall for over three years […]

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Part 3

| December 21, 2009

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Part 3

In last week’s post on George Boleyn, I examined the beginning of George Boleyn’s downfall, his arrest and the role that his wife, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, had in the downfalls of both George and Anne Boleyn. Today, I’m going to continue George’s story to its tragic end. The Case Against George Boleyn George Boleyn […]