The Fall of Anne Boleyn: Day – 17

| May 2, 2020

On 2nd May 1536, with just 17 days left to live, Queen Anne Boleyn became very much aware of trouble at court. At Greenwich Palace, on this day in 1536, the queen was called before the king’s council, arrested, and taken to the Tower of London to be imprisoned. Her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, […]

2 May 1536 – The arrests of Queen Anne Boleyn and Lord Rochford

| May 2, 2016

On the morning of Tuesday 2nd May 1536, Sir Henry Norris was escorted to the Tower of London. He had been interrogated the previous day by the King himself and George Constantine, one of Norris’s servants, wrote of how the King “promised him his pardon in case he would utter the truth” but that “Mr. […]

2 May 1536 – The Arrest of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 2, 2015

The following account of George Boleyn’s arrest is taken from George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat by Claire Ridgway (me!) and Clare Cherry… George Boleyn was arrested on the afternoon of 2 May 1536 at Whitehall.1 This did not become common knowledge until the following day, which must mean it was orchestrated to be […]