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10 May 1536 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn and the men – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 10, 2019

10 May 1536 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn and the men – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 10th May, the Grand Jury of Middlesex met to decide on whether Queen Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Sir Henry Morris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton should be sent to trial. The jury decided that there was enough evidence to try these people and then drew up the […]

10 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and the men to go on trial

| May 10, 2017

On this day in history, Wednesday 10th May 1536, the foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, Giles Heron, son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Queen Anne Boleyn and five men of the men imprisoned in the Tower of London […]

10 May 1536 – Sufficient evidence for trial

| May 10, 2016

10 May 1536 – Sufficient evidence for trial

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton were guilty of the […]

9 May 1536 – Meetings and a jury called

| May 9, 2016

9 May 1536 – Meetings and a jury called

On this day in history, 9th May 1536, King Henry VIII wrote to Thomas Cromwell “commanding him to repair to the King to treat of matters relating to the surety of his person, his honor, and the tranquillity of the realm”. He also summoned a number of noblemen and gentlemen to a council meeting. On […]

10 May 1536 – Grand Jury of Middlesex’s decision

| May 10, 2015

10 May 1536 – Grand Jury of Middlesex’s decision

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton were guilty of the alleged […]

10 May 1536 – Bring Up the Bodies

| May 10, 2014

10 May 1536 – Bring Up the Bodies

On 10th May 1536, Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, was ordered “to bring up the bodies of Sir Francis Weston, knt. Henry Noreys, esq. William Bryerton, esq. and Mark Smeton, gent.” for trial at Westminster on 12th May. These four men, as commoners, were going to be tried by a special […]

9 May 1536 – Meetings and Preparations

| May 9, 2014

9 May 1536 – Meetings and Preparations

On Tuesday 9th May 1536, Henry VIII sent a message to Thomas Cromwell “commanding him to repair to the King to treat of matters relating to the surety of his person, his honor, and the tranquillity of the realm”. The King also organised a council meeting for that day. Those men summoned to attend included […]

9 May 1536 – Meetings and Legal Proceedings

| May 9, 2013

9 May 1536 – Meetings and Legal Proceedings

On Tuesday 9th May 1536, Henry VIII wrote to Thomas Cromwell from Westminster Palace “Commanding him to repair to the King to treat of matters relating to the surety of his person, his honor, and the tranquillity of the realm”1 No detail is given regarding the matters to be discussed. On the very same day, […]