1 May 1536 – Henry VIII leaves the May Day joust suddenly

| May 1, 2015

1 May 1536 – Henry VIII leaves the May Day joust suddenly

Following their argument the day before, King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn attended the traditional May Day joust at Greenwich Palace together. Anne would have been unaware of the apprehension of court musician Mark Smeaton the day before but she must have been aware that something was going on at court – Henry VIII […]

1 May 1536 – Henry VIII Abandons Anne Boleyn at the May Day Joust

| May 1, 2014

1 May 1536 – Henry VIII Abandons Anne Boleyn at the May Day Joust

Queen Anne Boleyn attended the traditional May Day joust at Greenwich Palace on 1st May 1536 with her husband Henry VIII. She did not know that court musician Mark Smeaton had been apprehended and interrogated over night, but she may have had an inkling that all was not well following an argument she’d had with […]