13 May 1536 – Henry Percy denies a pre-contract

| May 13, 2016

13 May 1536 – Henry Percy denies a pre-contract

On the same day that Queen Anne Boleyn’s household was being broken up, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, wrote to Thomas Cromwell. Here is an extract from my book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, about his letter… The subject of his letter was the alleged pre-contract which was said to have existed between […]

His Dear Bedfellow – The debate over Harry Percy

| January 28, 2016

His Dear Bedfellow – The debate over Harry Percy

My dear friend, historian and author Gareth Russell, has written an article for Tudor Life magazine which I know will be of real interest to Anne Boleyn Files followers and which you can all read as it’s part of the teaser/taster of the February magazine, available at https://www.tudorsociety.com/tudor-life-february-2016-taster/. Now, most of us are very well […]

29 June 1537 – Death of Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland

| June 29, 2015

29 June 1537 – Death of Henry Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland

On 29th June 1537, Henry Algernon Percy died at around the age of thirty-five. He was buried at Hackney Parish Church, and his will appointed the King as Supervisor and Edward Fox, Bishop of Hereford, and Thomas Cromwell as executors. Henry Percy was the eldest son of Henry Algernon Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland, and […]