May 11 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her rather busy lovelife

| May 11, 2022

May 11 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her rather busy lovelife

On this day in history, 11th May 1536, nine days after Queen Anne Boleyn’s arrest, the Grand Jury of Kent met to rule on the alleged offences committed by Anne and her alleged lovers in the county. In the video below, I look at the dates, places and crimes, cited in the indictment. If we’re […]

May 10 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford and four courtiers

| May 10, 2022

May 10 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford and four courtiers

On this day in history, 10th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Middlesex met to decide on whether Queen Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Sir Henry Norris, 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 […]

10 May 1536 – The Middlesex Indictment

| May 10, 2013

10 May 1536 – The Middlesex Indictment

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 […]

A Foregone Conclusion

| May 7, 2010

A Foregone Conclusion

I am convinced that the removal of Anne Boleyn from her position as Queen by execution was a foregone conclusion and that Anne never stood a chance of clearing her name and escaping death. There was shock at the allegations against Anne Boleyn and the five men, as shown in a letter from Rowland Lee, […]