14 May 1536 – One woman is falling and another is rising

| May 14, 2018

On this day in history, Sunday 14th May, twelve days after the arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn and the day before her trial for high treason, King Henry VIII sent Sir Nicholas Carew to collect Jane Seymour from Carew’s country home and to bring her to Chelsea. Jane had been sent away from court to […]

1 April 1536 – Henry VIII pays court to Jane Seymour

| April 1, 2017

On this day in history, 1st April 1536, Eustace Chapuys the imperial ambassador, wrote a very long and detailed letter to Emperor Charles V, a letter that is very interesting. In this letter, Chapuys wrote of how the king was “paying court” to one of Queen Anne Boleyn’s ladies,  a certain Jane Seymour, and that […]