26 January – Justice Spelman and Anne Boleyn’s trial, and Mary I writes to Elizabeth

| January 26, 2022

26 January – Justice Spelman and Anne Boleyn’s trial, and Mary I writes to Elizabeth

On this day in Tudor history, 26th January 1546, judge of assize and law reporter, Sir John Spelman, died. Now, you may never have heard of Justice John Spelman, but his reports on the legal cases of people like Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More, Bishop John Fisher and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey have been very […]

Sir John Spelman

| January 26, 2019

Sir John Spelman

On this day in history, Sir John Spelman, Judge of Assize and law reporter died. He was buried at Narborough, Norfolk. Spelman is known for his reports of cases from 1502 to 1540, which included the proceedings against Cardinal Wolsey, Bishop Fisher, Sir Thomas More and Anne Boleyn. To mark the anniversary of Sir John […]

Sir John Spelman, Anne Boleyn and Lady Wingfield

| January 26, 2016

Sir John Spelman, Anne Boleyn and Lady Wingfield

Today is the anniversary of the death in 1546 of Sir John Spelman, judge of assize and law reporter. He was buried at Narborough, Norfolk. Spelman is known for his reports of cases from 1502 to 1540, which included the proceedings against Cardinal Wolsey, Lord Dacre, the Carthusian monks, Bishop Fisher, Sir Thomas More and […]