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11 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s busy lovelife – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 11, 2019

11 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s busy lovelife – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

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

11 May 1536 – The turn of the Grand Jury of Kent

| May 11, 2018

On this day in history, Thursday 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent, presided over by Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues, met at Deptford to rule on the case against Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, Mark Smeaton and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. Like the […]

11 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent rules on Queen Anne Boleyn’s case

| May 11, 2017

On this day in history, Thursday 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent met at Deptford. The jurors, who were presided over by Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues, ruled that there was sufficient evidence to send Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, Mark Smeaton and […]

11 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent’s decision

| May 11, 2016

11 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent’s decision

Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex met at Westminster on 10th May 1536 (click here to read about that), the Grand Jury of Kent met on 11th May in front of Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues at Deptford. They met to rule on the alleged crimes committed at Greenwich Palace, […]

Queen Anne Boleyn’s alleged crimes

| May 11, 2015

Queen Anne Boleyn’s alleged crimes

Following on from the rulings of the Grand Juries of Middlesex and Kent on the 10th and 11th May 1536, I wanted to share with you an extract from my book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown about the indictments and Anne Boleyn’s alleged crimes. If we combine the Kent and Middlesex Indictments, we […]

11 May 1536 – The ruling of the Grand Jury of Kent

| May 11, 2015

11 May 1536 – The ruling of the Grand Jury of Kent

On 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent met on 11th May in front of Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues at Deptford. They met to rule on the alleged crimes committed at Greenwich Palace, East Greenwich, and Eltham Palace by Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton, Sir […]

11 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent

| May 11, 2014

11 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent

On 11th May 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent met at Deptford in front of Sir John Baldwin (Chief Justice of the Common Pleas), Sir Walter Luke and five other Justices to rule on the alleged crimes of Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, George Boleyn (Lord Rochford) and […]

11 May 1536 – The Kent Indictment

| May 11, 2013

11 May 1536 – The Kent Indictment

The day after the Grand Jury of Middlesex met at Westminster, the Grand Jury of Kent met at Deptford in front of Sir John Baldwin (Chief Justice of the Common Pleas), Sir Walter Luke and five other Justices. Their task was to rule on the alleged crimes of Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir […]

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