29 June 1536 – Thomas Boleyn is punished

| June 29, 2017

On this day in history, 29th June 1536, just over a month after the executions of his children, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, was stripped of his office of Lord Privy Seal. Three days later, the office was granted to Thomas Cromwell, the man who had been […]

29 June 1536 – The Demotion of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire

| June 29, 2013

29 June 1536 – The Demotion of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire

Chronicler and Windsor Herald Charles Wriothesley recorded that on this day in 1536 Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and father of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, was stripped of his office of Lord Privy Seal: “Item, this yeare, in Trinitie terme, the Soundaie after Corpus Christi daie, the Erie of Wilshire, Sir Thomas Bolleine, father […]

29 June 1536 – Thomas Boleyn Loses his Office of Lord Privy Seal

| June 29, 2012

29 June 1536 – Thomas Boleyn Loses his Office of Lord Privy Seal

On the 29th June 1536 Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, was stripped of his office of Lord Privy Seal, an office which he’d held since January 1530. It was, of course, the result of the fall of two of his children, George and Queen Anne Boleyn. On 2nd July 1536, Thomas Cromwell, the brains behind […]