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The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness of His Love – A Poem Thought to be Written By George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 17, 2013

The Lover Complaineth the Unkindness of His Love – A Poem Thought to be Written By George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

As today is the anniversary of the execution of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, I wanted to remember in a positive way by remembering George the Poet. The following is an extract from Clare Cherry’s article “George Boleyn the Poet” – click here to read the full article. From early on in his court career, George […]

George Boleyn’s Career by Clare Cherry

| September 25, 2012

George Boleyn’s Career by Clare Cherry

Today we have a guest post on George Boleyn, brother of Anne Boleyn, by Clare Cherry, who feels, as do I, that George does not get the attention her deserves, or, rather, the wrong type of attention! Over to Clare… In dramas about the tragic Anne Boleyn her brother is more often than not a […]

17 May 1536 – The Execution of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 17, 2011

17 May 1536 – The Execution of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

Today is an awful day, a bloody day, a shocking day. Today has seen the brutal executions of five innocent members of the Tudor Court: Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, George Boleyn (Lord Rochford) and Mark Smeaton. The only good news is that all five men were beheaded rather than hanged, drawn and […]

15 May 1536 – Lord Rochford Sentenced to Death!

| May 15, 2011

15 May 1536 – Lord Rochford Sentenced to Death!

George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, was also tried today at the King’s Hall in the Tower of London. His sister, Queen Anne Boleyn, had already been found guilty of committing incest with him so there was no surprise when he was also found guilty and sentenced to death. Sir Tim Ridgway has been speaking to those […]

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent Meets at Westminster

| May 11, 2011

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent Meets at Westminster

Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex met at Westminster yesterday, the Grand Jury of Kent met today in front of Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues at Deptford. They met to rule on the alleged crimes committed by Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, George Boleyn (Lord […]

4 May 1536 – Lady Jane Rochford writes to her Husband

| May 4, 2011

4 May 1536 – Lady Jane Rochford writes to her Husband

Sir Tim Ridgway’s sources at court have told him that Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, has sent a message to Sir William Kingston for her husband George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. Obviously a personal visit or letter are out of the question but the distraught Lady Rochford desperately wants to give her husband some comfort at this […]

2 May 1536 Anne Boleyn is Arrested – Game, Set and Match to Thomas Cromwell

| May 2, 2011

2 May 1536 Anne Boleyn is Arrested – Game, Set and Match to Thomas Cromwell

Today is a sad day at The Anne Boleyn Files. Our roving reporter, Sir Tim Ridgway, has heard four pieces of bad news at court today:- Henry Norris, Groom of the Stool and Chief Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, has been taken to the Tower of London. Mark Smeaton, Court Musician, has been racked and […]

St George’s Day 1536 – A Sign that All is Not Well in Paradise

| April 23, 2011

St George’s Day 1536 – A Sign that All is Not Well in Paradise

Here at The Anne Boleyn Files studio in London, we have just received news that the annual chapter meeting of the Order of the Garter at Greenwich has just finished. Our reporter on the ground is waiting to hear confirmation that the Queen’s brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, has been given this post. While we […]