April 30 – Mark Smeaton is arrested, Henry and Anne argue, a lawyer is burnt, and two statesmen die

| April 30, 2022

April 30 – Mark Smeaton is arrested, Henry and Anne argue, a lawyer is burnt, and two statesmen die

On this day in Tudor history, 30th April 1536, court musician Mark Smeaton was arrested and taken to the home of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell. What happened to him there over the next 24 hours is not known, but he ended up confessing to sleeping with Queen Anne Boleyn on three occasions. On […]