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30 April 1536 – Cromwell interrogates Mark Smeaton

| April 30, 2015

30 April 1536 – Cromwell interrogates Mark Smeaton

On 30th April 1536, court musician Mark Smeaton was taken to Thomas Cromwell’s house in Stepney where he was interrogated. Within 24 hours he had confessed to making love three times to the Queen. It is likely that the note that Henry VIII received at the May Day joust, the next day, contained details of […]