5 May 1536 – Arrests and Interrogations

| May 5, 2017

5 May 1536 – Arrests and Interrogations

As I said yesterday, by the end of 4th May 1536 there were six prisoners in the Tower of London connected to Thomas Cromwell’s investigations into the queen and her behaviour: Queen Anne Boleyn herself, her brother George, Sir Henry Norris, Mark Smeaton, Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton. But there were more to come! […]

4 May 1536 – 2 more arrests and a letter of comfort

| May 4, 2017

4 May 1536 – 2 more arrests and a letter of comfort

4th May 1536 saw two more courtiers becoming prisoners at the Tower of London: Sir Francis Weston, a gentleman of Henry VIII’s privy chamber and a favourite of the king, and William Brereton, a prominent man in Cheshire and North Wales. There were now six people in the Tower as part of Thomas Cromwell’s investigation […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Timeline

| April 23, 2012

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Timeline

Just to let you know that I am doing my annual countdown of the fall of Anne Boleyn in Spring 1536 over at www.thefallofanneboleyn.com. As my forthcoming book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, is obviously focused on Anne’s fall and the events leading up to it, I thought it was only fitting to […]

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

| February 24, 2012

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

Today’s article has been inspired by a comment left on the website overnight, a comment which read “Anne Boleyn was cheating on the king and was disrespectful, she deserved to be killed.” Yep, I’m on my soapbox! Now, everyone has their own point of view and I have nothing against the person who left that comment […]