10 May 1536 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn and the men – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 10, 2019

10 May 1536 – The charges against Queen Anne Boleyn and the men – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 10th May, the Grand Jury of Middlesex met to decide on whether Queen Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Sir Henry Morris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton should be sent to trial. The jury decided that there was enough evidence to try these people and then drew up the […]

10 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn to stand trial

| May 10, 2018

10 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn to stand trial

On this day in history, Wednesday 10th May 1536, just ten days after the first arrest, the Grand Jury of Middlesex convened. Their foreman, Giles Heron, son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that they had decided that their was sufficient evidence to suggest that Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, […]

10 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and the men to go on trial

| May 10, 2017

On this day in history, Wednesday 10th May 1536, the foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, Giles Heron, son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Queen Anne Boleyn and five men of the men imprisoned in the Tower of London […]

10 May 1536 – Sufficient evidence for trial

| May 10, 2016

10 May 1536 – Sufficient evidence for trial

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton were guilty of the […]

Queen Anne Boleyn’s alleged crimes

| May 11, 2015

Queen Anne Boleyn’s alleged crimes

Following on from the rulings of the Grand Juries of Middlesex and Kent on the 10th and 11th May 1536, I wanted to share with you an extract from my book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown about the indictments and Anne Boleyn’s alleged crimes. If we combine the Kent and Middlesex Indictments, we […]

10 May 1536 – Grand Jury of Middlesex’s decision

| May 10, 2015

10 May 1536 – Grand Jury of Middlesex’s decision

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and William Brereton were guilty of the alleged […]

10 May 1536 – Bring Up the Bodies

| May 10, 2014

10 May 1536 – Bring Up the Bodies

On 10th May 1536, Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower of London, was ordered “to bring up the bodies of Sir Francis Weston, knt. Henry Noreys, esq. William Bryerton, esq. and Mark Smeton, gent.” for trial at Westminster on 12th May. These four men, as commoners, were going to be tried by a special […]

10 May 1536 – The Middlesex Indictment

| May 10, 2013

10 May 1536 – The Middlesex Indictment

On 10th May 1536, Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, announced that the jury had decided that there was sufficient evidence to suggest that Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston and Sir William Brereton were guilty of the […]