13 May 1536 – Henry Percy won’t play ball

| May 13, 2015

13 May 1536 – Henry Percy won’t play ball

On this day in history, 13th May 1536, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, the man Anne Boleyn had hoped to marry in around 1523, wrote to Thomas Cromwell: “I perceive by Raynold Carnaby that there is supposed a pre-contract between the Queen and me; whereupon I was not only heretofore examined upon my oath before […]

13 May 1536 – Cromwell’s Plans for Annulment Dashed by Henry Percy

| May 13, 2011

13 May 1536 – Cromwell’s Plans for Annulment Dashed by Henry Percy

Here at The Anne Boleyn Files we have managed to get our hands on a rather interesting letter written on this very day by Henry Percy, the Earl of Northumberland and a former suitor of Queen Anne Boleyn – yes, we have spies everywhere! Here is a transcript of the letter the Earl wrote to […]

13th May 1536 – Percy and the Pre-contract

| May 13, 2010

13th May 1536 – Percy and the Pre-contract

On the 13th May 1536, Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland wrote to Thomas Cromwell regarding the alleged pre-contract which was said to have existed between himself and Anne Boleyn before she married Henry VIII. From his home in Newington Green, Henry Percy wrote:- “I perceive by Raynold Carnaby that there is supposed a pre-contract between […]