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5 May 1536 – 8 prisoners in the Tower now – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 5, 2019

5 May 1536 – 8 prisoners in the Tower now – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

By 5th May 1536, there were eight prisoners in the Tower of London: Queen Anne Boleyn and seven men implicated in her fall. Who were they? Another man had also been called to London for questioning. What was going on? I explain all in today’s video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos daily […]

5 May 1536 – Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Richard Page and Sir Francis Bryan

| May 5, 2016

5 May 1536 – Sir Thomas Wyatt, Sir Richard Page and Sir Francis Bryan

You may have heard that five men were executed on 17th May 1536 after being found guilty of high treason for sleeping with Queen Anne Boleyn and plotting with her to kill the King, but did you know that three other men were implicated in her fall? These men were Anne’s relative, Sir Francis Bryan; […]

5 May 1536 – More interrogations and arrests

| May 5, 2015

5 May 1536 – More interrogations and arrests

By 5th May 1536, two other men had been imprisoned in the Tower of London and another courtier had been ordered to London for questioning. In 1538, Robert Hobbes, Abbot of Woburn, made a declaration “as touching the accusations of his adversaries proposed against him unto the King’s most honourable Council” and mentioned Sir Francis […]

5 May 1536 – More Arrests

| May 5, 2014

5 May 1536 – More Arrests

On 5th May 1536, Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder, the renowned court poet, and Sir Richard Page, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber, were arrested and imprsoned in the Tower of London. There were now 8 prisoners in the Tower of London in the coup against the Boleyns: Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Sir […]

5 May 1536 – More Men in the Tower of London

| May 5, 2013

5 May 1536 – More Men in the Tower of London

By 5th May 1536, two further arrests had taken place: courtier, poet and diplomat Sir Thomas Wyatt, and Sir Richard Page, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Neither man was named in the indictments of May 1536 and they were subsequently released. You can find out more about Page in my article Sir Richard Page […]

5 May 1536 – The Poet, the Friend and the Vicar of Hell

| May 5, 2011

5 May 1536 – The Poet, the Friend and the Vicar of Hell

News has just reached us here at The Anne Boleyn Files that the celebrated poet, Sir Thomas Wyatt, has been arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London1. He is not the only one to be taken to the Tower, Sir Richard Page, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber and a former favourite of Thomas […]