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28 April 1536 – Long council meetings

| April 28, 2017

On this day in history, 28th April 1536, it was reported that the king’s council was meeting every day, from first thing in the morning 9 or 10 o’clock at night. And not only that! Thomas Cromwell was said to have been meeting with Dr Richard Sampson, a royal chaplain, Dean of Lichfield and an […]

28 April 1536 – Suspicious Meetings

| April 28, 2015

28 April 1536 – Suspicious Meetings

Let’s set the scene a little before I tell you about today’s news from 1536. Queen Anne Boleyn’s brother lost out to Nicholas Carew for an appointment to the Order of the Garter, commissions of oyer and terminer (legal commissions used to investigate and try serious criminal offences like treason) have been set up, Anne […]

28 and 29 April 1536 – Something is going on

| April 28, 2014

28 and 29 April 1536 – Something is going on

Something was definitely brewing at King Henry VIII’s court in late April 1536. Two commissions of oyer and terminer had been set up, writs for Parliament had been issued and now the King’s council was meeting on a daily basis.1 Meanwhile, according to Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, Sir Nicholas Carew was advising and coaching […]

26th April 1536 – Anne Boleyn Sees Her Chaplain and Cromwell Locks Himself Away

| April 26, 2011

26th April 1536 – Anne Boleyn Sees Her Chaplain and Cromwell Locks Himself Away

Two worrying and strange events have come to our notice here at The Anne Boleyn Files. According to our sources at court and in the Queen’s household Queen Anne Boleyn has made an appointment to see her chaplain of two years, 32 year old Matthew Parker, and Thomas Cromwell has locked himself away with Dr […]

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