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15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is Sentenced to Death!

| May 15, 2011

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is Sentenced to Death!

Today, 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was tried in the King’s Hall of the Tower of London in front of an estimated 2,000 spectators. A great platform1 had been erected in the hall so that everybody could see and the Lord High Steward, the Duke of Norfolk who was representing the King, sat on […]

15th May 1536 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2010

15th May 1536 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn

On the 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was tried in the King’s Hall in the Tower of London. The trial was to be a huge public spectacle, attracting, according to Chapuys, around 2,000 spectators, so Sir William Kingston had arranged for a “great scaffold”1 (platform) to be erected in the middle of the hall, […]