Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

| February 24, 2012

Anne Boleyn: A Cheat who Deserved Death? I Don’t Think So!

Today’s article has been inspired by a comment left on the website overnight, a comment which read “Anne Boleyn was cheating on the king and was disrespectful, she deserved to be killed.” Yep, I’m on my soapbox! Now, everyone has their own point of view and I have nothing against the person who left that comment […]

Sir Henry Norris by Lana Norris

| August 26, 2011

Sir Henry Norris by Lana Norris

I have a friend named Heather. She is known in our circle as a delightful source of wry humor. Always ready with a proverb or a pithy statement, she specializes in “quotable quotes.” When she sees injustice or feels that life has dealt an unfair hand, she quotes her father: “No good deed goes unpunished.” […]

17 May 1536 – The Executions of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

| May 17, 2011

17 May 1536 – The Executions of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

Following on from our report on the execution of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, we continue with the executions of the other four men found guilty of adultery with the Queen and treason. Thomas Wyatt, the poet who is at this very moment himself imprisoned in the Tower of London has written a poem about their […]

12th May 1536 – The Trial of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

| May 12, 2011

12th May 1536 – The Trial of Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton

Today there has been a huge miscarriage of justice in our land and we now know that there is no absolutely no hope for Queen Anne Boleyn. Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Sir Francis Weston were all taken today by barge from the Tower of London to Westminster Hall to appear in […]

The Middlesex and Kent Indictments – Do the Dates of the Alleged Crimes Make Sense?

| May 11, 2011

The Middlesex and Kent Indictments – Do the Dates of the Alleged Crimes Make Sense?

In my articles on the indictments last May, I discussed the views of the historians Eric Ives, Alison Weir and G W Bernard on the dates given for the alleged offences committed by Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, Mark Smeaton and George Boleyn. Here is an extract from that article:- […]

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent Meets at Westminster

| May 11, 2011

11th May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Kent Meets at Westminster

Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex met at Westminster yesterday, the Grand Jury of Kent met today in front of Chief Justice John Baldwin and six of his colleagues at Deptford. They met to rule on the alleged crimes committed by Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry Norris, William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston, George Boleyn (Lord […]

10 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex Meets at Westminster

| May 10, 2011

10 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex Meets at Westminster

News has just come in from Westminster that Giles Heron, foreman of the Grand Jury of Middlesex and son-in-law of the late Sir Thomas More, has announced that the jury have decided that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the accused are guilty of the alleged crimes carried out at Hampton Court Palace and […]

8 May 1536 – Clamouring for the Spoils

| May 8, 2011

8 May 1536 – Clamouring for the Spoils

Queen Anne Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton, George Boleyn (Lord Rochford), Sir Richard Page and Sir Thomas Wyatt are all in prison and, as yet, have not been to trial, yet courtiers are already clamouring over the spoils that may result from their fall from grace. It really is sickening […]