April 23, George Boleyn, William Shakespeare and St George

| April 23, 2022

April 23, George Boleyn, William Shakespeare and St George

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd April 1536, St George’s Day, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, lost to Nicholas Carew in the Order of the Garter elections. George Boleyn was, of course, the brother of Queen Anne Boleyn, so how did he lose, and was this a sign of the beginning of the end for […]

St George’s Day

| April 23, 2018

St George’s Day

Today, 23rd April, is St George’s Day. It commemorates the execution of St George, A Roman soldier who was imprisoned, tortured and finally beheaded for his Christian faith, on this day in 303 A.D. St George is, of course, famous for the St George and the Dragon legend, a chivalric tale brought back to England […]