4 May 1536 – Lady Jane Rochford writes to her Husband

| May 4, 2011

4 May 1536 – Lady Jane Rochford writes to her Husband

Sir Tim Ridgway’s sources at court have told him that Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, has sent a message to Sir William Kingston for her husband George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. Obviously a personal visit or letter are out of the question but the distraught Lady Rochford desperately wants to give her husband some comfort at this […]

Mark Smeaton with the Marmalade in the Cupboard

| April 30, 2010

Mark Smeaton with the Marmalade in the Cupboard

On this day in history, the 30th April 1536, Mark Smeaton was taken to Thomas Cromwell’s house in Stepney and interrogated. Within 24 hours he had confessed to making love to the Queen, Anne Boleyn, three times. It is likely that the note that Henry VIII received at the May Day joust, the next day, […]