12th May 1536 – Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton Go to Trial

| May 12, 2012

12th May 1536 – Norris, Weston, Brereton and Smeaton Go to Trial

On the 12th May 1536, Sir William Kingston, the Constable of the Tower of London, escorted Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton along the Thames by barge and brought them to the bar of the special commission of oyer and terminer at Westminster Hall. There, they were arraigned for high treason. […]

11th May 1536 – The Kent Indictment

| May 11, 2012

11th May 1536 – The Kent Indictment

On this day in 1536, the Grand Jury of Kent met at Deptford to rule on the alleged crimes of Anne Boleyn and the five men committed at Greenwich Palace, East Greenwich and Eltham Palace. Also, around this date, the prisoners were interrogated by members of the King’s council. Click here to read more.

10th May 1536 – Bring Up the Bodies!

| May 10, 2012

10th May 1536 – Bring Up the Bodies!

On this day in 1536, Sir William Kingston, the Constable of the Tower of London, was ordered “to bring up the bodies of Sir Francis Weston, knt. Henry Noreys, esq.William Bryerton, esq. and Mark Smeton,gent. at Westminster, on Friday next after three weeks of Easter”, i.e. on 12th May. This would be the day of […]

30th April 1536 – A Busy Day at the English Court

| April 30, 2012

30th April 1536 – A Busy Day at the English Court

The 30th April 1536 was a busy day at Henry VIII’s court in England and it really was the beginning of the end for Queen Anne Boleyn. Things started moving at a frightening pace from this day onwards, there was no escape for Anne or the five men. See today’s events at “30th April 1536: […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown is Released!

| April 27, 2012

I’m so excited! The Kindle version of The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown is now available to download on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.es, Amazon.de and Amazon.fr – yay! Here are the Amazon US and UK links:- The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – The Kindle version from Amazon.com The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Timeline

| April 23, 2012

The Fall of Anne Boleyn Timeline

Just to let you know that I am doing my annual countdown of the fall of Anne Boleyn in Spring 1536 over at www.thefallofanneboleyn.com. As my forthcoming book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown, is obviously focused on Anne’s fall and the events leading up to it, I thought it was only fitting to […]

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – Website Launched

| April 18, 2012

The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown – Website Launched

As you know, I have been busy editing my second book The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown which is due out soon. Well, today is the launch of the book website! Over at www.thefallofanneboleyn.com, you will find:- An interactive timeline – I will be adding events as they happen, as we countdown to the […]

16 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer Visits Queen Anne Boleyn

| May 16, 2011

16 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer Visits Queen Anne Boleyn

According to a letter we have intercepted from Sir William Kingston to Thomas Cromwell, Queen Anne Boleyn has today received a visit from her good friend, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, who has been appointed as her confessor at this time. We do not know what the Queen and Archbishop spoke about, but the Queen did tell […]