29th April 1536 – Mark Smeaton Moons Over Queen Anne Boleyn

| April 29, 2011

29th April 1536 – Mark Smeaton Moons Over Queen Anne Boleyn

You may well have seen the latest news from “The Spanish Chronicle” regarding Queen Anne hiding her musician, Mark Smeaton, in her marmalade cupboard and then spending the night with him, but here at The Anne Boleyn Files we would just like to point out that there is absolutely no evidence to back up 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, […]

Primary Sources

| December 3, 2009

Primary Sources

The huge array of Tudor books and biographies that are on the market today are great for us Tudor fans but there is nothing quite like reading primary sources and, now, you don’t even have to go to the British Library or National Archives to read historical documents, you can read them from the comfort […]