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28 April 1536 – Long council meetings

| April 28, 2017

On this day in history, 28th April 1536, it was reported that the king’s council was meeting every day, from first thing in the morning 9 or 10 o’clock at night. And not only that! Thomas Cromwell was said to have been meeting with Dr Richard Sampson, a royal chaplain, Dean of Lichfield and an […]

The Real Wolf Hall – Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

| May 27, 2015

The Real Wolf Hall – Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn

A big thank you to Olga Hughes, editor of Nerdalicious and regular contributor to Tudor Life magazine, for writing this wonderful article on Thomas Cromwell and Anne Boleyn. There is something distinctly discomfiting about Henry VIII’s judicial murder of his wife, Queen Anne Boleyn. It is not only the terrible tragedy that befell her at […]

9 May 1536 – Meetings and Preparations

| May 9, 2014

9 May 1536 – Meetings and Preparations

On Tuesday 9th May 1536, Henry VIII sent a message to Thomas Cromwell “commanding him to repair to the King to treat of matters relating to the surety of his person, his honor, and the tranquillity of the realm”. The King also organised a council meeting for that day. Those men summoned to attend included […]