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15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

| May 15, 2016

15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, are tried

On 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in separate trials in the King’s Hall at the Tower of London. As members of the aristocracy, the Boleyn siblings had been given the privilege of being tried by a jury of their peers, presided over by their uncle, […]

15 May 1536 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn

| May 15, 2014

15 May 1536 – The Trial of Anne Boleyn

On 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was tried in the King’s Hall of the Tower of London in front of an estimated 2,000 spectators. The Lord High Steward, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, who was representing the King, sat on a special throne underneath the canopy of estate. In his hand was the […]