15 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, Lord Rochford, are tried for high treason

| May 15, 2018

On this day in history, Monday 15th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried in the King’s Hall of the royal palace at the Tower of London. The Boleyn siblings were tried separately by a jury of their peers; a jury presided over by their uncle, Thomas Howard, […]

15 May 1536 – The Trial of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

| May 15, 2014

15 May 1536 – The Trial of George Boleyn, Lord Rochford

Following Anne Boleyn’s departure from court, her brother George was brought in to face the same hostile jury. He was, of course, prejudiced by his sister’s conviction because she had been found guilty of incest with him and of conspiring to kill the King with him, but he still put up a spirited defence. So […]

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

| May 15, 2013

15 May 1536 – The Trials of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

On the morning of 15th May 1536, while Anne Boleyn prepared herself for her trial, Jane Seymour received a message from the King telling her that “he would send her news at 3 o’clock of the condemnation of the putain.”1 Obviously there was no need for a trial, really, when the King already knew that […]