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 […]

12 September 1555 – The Beginning of the End for Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

| September 12, 2012

12 September 1555 – The Beginning of the End for Archbishop Thomas Cranmer

Today is the anniversary of the first day of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer’s trial at the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford. He was charged with repudiating papal authority and denying transubstantiation. You can read the full details of the trial in my article 12 September 1555 – The Trial of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, […]