April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

| April 11, 2022

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his council that Anne Boleyn, the woman he’d married in January 1533, was his rightful wife and queen, and should be accorded royal honours. Finally, things were going right for the couple, who had been waiting for this moment since […]

26 January – Justice Spelman and Anne Boleyn’s trial, and Mary I writes to Elizabeth

| January 26, 2022

26 January – Justice Spelman and Anne Boleyn’s trial, and Mary I writes to Elizabeth

On this day in Tudor history, 26th January 1546, judge of assize and law reporter, Sir John Spelman, died. Now, you may never have heard of Justice John Spelman, but his reports on the legal cases of people like Queen Anne Boleyn, Sir Thomas More, Bishop John Fisher and Cardinal Thomas Wolsey have been very […]

23 February 1554 – Execution of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk

| February 23, 2013

23 February 1554 – Execution of Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk

On this day in history, 23rd February 1554, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, was executed on Tower Hill following his involvement in the failed rebellion against Mary I – Wyatt’s Rebellion – and his attempt to flee the country. Suffolk’s daughter and son-in-law, Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley, had been executed eleven days […]