The Fall of Anne Boleyn – 12 May 1536 – Four courtiers are tried for treason

On 12th May 1536, Sir Henry Norris, Sir Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton were escorted from the Tower of London to Westminster Hall, where they were tried by a special commission of oyer and terminer for high treason.

On the same day, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, was appointed Lord High Steward of England in readiness for ruling, as Lord President, over the trials of his niece and nephew, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford…

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