Posted By Claire on May 7, 2020
On 7th May 1536, five days after the arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn, the queen’s chaplain was accosted and searched on his arrival back in England from the Continent.
Why? What were the authorities expecting to find?
Find out more in this video:
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And today’s normal “on this day” video takes us back to 1567, when, eight days before James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, married Mary, Queen of Scots, the Catholic court granted him a divorce from his wife, Lady Jean Gordon.
Who was Jean Gordon? Why did Bothwell divorce her? And what happened to Jean afterwards?