Posted By Claire on May 6, 2020
On 6th May 1536, four days after her arrest, Queen Anne Boleyn had just thirteen more days to live.
The 6th May 1536 was the date on a curious letter that was said to have been found amongst Thomas Cromwell’s papers, and which had had the title “To the King from the Lady in the Tower” added to it. There is controversy over this letter, and whether it was really written by Queen Anne Boleyn during her imprisonment in the Tower of London.
Here’s a video I did on it last year:
You can read the full text of this letter and read about author Sandra Vasoli’s research on it and her views on its provenance in Sandi’s article from 2016 – click here – and Sandi also made this video for MadeGlobal Publishing:
You can find out even more about Sandi’s research in her book Anne Boleyn’s Letter from the Tower: A New Assessment – click here.
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And today’s normal “on this day” video is about a man who Sir Thomas More blamed for arranging the murder of the Princes in the Tower: