Events were moving so fast in 1536, and I only realised just how quickly Anne Boleyn fell when I wrote my book “The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown”, and looked at the events day-by-day. Even now, 11 years after I began researching her life, her fall still has a real impact on me.

On 5th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn had just fourteen days to live and there were eight prisoners in the Tower, the queen and seven men.

Who were these prisoners? Find out more in my talk:

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And today’s normal “on this day” video is about a religious radical who couldn’t be executed for heresy, so was executed for treason instead. Why? Find out in my talk:

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