On this day in 1536, 3rd May, Queen Anne Boleyn had just 16 days to live and she was now imprisoned in the Tower of London, albeit in the lavish Queen’s apartments.

Her good friend, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, had heard news of Anne Boleyn’s arrest, and wrote to King Henry VIII regarding what he’d heard. Meanwhile, the crown’s investigation wasn’t quite going according to plan – only one man had confessed, the others just wouldn’t.

Find out more about what was going on in this video:

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And today’s normal “on this day” video is about courtier, member of Parliament, and privy councillor, Sir Edward Rogers, who managed to serve three monarchs and keep his head!

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