On 2nd May 1536, with just 17 days left to live, Queen Anne Boleyn became very much aware of trouble at court.

At Greenwich Palace, on this day in 1536, the queen was called before the king’s council, arrested, and taken to the Tower of London to be imprisoned. Her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, was also arrested and taken there.

Meanwhile, King Henry VIII met with his illegitimate son, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset.

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And today’s normal “on this day” video is on Joan Bocher, a Protestant who was burnt at the stake in the reign of King Edward VI:

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