Posted By Claire on May 1, 2020
Events were moving at quite a pace at Henry VIII’s court in April and May 1536.
1st May was May Day and time for celebrating what was seen as the first day of summer. At court, this mean it was the day of the annual May Day joust. King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn were in attendance, and everything was fine until the king abruptly left, asking his groom of the stool, Sir Henry Norris, to accompany him.
What was going on?
Find out in this talk:
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And you can find out more about how May Day was celebrated in this video: