Posted By Claire on May 11, 2020
Even though I do a countdown to Anne Boleyn’s execution every year, I’m always struck by just how fast everything happened. On this day in 1536, 11th May, Queen Anne Boleyn only had eight days left to live.
Just as the Grand Jury of Middlesex had met the previous day, the Grand Jury of Kent met to rule on the alleged offences committed by the queen and her five alleged lovers in the county of Kent.
In yesterday’s video talk, I looked at the charges laid against them, and in this video, I look at the dates, places and crimes, cited in the indictment. If we’re to believe the grand jury, then the queen was one busy lady!
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And today’s normal “on this day” video is about a doctor who saved a queen, one of Henry VIII’s wives, from a plot against her. Let me tell you more about this doctor and the plot, and his role in it.