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George Boleyn's Farewell

On the 17th of May 1536, George Boleyn and the other four men accused of adultery with the former Queen, Anne Boleyn, were beheaded. George Boleyn, Mark Smeaton, Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton, and Sir Francis Weston were brought together to Tower Hill, to be executed. 1,217 more words


May 16, 1536 - Kingston Letter to Cromwell

At this point in 1536, the five men accused with Anne Boleyn had been convicted and were scheduled to be executed on May 17. On May 16, Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower, wanted to make sure he discharged his duties appropriately and wrote to Thomas Cromwell. 500 more words


14th-15th May: The Beginning of the End

On the 14th of May 1536, Henry declared his marriage to Anne Boleyn null and void which meant that she could no longer be accused of adultery since she had never been Henry’s wife. 763 more words

16th Century

On this day in 1536 - The trial of Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn

On 15th May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George, were taken to the King’s Hall in the Tower of London to stand trial. They were accused of treason and Anne was accused of adultery with the four men who were condemned to death just a couple of days previously. 1,001 more words

Tudor Chronicles

The Brightest Heaven Of Invention: Shakespeare and Anne Boleyn

On Shakespeare’s 451st birthday, it seems only fitting to write about his place in the world of Anne Boleyn fiction. Since Shakespeare wasn’t born until almost thirty years after Anne’s death, you might reasonably conclude that his place in that world is “nowhere”, and you’d be almost right. 1,341 more words


Book review - Mary Boleyn in a nutshell by Sarah Bryson

Very little is known about the other Boleyn girl. Was she the mistress of two Kings? Did she give birth to Henry VIII’s children? Just what do we know about Mary Boleyn? 328 more words

Henry VIII

Wolf Hall explained - Why no defence lawyers?

I have watched the final episode of Wolf Hall twice now and both times it has moved me to tears. I am familiar with numerous instances of executions ordered by Henry VIII to the extent that I had become matter of fact about them, feeling little emotion. 397 more words

Wolf Hall