fbpx
The Tudor Society

15 May – Henry VIII’s problems in the bedroom become public

On this day in Tudor history, 15th May 1536, Henry VIII's second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried one after the other in the King's Hall of the Tower of London.

It was during George's trial that problems the king was experiencing with his wife became public, something which must have been rather embarrassing for the king.

Find out what happened on that day in 1536...

On this day in Tudor history, 15th May 1537, Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy, and his cousin, John Hussey, 1st Baron Hussey of Sleaford, were tried for treason at Westminster after being implicated in the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion.

Both men may have been sympathetic to the rebel cause, but there was no actual evidence that they conspired against the king. Poor men!

Find out more about them and how they ended up being branded rebels, and what happened next...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th May 1567, the recently widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, married for the third time, taking James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell and Duke of Orkney, as her husband.

Find out more...

And on this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were tried by a jury of their peers presided over by their own uncle, the Duke of Norfolk.

Did they have any hope of justice?

What happened?

What do the contemporary sources tell us?

Find out in the 15 May 1536 video:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

15 May – Henry VIII’s problems in the bedroom become public