Sunday, September 19, 2010

Question from Laura A - Note from Cromwell to Rochford at trial

In Alison Weir's King and Court, it is stated that, during the trial, Lord Rochford was given a note by Cromwell regarding Anne Boleyn accusation of Henry VIII's impotence (as denounced by Lady Rochford).

I have read elsewhere that Anne Boleyn's brother would have saved his life if he had not read it aloud as this was a great embarrassment for the king.

What can you tell me about this? Is there any truth in it? What are the sources?


1 comment:

Roland H. said...

Yes it is true, and I believe it was described by the Imperial envoy Eustace Chapuys (in Calendar of State Papers, Spanish).