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  • 23 April 1564 – William Shakespeare

    Although it is not actually known which day in 1564 William Shakespeare was born, his birth is celebrated on 23rd April because he was baptised on 26th April and baptism usually took place around three days after birth. It is also St George’s Day, St George being the patron saint of England, so it s
  • 23 April 1536 – Nicholas Carew, George Boleyn and the Order of the Garter

    St George’s day, 23 April 1536, brought the first outward sign that the Boleyns were losing their influence. George was expected to receive the Order of the Garter, the pinnacle honour of the realm, and his sister strongly supported him. George had been nominated the previous year and had received a
  • 22 April 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer’s Strange Letter

    On the 22nd April 1536, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, who had been away from court staying at his country residence, Knole House, wrote a letter to Thomas Cromwell. In it he said: “I was ever hitherto cold, but now I am in a heat with the cause of religion, which goeth all contrary to mine expectation,

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Apr.27.2009 - 11:18 am
In response to: The Other Boleyn Girl
The thing that I didn't like about this film is that it actually centres on the wrong Boleyn girl! Philippa Gregory's...