By 5th May 1536, two further arrests had taken place: courtier, poet and diplomat Sir Thomas Wyatt, and Sir Richard Page, a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber.

Also around 5th May 1536, Sir Francis Bryan, a man ‘christened’ the ‘Vicar of Hell’ by Thomas Cromwell, was ordered to London for questioning. Bryan was questioned but not arrested. He had once benefited from Anne Boleyn’s patronage and their family connection, but he was best friends with Sir Nicholas Carew and had changed to the sides of the Seymours.

One Response to “5th May 1536 – The Poet, the Courtier and the Vicar of Hell”

  1. Baroness Von Reis says:

    Iwas sent via e-mail a nastey gram on The Great Queen,from I am sure a Phllipa G follower,and found how mis informed this person was on theQueen.There was not much said on the Seymuors as Jane Seymour and how she betrayed her Queen,aswell as the others in the Seymours family,what a shame!!They really wanted as many of th Boleyn’s eraced,as it wasnot safe for them to be alive.The Seymours flip and flopt, as I am sure to please Cromwell and the King Also I read that the day after Queen Annes death the King did married Jane Seymour,then I read it was three week??WellBryan had to keep his head,so smart move.

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