On 23rd April 1536, St George’s Day, the annual chapter meeting of the Order of the Garter took place at Greenwich. Queen Anne Boleyn had put forward her brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, to be elected Knight of the Garter, but Sir Nicholas Carew was elected instead.

Carew was said to be mentoring Jane Seymour to appeal to the King and was no friend of the Boleyns.

Was this a warning sign?

Was Anne Boleyn losing her influence?

5 Responses to “23rd April 1536 – A Warning Sign?”

  1. Baroness Von Reis says:

    I really do think that this was a huge warnning sign!! As for Jane Seymour had already had her eyes on Henry,I think ANNE new what was comming,Jane and Henry were married the day after Anne’s death,so did she really no?? I think very much so. Regards Baroness

    • Lisby says:

      No, Henry and Jane were not married the day after Anne’s execution. They married at the Palace of Whitehall, Whitehall, London, on 30 May 1536–eleven days later.

      • Claire says:

        I think Baroness is referring to their betrothal which did take place on the 20th May, the day after Anne’s execution.

  2. EllieMarianna says:

    I agree, Carew was no part of the Boleyn faction, so Anne must of realised something was up. Anne had known of Jane and Henry’s affair too, so it must have been confirmed as far more serious that day when Carew was made Knight of the Garter and not her brother George.

    • Claire says:

      It must have annoyed Anne but we do know that Henry VIII had promised Francis I that Carew would be elected the next time a vacancy arose.

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