George Boleyn

George Boleyn has gone down in history as being the brother of the ill-fated Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, and for being executed for treason, after being found guilty of incest and of conspiring to kill the King.

This biography allows George to step out of the shadows and brings him to life as a court poet, royal favourite, keen sportsman, talented diplomat and loyal brother. Clare Cherry and Claire Ridgway chart his life from his spectacular rise in the 1520s to his dramatic fall and tragic end in 1536.

Videos about George Boleyn

Did Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn have an unnatural relationship?

In May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn and George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, were accused of committing incest. They were found guilty of it, along with conspiring to kill the king, and ...executed by beheading. It is something that has been popularised in some works of fiction and movies, but is it true?

Was Anne Boleyn desperate enough to provide King Henry VIII with a son that she turned to her own brother for help?

Did Anne Boleyn really commit incest with her brother, George Boleyn?

On what evidence was the charge based?

In this instalment of her Questions about Anne Boleyn series, Claire Ridgway, author of "The Fall of Anne Boleyn: A Countdown" and co-author of "George Boleyn: Tudor Poet, Courtier and Diplomat", explores just what happened at their trials in 1536 and whether the charge has any basis in fact.

Did Anne Boleyn miscarry a deformed foetus? -

Jane Boleyn - Did she help bring down Anne Boleyn -

13 February - The Executions of Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford -

The George Boleyn Interviews Playlist -

Questions about Anne Boleyn Playlist -

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