Mark Smeaton

David Alpay

Anne Boleyn took a liking to this melancholy court musician, but because of his social status they couldn’t exactly be the best of friends. They famously had a conversation in which Anne reprimanded Mark for expecting her to speak to him as if he were a nobleman. Unfortunately, news of this ambiguous interaction was all the evidence Cromwell needed to convict Anne of adultery, and both ended up losing their heads!

Mark Smeaton
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