Chapter 10 : Timeline of Events
Events moved fast!
June 1536 – Publication of De Unitate by Reginald Pole
Spring/early Summer 1538 – Tyndall, an informer of Cromwell's, hears gossip about the Poles in the neighbourhood of Lady Salisbury's home
June 1538 – Arrest of Henry Holland, a servant of Geoffrey Pole
Late June 1538 – Geoffrey Pole and Montague arrange for letters to be burnt
July 1538 – Exeter was asked to be "frank and plain" – an invitation to tell the King about the Poles' activities. He said nothing.
14th July 1538 – Treaty of Nice between Francois I of France and Emperor Charles V
29th August 1536 – Arrest of Geoffrey Pole
26th October 1538 – First interrogation of Geoffrey Pole
28th October 1538 – Interrogation of Jerome Ragland, a servant of Montague
Late October 1538 – Geoffrey Pole attempts suicide
2nd November 1538 – Second interrogation of Geoffrey Pole
3rd November 1538 – Third interrogation of Geoffrey Pole
4th November 1538 – Arrest of Henry Pole, Lord Montague and Henry Courtenay, Marquess of Exeter, and, probably, Gertrude, Marchioness of Exeter.
5th November 1538 – Arrest of Sir Edward Nevill, son of Lord Bergavenny.
5th – 12th November 1538 – Further interrogations of Geoffrey Pole.
12th November 1538 – Sir William Fitzwilliam, Earl of Southampton, and Thomas Goodrich, Bishop of Ely, question Lady Salisbury at Warblington Castle
15th November 1538 – Lady Salisbury taken to Southampton's home at Cowdray Castle and confined.
20th November 1538 – Examination of John Collins
2nd December 1538 – Montague tried and convicted of treason
3rd December 1538 – Exeter tried and convicted of treason
4th December 1538 – Sir Edward Nevill, Geoffrey Pole, George Croftes, John Collins and Henry Hollan tried and convicted of treason
9th December 1538 – Montague, Exeter and Nevill executed on Tower Hill
9th December 1538 – Croftes, Collins and Holland hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn
2nd January 1539 – Geoffrey Pole pardoned
January 1539 – Sir Nicholas Carew arrested
14th February 1539 – Carew tried
3rd March 1539 – Execution of Carew
May 1539 – Lady Salisbury attainted and stripped of her lands
Late November 1539 – Lady Salisbury sent to the Tower
21st December 1539 – Lady Exeter released from the Tower and given a pension
27th May 1541 – Lady Salisbury was executed within the Tower
August 1553 – Edward Courtenay, son of Exeter, released from the Tower.