Henry VIII,the Reign
The Royal Progress 1535
Bromham House, Wiltshire
27 Aug 1535
Next on the itinerary was Sir Edward Bayton’s home at Bromham. The manor had been granted to Sir Edward by the king during the dissolution of the monasteries. Sir Edward was a prominent servant of Henry VIII and one of the greatest Wiltshire landowners; indeed, the Bayntons ranked, with the Hungerfords and Thynnes, below only the Seymours and the Herberts in the region.
In May 1536, Sir Edward declared his belief that, although Mark Smeaton was the only prisoner who would admit to adultery with Anne de Boulogne, there were other culprits on whose silence their mistress was relying.