Henry VIII,the Reign
The Royal Progress 1535
At Painswick was Sir William Kingston, the man who had been privy to Wolsey’s deathbed speech in fear of a Lutheran takeover. It was the height of summer when Anne de Boulogne was received at Painswick – the last summer of her life. In spring the following year, her host would receive her again, in the Tower of London as his prisoner.
Kingston’s wife, Mary, was quite probably also at Painswick when Anne arrived. We can be quite sure, however, that Mary was at the Tower with her husband nine months later because their evidence was instrumental in Anne’s conviction for treason’.