Posted By Claire on October 27, 2016
Henry VIII and Francis I, King of France, had arrived at Calais, which was English territory at the time, on 25th October 1532 to continue the talks they’d had in Boulogne and to meet with Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, Henry’s queen-in-waiting.
After his arrival in Calais, Francis I sent Anne Boleyn a diamond via the Provost of Paris, but Anne was nowhere to be seen, she had plans for a dramatic entrance on 27th October.
Posted By Claire on October 26, 2016
As many of you know, as well as running the Anne Boleyn Files I’m also the founder of the Tudor Society, an online community which brings together Tudor history experts and Tudor history lovers from all over the world.
To give people a taster of what the Tudor Society is all about, we are holding an open day this Friday, 28th October. As well as opening up the website and archives for the day, we also have a whole day’s worth of expert live chats and giveaways planned. This is a chance for you to interact with historians, authors and other Tudor history buffs, to ask questions and to discuss and debate. Topics include Anne Boleyn, George Boleyn, Jane Boleyn, Charles Brandon, Edward VI, Tudor music, Tudor medicine, Anne of Cleves, the Battle of Bosworth, Mary I, Arthur Tudor… and lots more.
You can see the whole programme of live chats and their times over at the Tudor Society – click here. There will be a giveaway at each live chat.
But that’s not all, there are magazines, videos, quizzes, resources and articles to enjoy, plus a free downloadable report (available Friday), so please do come along on Friday, I’d love to see you there and I will be taking full advantage of this opportunity to ‘talk Tudor’ all day! Will you join me?
To commemorate the death of Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, MedievalCourses.com are offering everyone the chance to listen to module 3 of their new seven-unit course, “The Six Wives of Henry VIII: Monarchy and Matrimony in Tudor England” for free just for today. The module is just over 26 minutes long and is […]
On this day in history, 24th October 1537, just twelve days after providing Henry VIII with his longed-for son and heir, Queen Jane Seymour died at Hampton Court Palace. Jane had taken to her chamber on 16th September 1537 and went into labour on 9th or 10th October. Contemporary sources suggest that her labour lasted […]
On this day in history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, at Calais while he rode to Boulogne to spend four days at the French court with King Francis I. Read more… Also on this day in history, 21st October 1536, during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, Robert Aske […]
I just wanted to alert you to MedievalCourses.com’s two-day flash sale (18th and 19th October) as I know many of you are interested in doing history courses. What’s great about these courses is that they’re completely online and there’s no set start/end date so you can do them at your own pace or buy now […]
On this day in history, 16th October 1555, two of the Oxford martyrs: Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, and Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, were burnt at the stake at Oxford for heresy. Their friend and fellow Oxford martyr, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, was also burnt at the stake in Oxford, but on 21st March 1556. Read […]
By 14th October the uprising in the north had turned into a proper rebellion, one that came to be known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. On 13th October, Lord Darcy had reported to Henry VIII that “most of the East Riding […] Marshland, Snathe, and others of the West Riding […] Dent, Sedbar, Richmondshire, Middleham, […]