The Anne Boleyn Experience Tour Day 5

Posted By on May 22, 2018

Yum!

Apologies for not writing this sooner but I was travelling. So, what did day 5 bring?

The day started with the usual delicious Hever Castle breakfast. I haven’t mentioned the food, I don’t think, but it was out of this world. The chef at Hever went out of his way to help with our dietary requirements (vegetarians, vegans and some serious food allergies) and every dish was divine. There was so much choice for breakfast (hot and cold) that I am finding it very hard to come back down to earth here at home. I want my halloumi and avocado on a toasted English muffin with grilled tomato! Where is it? Oh dear!

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20 May 1536 – A royal betrothal

Posted By on May 20, 2018

The day after your second wife’s death is obviously the right time to become betrothed to your new woman, don’t you think? OK, so wife number 2 had just been executed for high treason for being unfaithful to her husband and plotting to kill him, but I don’t for a moment believe that Henry VIII thought she was guilty.

But, that’s just my view!

Whatever your view on Henry VIII’s part in the events of May 1536, it still doesn’t seem very appropriate to become betrothed to a new woman that fast. I don’t think Henry VIII cared what anyone thought by this point, though. Henry was ready to move on to a woman he hoped would give him a living son, and that woman was Jane Seymour.

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