Marquis Pembroke PatentOn 1st September 1532, Henry VIII made Anne Boleyn Marquis of Pembroke, a title in her own right, to “fit” her for the European stage and in readiness for the couple’s upcoming meeting with King Francis I of France. The Great Matter was still not resolved and Anne was not yet Henry’s wife and Queen, so she required some status befitting of England’s future Queen.

You can read all about the ceremony, the patent and the lands Anne was given in my article 1 September 1532 – Anne Boleyn Created Marquis of Pembroke.

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