10 September 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s daughter is baptised

On this day in history, 10th September 1533, a future Queen of England was baptised in a lavish ceremony at the Church of Observant Friars in Greenwich. The little princess was the three-day-old daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and she would grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I.

The baby girl was baptised Elizabeth, the name of both of her grandmothers, and her godparents were Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury; Agnes Howard (nee Tylney), Dowager Duchess of Norfolk; Margaret Grey (nee Wotton), Marchioness of Dorset; and Gertrude Courtenay, Marchioness of Exeter.

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Picture: Genevieve Bujold as Anne Boleyn with baby Elizabeth in “Anne of the Thousand Days”.

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