11 October 1532 – An important trip for Anne Boleyn

Posted By on October 11, 2020

On this day in history, 11th October 1532, Anne Boleyn, sweetheart of Henry VIII and a woman who’d just been made Marquess of Pembroke, set off on an important trip.

Anne Boleyn was accompanying the king, acting as his consort, on a trip to Calais to meet King Francis I of France. Henry VIII wanted to obtain the French king’s support for his relationship with Anne Boleyn and for the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

Find out more about this trip, what happened and what happened next, in my latest “on this day in Tudor history” video:

Other videos on this trip:

Also on this day in Tudor history, 11th October 1537, there was a solemn procession and prayers said for Jane Seymour, Henry VIII’s third wife, who was in labour with her first and only child, Edward. In last year’s video, I share contemporary accounts of the procession and Jane’s labour: