On this day in history, 28th May 1533, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, proclaimed the validity of Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn. You can click here to read more about that.
1533 was a big year for Anne Boleyn – she got married to King Henry VIII, her husband’s first marriage was finally officially annulled, her marriage to Henry VIII was proclaimed valid, she was recognised as queen, she was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey, and she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, the future Queen Elizabeth I.
Phew! What a year!
I created A Timeline of Anne Boleyn’s Relationship with Henry VIII – From 1528-1533, but I thought it would be helpful to list links to articles on the key events of 1533 here.
- 25 January 1533 – Henry VIII finally marries Anne Boleyn
- 30 March 1533 – Thomas Cranmer Became Archbishop of Canterbury
- 5 April 1533 – Convocation rules on Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon
- 9 April 1533 – From Queen to Dowager Princess of Wales
- 11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn is Accorded Royal Honours and Cranmer works on the Annulment
- 12 April 1533 – She has changed her name from Marchioness to Queen
- 10 May 1533 – Opening of the Dunstable Court
- 23 May 1533 – The official end of Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon
- 28 May 1533 – Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn is valid
- 29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Pageantry Begins
- 30th May 1533 – The Knights of the Bath
- 31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn
- 1 June 1533 – The noble triumphant coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn
- 3 July 1533 – Catherine of Aragon “to satisfy herself with the name of Dowager”
- 11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null
- 26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber
- 7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter
- 10 September 1533 – Elizabeth I’s Christening at the Church of Observant Friars, Greenwich
Picture: Hever Castle rose portrait of Anne Boleyn; a recreation of Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge based on the illumination in The Ecclesiaste manuscript, copyright Tim Ridgway.