Francis I and Henry VIII
Francis I and Henry VIII

On this day in history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, at Calais while he rode to Boulogne to spend four days at the French court with King Francis I.

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Also on this day in history, 21st October 1536, during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, Robert Aske met with Lancaster Herald at Pontefract Castle and refused to let the herald read out the proclamation which told of how the Lincolnshire rebels had submitted, and declared that he and his people were intent on staying true to their cause and would be marching on London. Click here to view a timeline of the events of the rebellion.

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  1. This must have been disappointing but Anne could not be received as a Queen when she was still his mistress. Marguarite and Eleanor could not accept her, the latter as she was the neice of Katherine of Aragon and Margarite as she recalled Anne Boleyn as a mere lady at the court of Queen Claude. Anne may be educated but she was still in the service of Katherine for several years, she was not Henry’s wife, for Marguarite, Anne was not good enough. Without these ladies being able to receive Anne, it was better for her to remain behind and entertain Francis I on English soil in Calais.

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