25 April 1536 – A hopeful king

Posted By on April 25, 2017

On this day in history, 25th April 1536, a day after the commissions of oyer and terminer had been set up by Thomas Audley, his Lord Chancellor, King Henry VIII wrote letters to his ambassadors abroad: Richard Pate in Rome, and Stephen Gardiner and John Wallop in Paris.

In these letters, he referred to Anne Boleyn as “our most dear and most entirely beloved wife the Queen” and wrote of his hope for a son:

“[…] for as much as there is great likelihood and appearance that God will send unto Us heirs male to succeed Us[…].”

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