25 January – Bonfires, torches, bells ringing… and the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

25th January is the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, an important day in Tudor times. It celebrated the conversion of Paul, a man known for his persecution of Christians, on the road to Damascus.

In this talk, I explain the background of the feast day and shares a contemporary account of how St Paul’s Day was celebrated in the reign of Queen Mary I.

Also on this day in 1533 was St Paul’s Day, and was the day of the official, but secret, marriage of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn at Whitehall Palace.

Find out more in this video…

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