29 January 1536 – A miscarriage makes Anne Boleyn rather vulnerable

On this day in Tudor history, on the same day that her predecessor, Catherine of Aragon, was buried, Anne Boleyn suffered a tragic miscarriage.

She was about fifteen weeks into her pregnancy, when she lost the baby, which was said to have been a boy. It was a huge blow for Anne and her husband, Henry VIII, but it would also have devastating consequences. Had this pregnancy continued, Anne would never have fallen in May 1536, and had she given birth to a healthy baby boy, she would have been safe.

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