29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn loses a male child

Posted By on January 29, 2021

On this day in history, 29th January 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”.

This was just five days after the king had suffered a jousting accident, a reminder of his mortality, and his hopes of a legitimate male heir were now dashed. He must surely have thought that history was repeating itself, that there was something wrong with this marriage too.

You can find out more about Anne Boleyn’s miscarriage in the following videos:

And on the very same day that Anne Boleyn suffered her miscarriage, her predecessor, Catherine of Aragon, was laid to rest at Peterborough Abbey:

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