Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Day 1 – 29 May 1533 – A fire-breathing dragon, monsters, wild men, and a queen

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, just a day after the marriage of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn had been proclaimed valid, the celebrations for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation began in earnest.

This is one of those days that, if I had the Tardis or Doc’s DeLorean, I would definitely visit.

Why? Well, the coronation celebrations kicked off with a spectacular pageant on the River Thames in London. This procession of over 300 barges carried a fire-breathing dragon, monsters, wild men, musicians, and, of course, the queen: Anne Boleyn. It must have been such a wonderful sight for the citizens of London.

Find out more in this video:

If you prefer reading over videos, you can read my article on this day here.

Also on this day in history, on 29th May 1593, Welsh religious controversialist, and a man regarded by Welsh historians as the pioneer of Welsh nonconformity, John Penry was hanged at St Thomas-a-Watering in Surrey. Find out more in this video:

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