3 August 1557 – The remains of Anne of Cleves are processed to Westminster Abbey

Anne_of_Cleves,_by_Hans_Holbein_the_Younger.LouvreMerchant-taylor and diarist Henry Machyn recorded that on this day in history, 3rd August 1557, the body of forty-one year-old Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, was processed from her home, Chelsea Old Manor, where she had died on 16th July, to Westminster Abbey for burial.

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Also on this day in history, 3rd August 1553, Mary, who had just been proclaimed Queen Mary I, rode with her half-sister, Elizabeth, from Wanstead to Aldgate to be greeted by the City of London, as its new queen.

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