31 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

Posted By on May 31, 2014

Apollo and the Muses on Parnassus by Hans Holbein the Younger - A design for a montage for Anne's coronation.

Apollo and the Muses on Parnassus by Hans Holbein the Younger – A design for a montage for Anne’s coronation.

On this day in 1533, at 5pm, Anne Boleyn left the Tower of London in a procession which took her from the Tower, through the streets of London, to Westminster Hall.

I wrote a detailed article about the route and its lavish spectacles last year – see 31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn.

A procession, pageants, wine flowing from fountains, entertainment… what a day it must have been for Londoners!

You can also read an article on Anne’s coronation procession by Nasim Tadghighi, who walked the procession’s route in London and took photos – click here.

On this day in history…

  • 1443 – Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, and matriarch of the Tudor dynasty, was born at Bletsoe Castle in Bedfordshire. You can read all about her in the article I wrote to commemorate her death – see Lady Margaret Beaufort.
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