On 4th June 1536, following her marriage to Henry VIII on 30th May, Jane Seymour was proclaimed Queen at Greenwich Palace. Charles Wriothesley, the Tudor chronicler, recorded:
“Also the 4th daie of June, being Whitsoundaie, the said Jane Seymor was proclaymed Queene at Greenewych, and went in procession, after the King, with a great traine of ladies followinge after her, and also ofred at masse as Queen, and began her howsehold that daie, dyning in her chamber of presence under the cloath of estate.”
You can read more about Henry VIII’s third wife in my article Jane Seymour – The Meek and Mild One.
Also on this day in history…
- 1550 – Robert Dudley married Amy Robsart at the royal palace of Sheen at Richmond, near London – click here to read more.
- 1561 – The spire of St Paul’s Cathedral caught fire after being struck by lightning. The fire melted the Cathedral’s bells and lead from the spire “poured down like lava upon the roof”.
Notes and Sources
- Wriothesley’s Chronicle, p43-44