7 September 1533 – A daughter for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

The Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth IOn this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, at three o’clock in the afternoon and less than two weeks after she had taken to her chamber, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, gave birth to her first child at Greenwich Palace (Palace of Placentia).

The baby was a daughter and was described as “a beautiful infant with natural coloring […] beautiful perfection”, and the couple named her Elizabeth.

This little girl would, of course, grow up to become Queen Elizabeth I.

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