January 25 – Anne Boleyn finally marries Henry VIII

| January 25, 2023

January 25 – Anne Boleyn finally marries Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 25th January 1533, about six years after Anne Boleyn had accepted King Henry VIII’s proposal of marriage, the couple got married in a secret ceremony at Whitehall. Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, was about thirty-one when she married forty-one-year-old Henry VIII in a ceremony officiated by Rowland Lee. Read […]

December 23 – Nicholas Udall and how he was involved in Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation

| December 23, 2022

December 23 – Nicholas Udall and how he was involved in Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd December 1556, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Nicholas Udall (Yevedale) was buried at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster. Udall was a schoolmaster, cleric, humanist and playwright, and he wrote a ballad for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation celebrations in 1533. His ballad was about Anne Boleyn’s falcon badge… […]

December 8 – Sir William Coffin, Anne Boleyn’s Master of the Horse

| December 8, 2022

December 8 – Sir William Coffin, Anne Boleyn’s Master of the Horse

On this day in Tudor history, 8th December 1538, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir William Coffin died at Standon in Hertfordshire. The courtier and Master of the Horse to Queens Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour is thought to have died of the plague because his wife Margaret wrote in a letter to […]

November 14 – Weddings for Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn

| November 14, 2022

November 14 – Weddings for Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 14th November 1501, the Feast of St Erkenwald, Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, married Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. The couple got married at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. And on […]

September 10 – The christening of Elizabeth I at Greenwich

| September 10, 2022

September 10 – The christening of Elizabeth I at Greenwich

On this day in Tudor history, 10th September 1533, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was christened at the Church of Observant Friars in Greenwich. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She had a lavish christening service presided over by […]

September 7 – The birth of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

| September 7, 2022

September 7 – The birth of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl at Greenwich Palace. This daughter would, of course, grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, a queen who would rule England for over […]

August 26 – Anne Boleyn prepares to give birth

| August 26, 2022

August 26 – Anne Boleyn prepares to give birth

On this day in Tudor history, 26th August 1533, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the king’s second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, prepared for the birth of her first child by “taking her chamber” at Greenwich Palace. The baby was born on 7th September and was, of course, the future Queen Elizabeth I. Tudor […]

August 23 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visit Acton Court

| August 23, 2022

August 23 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visit Acton Court

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd August 1535, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir Nicholas Poyntz welcomed the king and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, to his home Acton Court in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire. Poyntz was a royal favourite and keen reformer, and the royal couple were visiting reformers on […]

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