22 July 1536 – Henry VIII loses a son

| July 22, 2019

22 July 1536 – Henry VIII loses a son

1536 was a rather eventful year for King Henry VIII – his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, died, his second wife suffered a miscarriage and was then executed for treason, he lost five of his friends on the scaffold, he got betrothed and married for a third time, he was reunited with his wayward daughter, […]

15 June 1536 – Mary is a traitress who would be punished as such

| June 15, 2019

15 June 1536 – Mary is a traitress who would be punished as such

On this day in Tudor history, 15th June 1536, Mary (the future Mary I), daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, received an intimidating visit at her home at Hunsdon. The visit was from members of the king’s council, who had been sent by her father, the king, to persuade […]

A river pageant for a new queen and a historic meeting

| June 7, 2019

A river pageant for a new queen and a historic meeting

On 7th June 1536, less than three weeks after the execution of Henry VIII’s second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, his new marriage was celebrated with a water pageant or procession along the River Thames. This river pageant from Greenwich to Whitehall (formerly York Place) was in honour of Queen Jane Seymour, daughter of Sir John […]

The Final Days of Anne Boleyn – My article for History Extra

| June 5, 2019

I’m very honoured to be featured on the History Extra website, the official website for BBC History Magazine and BBC World Histories Magazine, with my article on “The final days of Anne Boleyn”. In this article, I talk about why Anne Boleyn was executed on 19th May 1536, how she was executed and what happened […]

4 June 1536 – Jane Seymour is proclaimed queen – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| June 4, 2019

4 June 1536 – Jane Seymour is proclaimed queen – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

You thought I’d finished my video series on the fall of Anne Boleyn in 1536, didn’t you? Ha! Got you! Here’s a surprise extra video for you! On this day in 1536, 4th June, Whitsunday, Henry VIII’s new bride, Jane Seymour, was officially proclaimed queen at Greenwich. Henry had married his third wife on 30th […]

20 May 1536 – Henry VIII and Jane Seymour get betrothed – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 20, 2019

King Henry VIII wasted no time in May 1536. With wife number 2 dead and buried, he quickly moved on to wife number 3, getting betrothed to Jane Seymour the day after Anne Boleyn’s execution and marrying her ten days later. I give all the details in today’s final Fall of Anne Boleyn video, including […]

18 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares to die – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 18, 2019

18 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares to die – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled to take place on 18th May 1536 so Anne prepared herself for death. How did Anne prepare herself? Why was her execution postponed? What exactly happened on this day in 1536? I explain everything in today’s Fall of Anne Boleyn video. I’m doing these “Fall of Anne Boleyn” videos […]

16 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is in hope of life – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| May 16, 2019

16 May 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn is in hope of life – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, the condemned Queen Anne Boleyn’s spirits seemed to have lifted and she was hoping for mercy. Why? What could have made her so hopeful? I look at what happened to Anne on this day and also talks about the five men, who were preparing for their executions. I’m doing these […]