June 8 1536 – Henry VIII doesn’t have any legitimate children

| June 8, 2022

June 8 1536 – Henry VIII doesn’t have any legitimate children

On this day in 1536, Henry VIII found himself without any legitimate children. Well, he didn’t find himself that way, really, he made it so. The sixth Parliament of King Henry VIII’s reign met on 8th June 1536 and passed the Second Act of Succession. This act removed Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from […]

June 4 – Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, is proclaimed queen

| June 4, 2022

June 4 – Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymour, is proclaimed queen

On this day in history, 4th June 1536, Henry VIII’s new bride, Jane Seymour, was officially proclaimed queen at Greenwich. Jane had become Henry VIII’s third wife on 30th May 1536, just eleven days after Anne Boleyn’s execution. Everything had moved incredibly fast. Find out more about what happened on this day in 1536…

June 2 – The new queen is seen!

| June 2, 2022

June 2 – The new queen is seen!

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1536, just two weeks after the execution of her predecessor, Anne Boleyn, the new queen, Jane Seymour, made her first public appearance. Find out more about Queen Jane Seymour’s appearance at Greenwich Palace, and also about Jane Seymour herself, in this video… Transcript:

May 30 – Knights of the Bath for Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and another wedding for Henry VIII

| May 30, 2022

May 30 – Knights of the Bath for Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and another wedding for Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, on the night of 30th/31st May 1533, as part of the celebrations for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation, which was scheduled for 1st June, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath. What did this mean? What happened in this night-long ceremony? Find out… Exactly three years later, on 30th […]

May 26 – Henry VIII’s daughter, Mary, seeks Cromwell’s help

| May 26, 2022

May 26 – Henry VIII’s daughter, Mary, seeks Cromwell’s help

On this day in Tudor history, 26th May 1536, Mary, the eldest daughter of King Henry VIII, sought the help of Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell, the king’s right-hand man. Now that her stepmother, Anne Boleyn, was out of the way, Mary was hoping for a reconciliation with her father. What did Mary want Cromwell to […]

May 20 – Henry VIII moves on

| May 20, 2022

May 20 – Henry VIII moves on

King Henry VIII wasted no time in May 1536. He wasn’t letting the grass grow under his feet! 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. Let me tell you more…

May 19 – Anne Boleyn becomes a Queen in Heaven

| May 19, 2022

May 19 – Anne Boleyn becomes a Queen in Heaven

On this day in Tudor history, 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was executed at the Tower of London. As her friend, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer said, “she who has been the Queen of England upon Earth will today become a Queen in heaven.” In this video, I explain exactly […]

May 18 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for death

| May 18, 2022

May 18 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for death

Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled to take place on 18th May 1536 so Anne prepared herself for death. But how did Anne prepare herself? Why was her execution postponed? What exactly happened on this day in 1536?