June 1 – Anne Boleyn is crowned queen at Westminster Abbey

Posted By on June 1, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 1st June 1533, Whitsunday, at Westminster Abbey, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was crowned queen in ceremony performed by her good friend, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury.

It was a long day for Anne, who was around 6 months pregnant. The day started with a procession from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, then there was the actual coronation, where Anne was crowned with St Edward’s crown, and finally the huge coronation banquet.

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