On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, just a day after Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn had been declared valid, the celebrations for Anne’s coronation began.
The celebration consisted of a spectacular river pageant on the Thames.
In this video, I describe the amazing river procession, using details from contemporary sources. Fire-breathing dragons, wild men, music, sumptuous decorations… it must have been a wonderful sight.
If you prefer to read articles rather than view videos, you can read more about the procession here.