October 16 – A meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I is arranged

| October 16, 2022

October 16 – A meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I is arranged

On this day in Tudor history, 16th October 1532, in the reign of King Henry VIII, English nobles met French nobles to arrange a meeting between the King of England and his French counterpart, King Francis I. Henry VIII and his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, had travelled to Calais in order to gain […]

11 October 1532 – An important trip for Anne Boleyn

| October 11, 2020

11 October 1532 – An important trip for Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 11th October 1532, Anne Boleyn, sweetheart of Henry VIII and a woman who’d just been made Marquess of Pembroke, set off on an important trip. Anne Boleyn was accompanying the king, acting as his consort, on a trip to Calais to meet King Francis I of France. Henry VIII wanted […]

29 October 1532 – Loving behaviour and hearty words

| October 29, 2019

29 October 1532 – Loving behaviour and hearty words

On this day in history, 29th October 1532, according to Wynkyn de Word, King Henry VIII accompanied his French counterpart, King Francis I, to Morgison, situated seven miles outside of Calais, and bid farewell to him there. Francis I then carried on to Paris. The two kings had spent four days together in English-held Calais […]

27 October – Anne Boleyn makes her entrance in a lavish masque

| October 27, 2019

27 October – Anne Boleyn makes her entrance in a lavish masque

On Sunday 27th October 1532, two days after Henry VIII had returned from Boulogne with the French King, Francis I, who had sent Anne a lovely diamond on his arrival, Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, made a dramatic entrance to the great banquet held by King Henry VIII in Calais in honour of Francis. In […]

25 October – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive in Calais, but Anne Boleyn is nowhere to be seen

| October 25, 2019

25 October – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive in Calais, but Anne Boleyn is nowhere to be seen

On this day in Tudor history, 25th October 1532, King Henry VIII returned to the English territory of Calais following his visit to the French court at Boulogne. It was time for him to play host now to King Francis I of France and the French party who had travelled to Calais with him. But […]

21 October 1532 – Henry goes off to see Francis I, leaving Anne Boleyn behind

| October 21, 2019

21 October 1532 – Henry goes off to see Francis I, leaving Anne Boleyn behind

On this day in Tudor history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn, the newly created Marquess of Pembroke, behind in Calais while he travelled to Boulogne to spend a few days at the French court with King Francis I. Contemporary accounts tell us how beautifully the two kings were attired […]

11 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn accompanies Henry VIII to Calais

| October 11, 2019

11 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn accompanies Henry VIII to Calais

At just before dawn on this day in history, 11th October 1532, Anne Boleyn, the newly created Marquess of Pembroke, and her sweetheart, King Henry VIII, set sail from Dover in the king’s ship, The Swallow. They were headed for Calais, which was an English territory at the time. The purpose of their trip was […]

27 October 1532 – A gorgeously apparelled Anne Boleyn makes her entrance

| October 27, 2018

27 October 1532 – A gorgeously apparelled Anne Boleyn makes her entrance

On this day in history, Sunday 27th October 1532, in Calais, which was an English territory at the time, King Henry VIII hosted a lavish “great banquet” for Francis I, King of France. Henry VIII and his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn Marquess of Pembroke, had travelled to Calais to gain Francis’ public recognition and approval of […]

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