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

| October 27, 2018

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 […]

12 November 1532 – King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn begin their journey home

| November 12, 2017

12 November 1532 – King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn begin their journey home

At midnight on 12th/13th November 1532, King Henry VIII and his sweetheart,Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais to head back to Dover. Chronicler Edward Hall recorded: “On Tewesdaie at midnight he tooke ship, and landed at Dover the morowe after, beyng the xiiii. daie of Nouember, at v. of the clocke in […]

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn makes her entrance

| October 27, 2017

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn makes her entrance

On this day in history, Sunday 27th October 1532, Henry VIII and Francis I, the Kings of England and France, dined together at a special “great banquet” in Calais. Chronicler Edward Hall records that “The French kyng was serued iii. courses, & his meat dressed after the French fashion, & the kyng of England had […]

25 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn is sent a diamond

| October 25, 2017

25 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn is sent a diamond

On this day in history, 25th October 1532, King Henry VIII arrived back in the English territory of Calais following his visit to the French court at Boulogne. Francis I, King of France, travelled back with him. The Maner of the tryumphe of Caleys and Bulleyn says this of their journey and arrival: “And on […]

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn makes an entrance

| October 27, 2016

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn makes an entrance

Henry VIII and Francis I, King of France, had arrived at Calais, which was English territory at the time, on 25th October 1532 to continue the talks they’d had in Boulogne and to meet with Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, Henry’s queen-in-waiting. After his arrival in Calais, Francis I sent Anne Boleyn a diamond via […]

21 October 1532 – Henry VIII goes to Boulogne and Anne Boleyn stays in Calais

| October 21, 2016

21 October 1532 – Henry VIII goes to Boulogne and Anne Boleyn stays in Calais

On this day in history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, at Calais while he rode to Boulogne to spend four days at the French court with King Francis I. Read more… Also on this day in history, 21st October 1536, during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, Robert Aske […]

11 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are Calais bound

| October 11, 2016

11 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are Calais bound

On this day in history, 11 October 1532, at just before dawn, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Dover in the King’s ship The Swallow. Their destination was Calais and the purpose of their trip was to gain King Francis I of France’s support for their relationship and their quest […]

12 November 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are homeward bound

| November 12, 2015

12 November 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are homeward bound

At midnight on 12th/13th November 1532, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais to head back to Dover. Chronicler Edward Hall writes: “On Tewesdaie at midnight he tooke ship, and landed at Dover the morowe after, beyng the xiiii. daie of Nouember, at v. of the clocke in the […]