October 28 – Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Francis I celebrate

| October 28, 2022

October 28 – Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Francis I celebrate

On this day in Tudor history, Monday 28th October 1532, the Feast of St Simon and St Jude, Henry VIII celebrated his friendship with his French counterpart, Francis I. 28th October also was the last full day of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s time with Francis I in Calais. The trip had been successful, and […]

October 27 – Anne Boleyn and a spectacular masque

| October 27, 2022

October 27 – Anne Boleyn and a spectacular masque

On this day in Tudor history, Sunday 27th October 1532, a banquet was held in Calais by King Henry VIII in honour of his fellow king, Francis I of France. After the banquet, Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, accompanied by ladies including her sister, Mary Boleyn, made a dramatic entrance “gorgeously apparalled with visers on […]

October 25 – A diamond for Anne Boleyn

| October 25, 2022

October 25 – A diamond for Anne Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 25th October 1532, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, was sent “a diamond worth 15,000 or 16,000 crowns” by King Francis I, who, that day, had accompanied King Henry VIII from the French royal court at Boulogne to Henry and Anne’s accommodation at […]

October 21 – Anne Boleyn is left behind in Calais

| October 21, 2022

October 21 – Anne Boleyn is left behind in Calais

On this day in Tudor history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn behind in Calais while he travelled to Boulogne. Henry VIII and his sweetheart, Anne Boleyn, Marquess of Pembroke, had travelled to Calais to meet with the French king, Francis I, to obtain his support for their union. On this day […]

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 […]

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