29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s coronation fun begins

| May 29, 2017

On this day in history, 29th May 1533, the day after Archbishop Cranmer had proclaimed that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was valid, the celebrations for the new queen’s forthcoming coronation commenced. The celebrations would last for four days, from 29th May to the coronation ceremony and banquet on 1st June, Whitsun. These celebrations […]

1533 – Anne Boleyn is finally queen!

| May 28, 2017

On this day in history, 28th May 1533, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, proclaimed the validity of Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn. You can click here to read more about that. 1533 was a big year for Anne Boleyn – she got married to King Henry VIII, her husband’s first marriage was finally officially […]

Events of 1533

| May 22, 2014

Events of 1533

25th January 1533 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn marry in a secret ceremony. February 1533 – Anne talks of a craving for apples, she is pregnant. March 1533 – Henry’s court preachers proclaim the “virtues and secret merits” of Anne Boleyn while proclaiming that his marriage to Catherine is invalid. 26th March 1533 – […]

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn Attends Easter Eve Mass as Queen

| April 12, 2014

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn Attends Easter Eve Mass as Queen

Following Henry VIII’s orders to his council the previous day to accord Anne Boleyn royal honours, and Catherine of Aragon’s demotion to Dowager Princess of Wales, the pregnant Anne attended mass on Holy Saturday in the Queen’s Closet of Greenwich Palace “with all the pomp of a Queen, clad in cloth of gold, and loaded […]