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23 August 1535 – A royal visit to Acton Court

| August 23, 2017

23 August 1535 – A royal visit to Acton Court

On this day in history, 23rd August 1535*, royal favourite and keen reformer Sir Nicholas Poyntz welcomed King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, to his home Acton Court in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, as part of the couple’s royal progress. Sir Nicholas Poyntz was born around 1510 and was the eldest son […]

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s 1535 royal progress

| August 14, 2017

On this day in history, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn arrived at Thornbury Castle as part of their royal progress. Here is an extract from my book, Tudor Places of Great Britain, about the castle: “Thornbury Castle, a Tudor Castle set on the edge of the Cotswolds, dates back to 1510 when Edward Stafford, 3rd […]

August 1535 – Sir Nicholas Poyntz plays host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| August 21, 2016

August 1535 – Sir Nicholas Poyntz plays host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 23rd August 1535*, King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, were scheduled to visit Sir Nicholas Poyntz (c.1510 – 1556) at his home, Acton Court, in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, as part of their progress to the south-west. This progress was an opportunity for the couple to promote the Reformation and […]

21 August 1535 – Acton Court welcomes Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| August 21, 2015

21 August 1535 – Acton Court welcomes Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 21st August 1535, Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn visited Acton Court, in Iron Acton, south Gloucestershire, as part of their progress to the south-west. Acton Court was the home of Sir Nicholas Poyntz, a man who was known for his support of religious reform. In preparation for the royal visit, Poyntz […]

21 August 1535 – King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn Visit Nicholas Poyntz

| August 21, 2014

21 August 1535 – King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn Visit Nicholas Poyntz

As part of their summer progress to the south-west of England, on 21st August 1535 King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn visited courtier Nicholas Poyntz at his home, Acton Court, in south Gloucestershire.The progress also included a stay with the Walsh Family at Little Sodbury Manor on 23rd August. This royal progress was not […]