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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 […]

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 […]

21 August 1535 – King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn Visit Acton Court

| August 21, 2013

21 August 1535 – King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn Visit Acton Court

On this day in history, 21st August 1535, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited Nicholas Poyntz at his home, Acton Court, in South Gloucestershire, as part of their summer progress to the south-west of England. The progress also included a stay with the Walsh Family at Little Sobdury Manor. You can read more about […]

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

| August 21, 2011

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

On this day in history, 21st August 1535, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visited Nicholas Poyntz at his home, Acton Court, in South Gloucestershire. This summer progress, as well as getting the royal couple out of smelly London with its risk of Plague, was a chance for the couple to promote the Reformation and […]

Save Acton Court!

| March 14, 2011

Save Acton Court!

At the end of Nasim’s article on David Starkey’s talk about Acton Court and Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s visit there in 1535, I wrote about how Acton Court is at risk due to heavy traffic using the road which runs just three feet away from the property and its gates, but I wanted to […]

Acton Court, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – The Royal Progress of 1535

| March 14, 2011

Acton Court, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – The Royal Progress of 1535

Today we have a guest article from Nasim Tadghighi who attended historian David Starkey’s talk entitled “Acton Court and the Tudors” at the University of Bristol. Acton Court, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – The Royal Progress of 1535 by Nasim Tadghighi Last night I attended a talk by David Starkey on Acton Court and […]