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14 November 1532 – The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?

| November 14, 2018

14 November 1532 – The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?

This day in history, 14th November 1532, the Feast of St Erkenwald, might just have been Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s wedding day! Chronicler Edward Hall can usually be trusted and according to him “The king, after his return [from Calais] married privily the lady Anne Boleyn on Saint Erkenwald’s day, which marriage was kept […]

25 January 1533 – The wedding of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2018

On this day in history, the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, King Henry VIII finally married the woman whom he had been courting for the last six years, Anne Boleyn. The marriage took place early in the morning of 25th January 1533 at Whitehall Palace, formerly York Place and the property that the […]

25 January 1533 – A St Paul’s Day wedding for Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

| January 25, 2016

25 January 1533 – A St Paul’s Day wedding for Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

Early in the morning of 25th January 1533, the feast of the conversion of St Paul, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony performed by Rowland Lee, Henry VIII’s chaplain. In attendance on the king and queen, according to Nicholas Harpsfield, the Catholic apologist writing in Mary I’s reign, were Henry Norris […]

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn is Accorded Royal Honours and Cranmer works on the Annulment

| April 11, 2014

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn is Accorded Royal Honours and Cranmer works on the Annulment

On 11th April 1533 Henry VIII informed his Council that Anne was his rightful wife and Queen and that she should be accorded with royal honours.1 On the same day Thomas Cranmer, the newly consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote to the King “Beseeching the King very humbly to allow him to determine his great cause […]

28 May 1533 – Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn is Proclaimed to be Valid

| May 28, 2013

28 May 1533 – Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn is Proclaimed to be Valid

On 28th May 1533, five days after the special court at Dunstable Priory had declared Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon invalid, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer proclaimed the validity of Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn after a special enquiry at Lambeth Palace. The proclamation was just in time for Anne Boleyn’s coronation pageantry, which […]