25 October – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive in Calais, but Anne Boleyn is nowhere to be seen

| October 25, 2019

25 October – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive in Calais, but Anne Boleyn is nowhere to be seen

On this day in Tudor history, 25th October 1532, King Henry VIII returned to the English territory of Calais following his visit to the French court at Boulogne. It was time for him to play host now to King Francis I of France and the French party who had travelled to Calais with him. But […]

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn makes an entrance

| October 27, 2016

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn makes an entrance

Henry VIII and Francis I, King of France, had arrived at Calais, which was English territory at the time, on 25th October 1532 to continue the talks they’d had in Boulogne and to meet with Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, Henry’s queen-in-waiting. After his arrival in Calais, Francis I sent Anne Boleyn a diamond via […]

21 October 1532 – Henry VIII goes to Boulogne and Anne Boleyn stays in Calais

| October 21, 2016

21 October 1532 – Henry VIII goes to Boulogne and Anne Boleyn stays in Calais

On this day in history, 21st October 1532, King Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, at Calais while he rode to Boulogne to spend four days at the French court with King Francis I. Read more… Also on this day in history, 21st October 1536, during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, Robert Aske […]

11 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are Calais bound

| October 11, 2016

11 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are Calais bound

On this day in history, 11 October 1532, at just before dawn, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Dover in the King’s ship The Swallow. Their destination was Calais and the purpose of their trip was to gain King Francis I of France’s support for their relationship and their quest […]

12 November 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are homeward bound

| November 12, 2015

12 November 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn are homeward bound

At midnight on 12th/13th November 1532, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais to head back to Dover. Chronicler Edward Hall writes: “On Tewesdaie at midnight he tooke ship, and landed at Dover the morowe after, beyng the xiiii. daie of Nouember, at v. of the clocke in the […]

Timeline of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s trip to Calais – October 1532

| October 20, 2015

Timeline of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s trip to Calais – October 1532

In October 1532, Henry VIII took Anne Boleyn, who he’d just made Marquis of Pembroke, to Calais with him. The main purpose of this trip was for Henry and Anne to gain King Francis I’s public recognition and approval of their relationship. Henry wanted Francis to then meet with the Pope and push the case […]

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

| November 14, 2014

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

Although we know that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn had a private, and rather secret, marriage ceremony on 25th January 1533, chronicler Edward Hall also records a marriage ceremony on 14th November 1532, St Erkenwald’s Day: “The kyng after his returne, maried priuily the lady Anne Bulleyn, on sainct Erkenwaldes daie, whiche mariage was kept […]

12 November 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Set Sail for Dover

| November 12, 2014

12 November 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Set Sail for Dover

At midnight on Tuesday 12th November 1532, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais bound for the Kent port of Dover. The couple had been in Calais since 11th October, with Anne acting as Henry’s consort while the King met with Francis I, King of France, to gain his […]