1 December 1530 – The death of Margaret of Austria

| December 1, 2020

On 1st December 1530, fifty-year-old Margaret of Austria, Princess of Asturias and Duchess of Savoy, died at her home at Mechelen. She was buried alongside her second husband, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy, in their mausoleum at Bourg-en-Bresse. Margaret was an important woman. She was the daughter of Maximilian of Austria and Mary of Burgundy, […]

Anne Boleyn’s Education and her time at Margaret of Austria’s Court

| August 8, 2014

Anne Boleyn’s Education and her time at Margaret of Austria’s Court

We don’t know anything about Anne Boleyn’s first few years. She wasn’t a royal princess so her early childhood and education are not documented in any way, but we know from the woman and queen that she became that her humanist father ensured she had the best education a Tudor girl could hope for. Anne […]