April 12 – Anne Boleyn causes quite a stir and the not-so-nice Earl of Oxford

| April 12, 2022

April 12 – Anne Boleyn causes quite a stir and the not-so-nice Earl of Oxford

On this day in Tudor history, 12th April 1533, Anne Boleyn made her very first public appearance as King Henry VIII’s official queen consort. Anne made quite an entrance! Accompanied by sixty ladies and “loaded with jewels”, she processed to Easter Eve mass at Greenwich Palace, setting tongues wagging. Hear an account of this event… […]

12 April 1533 – She has changed her name from Marchioness to Queen

| April 12, 2016

12 April 1533 – She has changed her name from Marchioness to Queen

On Easter Eve, Saturday 12th April 1533, Anne Boleyn attended mass in the Queen’s Closet of Greenwich Palace “with all the pomp of a Queen, clad in cloth of gold, and loaded (carga) with the richest jewels.”1 This was her first public appearance since her husband, Henry VIII, had informed his council the previous day […]

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn the Queen

| April 11, 2015

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn the Queen

Good Friday 1533, the 11th April, was a big day for Anne Boleyn because it was on that day that Henry VIII ordered his council to recognise Anne Boleyn as his righful wife and queen. While Henry was meeting with his council, his new Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, was working on the annulment of […]