12 April 1533 – A spectacle at Greenwich Palace

| April 12, 2017

On this day in history, Saturday 12th April, Easter eve, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, attended mass in the Queen’s Closet at Greenwich Palace. This was her first public appearance since her husband had informed his council that Anne was to be accorded royal honours, and Anne went all out to show the court […]

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn “went to mass in Royal state”

| April 12, 2015

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn “went to mass in Royal state”

On Saturday 12 April 1533, Easter Eve, 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.” Her husband, Henry VIII, had informed his council the day before that she was to be recognised as […]